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    Cave Springs in scenic Oak Creek Canyon is one of the forest's most popular campgrounds. The scenery is unmatched, the stream is stocked with trout, and if the aren't biting you can always go swimming, hiking, or birdwatching. Slide Rock State Park and the thriving resort town of Sedona are only a short drive away.

    Campsites are located in a shady stand of ponderosa pines in the upper reaches of the canyon. Many of the campsites are located right on the banks of Oak Creek. None are very far from it. There are several hiking trails in the vicinity. Some lead up the canyon slopes to offer good views of the surrounding scenery. The creek is bordered with paths that lead along its picturesque course offering great bird watching and good fishing.

    The best time to secure a campsite in popular campgrounds like Cave Springs is between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on non-holiday Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

    Facilities

    • Campsites: 82 single sites available.
    • RVs and Trailers: RVs, trailers, and motor homes up to 36 feet. No utility hookups.
    • Picnic: All sites have tables, fire pits, and cooking grills.
    • Day use: Campground is for overnight camping only. Day use is not permitted.
    • Drinking water: For hand and dishwashing, not tank fill-up. No utility hookups.
    • Restrooms: Vault-type toilets (barrier free).
    • Parking: One vehicle plus a trailer. Additional vehicle requires an additional fee.
    • Reservations: Some sites are available for reservations at Recreation.gov
    • No radios or amplified devices allowed.
    • No horses allowed in the campground.
    • Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
    • 7 day stay limit.

    How to get there

    On US Highway 89A, drive about 14 miles south from Flagstaff or north about 12 miles north from Sedona. Cave Springs is a mile south (downstream) of Pine Flat Campground. Both campgrounds are located just off the paved highway to the west.
    Cave Springs Campground map
    Cave Springs Campground map

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