This recreation site is situated on the former site of the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp used in the construction of Seven Springs and Cave Creek recreation sites. CCC features large sycamore shade trees next to a small creek. CCC provides access to the Cave Creek trail system. This area is a good spot for bird watching.
At a Glance
January - December
Dispose of waste properly, leave what you find. Hikers and equestrians should park at the trailhead to the north. No livestock allowed. No services.
Carefree & Cave Creek
Vault Toilets (Accessible)
Currently, the Tonto Daily Pass and Tonto Discovery Passes are accepted for campgrounds. When Tonto National Forest installs the fee machines on January 1st, 2017, the campground fees for this site will change and the standard Tonto Passes will no longer be accepted.
This site is 20 miles north of Carefree. From Carefree, take Cave Creek Road/Forest Road (FR) 24. The last 9 miles of FR 24 is an all weather gravel road. The gravel portion of the road is narrow with blind curves. Click Here For Map.
Camping & Cabins
This camping area reopened the fall of 2013.
10 camp units available
Grills and picnic tables
Not recommended for trailers over 16ft.
Hikers and equestrians should park at the CCC trailhead to the north.
No livestock allowed
Picnicking is permitted at campsites with the use of a Tonto Daily Pass, Tonto Discovery Pass, or America the Beautiful pass.