Seven Springs


The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) constructed this recreation site in 1934. Large sycamore trees next to a small creek provide shade. Though the water of the creek is only ankle deep, it offers a cool respite from Arizona’ssummer heat.

At a Glance

Fees No fees required after May 30, 2012.
Open Season: January - December
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, no trailers, day use only. No services. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. Glass containers prohibited. Bury human waste 6-8 inches and at least 200 feet away from camp, trails, water sources, and dry drainages. Private land nearby (working ranch): No trespassing; Do not cross flooded roadways. Use caution during the rainy season. The area (like all desert creeks) is prone to flash flooding.
Closest Towns: Cave Creek, Scottsdale

General Information


From Carefree, take Cave Creek Road/Forest Road (FR) 24 for 18 miles north to Seven Springs. 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.

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Nature Viewing

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Outdoor Learning

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Interpretive Areas

Picnic site, Day-use only. No fees.


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Water Activities

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