Cave Springs Campground Located in Oak Creek Canyon
Cave Spring Campground sets beside Oak Creek. It is about 12
miles north from the 89A turnoff in Sedona AZ at the upper-end
of Oak Creek Canyon. Flagstaff is about another 16 miles to the
north. Cave Spring is not only the largest campground but one of
the most popular campsites in scenic Oak Creek Canyon.
This is camping heaven. Great for families with children. Located
along the shimmering cool waters of the creek which is regularly
stocked with trout. Fish, hike or just relax in the shade of thick
stands of pine trees. Clear, crisp, fresh air. Sounds of songbirds.
Slide Rock State Park and its famous "slide rock" swimming holes
are just south of the campgrounds. If you enjoy hiking, spectacular
West Fork Oak Creek Trail is just north of the Cave Springs camp
About The Camping Sites
There are 82 camping sites. 11 of them can be reserved in advance
while the rest are first-com, first-serve. Many of camping spots are
right on the banks of Oak Creek but the others are but a short walk
away. The creek is bordered with paths for short easy strolls.
Convenience and Amenities. Each camp site includes picnic tables,
fir pits and cooking grills. The roads and spur parking is paved. The
campground has coin-operated showers. Vault-type, barrier-free
toilets and drinking water is provided. Firewood can be purchased
at the site.
At the time this article was written, Cave Springs opened a store
that sells camping essentials like cookware. propane, ice, snacks
Season and Fees. The open season is generally late March to the
middle of October. Fees (as of 11/2011) were $18 per night up
to a maximum of 8 people, per camp site. Groups of more than
8 campers will require and additional campsite. Additional fees
apply for second vehicles with space permitting. Discounts are
available for certain passes.
The campground is available for picnic/day use from 10 AM to
1 PM. for $7.00. Fees and camping guidelines can change without
notice. Always call ahead for any changes.
Best Time To Go. Cave Springs Campground can be very crowded
during the spring and summer months, particularly during major
holidays. Weekdays are less crowded. Make reservations for the
reservable sites and get there early to claim the others. Elevation
is at about 5,500 feet. See our Sedona Weather Chart but due to
a higher elevation versus Sedona, the temperatures generally
will be 5 to 8 degrees cooler that in Sedona.
Making Reservations. Call (877) 444-6777 or for the hearing
impaired, TDD at (877) 833-6777.
For More Information. Contact the Red Rock Ranger District
with questions, latest fees, seasonal schedules or changes in
Red Rock Ranger District
P.O. Box 300
Sedona, Arizona 86339
Restrictions and Guidelines
Tents, small motor homes and trailers under 36' are permitted
Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am.
No utility hookups.
Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
No horses allowed in the campground.
No glass containers are permitted at nearby Slide Rock State Park or Grasshopper Point Swim Area.
Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
7 day stay limit.
Directions and Access To The Campground
Located about 12 miles north of Sedona and about 16 miles
from Flagstaff on Highway 89A through Oak Creek Canyon.
The campgrounds are on the west side of 89A. Cave Springs
is about a mile south of its sister campground, Pine Flat