Cave Springs Campground

Area Status: Closed

ALERT for the 2024 CAMPING SEASON: This campground will be closed for the 2024 camping season due to a riverbank stabilization project.

Cave Springs sits in the scenic Oak Creek Canyon and is one of Coconino National Forest's most popular campgrounds. 

The campground is nestled in a forested canyon near the town of Sedona, Arizona, and its famous red rock cliffs. The scenery is unmatched, the stream is stocked with trout, and swimming, hiking and birding spots are nearby.

Natural Features: The area is a heavily wooded, lush riparian zone. 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. The creek has crystal clear, cool water that is refreshing on hot summer days.

Recreation: 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 fishing.

Facilities: Cave Spring is a large campground with 84 campsites, including one tent-only site. All sites have picnic tables, campfire rings and cooking grills. Coin-operated showers, drinking water and vault restrooms are provided for convenience. The facility can host RVs, trailers and motor homes up to 36-ft.

Nearby Attractions: The nearest town is Sedona, popular for its red rock vistas, resorts and shopping. One of Arizona's best swimming spots, Slide Rock State Park, is down the road. Campers can also explore the 1.8-million acre Coconino National Forest, which boasts a spectacular variety of scenery and outdoor activities.

Slide Rock State Park is only a short drive away.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by passenger car. Fish available include trout and native trout. Types of fishing available include wade, shore, fly, and spin.


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Camping: Cave Springs Campground


At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Check out: 11:00 am
  • Check in: 2:00 pm
Reservations: Review the Camping and Day Use Reservation Policies on for information on cancellations, refunds, and other details.  
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
  • Campsite: $26 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 per vehicle, per night (space permitting)
  • Firewood: $8 per bag (available from campground hosts)
  • Discounts: Senior and Access Interagency passes are accepted for a 50% discount on single-site camping fees. Other Interagency passes are not accepted.
  • Ice: $4 per bag
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: May through September
Busiest Season: Summer and weekends
  • No radios or amplified devices allowed.
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • No horses allowed in the campground.
  • Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
  • 7 day stay limit.
  • Quiet hours 10:00 pm to 6:00 am (running generators not permitted during quiet hours).
  • No overflow parking available.
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire. 928-203-0624
Information Center:
  • Oak Creek is very crowded, especially on weekends; it is best to come on a weekday and arrive early.

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

Address: 11345 N. SR 89A, Sedona, Arizona 86336

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.



  • Red Rock Country Maps: Download Red Rock Country trail maps and find other Sedona recreation resources. See the Oak Creek Canyon North map for this site.
  • The Digital Travel Map: Whether you're driving, hiking, riding, or exploring, you will find this full-color, GPS-enabled map a handy reference to have on your mobile device. The map show trails, recreation sites, major landmarks, and forest roads.
  • Printed Maps: A variety of printed recreation maps for Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon can be purchased in our local offices and visitor centers, or ordered by phone.


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Map showing Cave Springs and Pine Flat Location



Paved roads and spurs. Vehicles up to 36'.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Oak Creek is very crowded, especially on weekends. To get a campsite it is best to come on a weekday and come early.

No. of Sites 82 campsites.
Reservation Info 21 of the campsites may be reserved. Call 1-877-444-6777 or visit to make reservations.
Fire Information Cooking grills and fire pits.


Camping trailer: RVs, trailers, and motor homes up to 36 feet. No utility hookups.
Picnic tables: All sites have tables, fire pits, and cooking grills.
Tent camping: All campsites accommodate tents.
Parking: One vehicle plus a trailer. Additional vehicle requires an additional fee.
Toilets: Vault-type toilets (barrier free).
Drinking water: For hand and dishwashing, not tank fill-up. No utility hookups.

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5,402 feet