Cave Springs Campground

Area Status: Open
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Cave Springs Meadow

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. Add to that the fact that Slide Rock State Park (listed in Life Magazine as one of the nation's ten best swimming holes) and the thriving resort town of Sedona are only a short drive away and you can see why this area is so popular.

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.

Attractions: Camping, fishing, swimming/wading, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, photography


  • Cave Springs has 82 sites, of which 11 are reservable
  • Coin-operated showers (Minimum $4.00)
  • Tables, fire pits and cooking grills, paved roads and spurs, vault-type toilets (barrier free), and drinking water are provided.


  • No radios or amplified devices allowed
  • Oak Creek is very crowded, especially on weekends. To get a campsite it is best to come on a weekday and come early.
  • Tents, small motor homes and trailers under 36' are allowed.
  • 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.

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Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling 1-877-444-6777 or on-line at
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • Campsite: $20 per night (up to 8 people per site. If your party consists of more than 8 people, you will need an additional site.)
  • 2nd vehicle: $10 additional for a second vehicle space permitting.
  • Firewood: $7 per bag (available from the campground host)
  • Showers: $4 per use (coin-operated)
  • America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes are accepted for a 50% discount on single-site camping fees.
Open Season: April 1
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Contact Red Rock District - 928-203-2900

General Information


Location: 14 miles south of Flagstaff, 13 miles north of Sedona in Scenic oak Creek Canyon. Elevation is 5,500 feet

GPS (Map): 34°59'55.6"N 111°44'23.1"W

Access: On US Highway 89A, drive south about 14 miles from Flagstaff or north about 12 miles 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.

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Camping trailer RVs, trailers and motor homes up to 36 feet
Toilets vault-type toilets (barrier free)
Picnic tables All sites have tables, fire pits and cooking grills
Parking 1 vehicle + a trailer. Additional vehicle $9 extra
Tent camping All sites will accommodate tents
Drinking water for hand and dishwashing - not tank fill-up
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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5,402 feet