Chavez Crossing Group Campground

Area Status: Open
Sign at the entrance of Chavez Crossing Group Campground

Though surrounded by the golf courses and posh homes of the bustling art and resort town of Sedona, Chavez Crossing still offers the same country/creekside ambience (and fabulous red rock scenery) as other forest camps in Oak Creek Canyon. Fishing and splashing in the cool, clear waters of Oak Creek are favorite activities here. Additional places to hike, sightsee, and swim are within easy traveling distance, too. Sedona itself provides a unique opportunity for visitors to Chavez Camp to take advantage of the night life and shopping provided by this popular tourist destination.

Campsites at Chavez Crossing are located in a grove of Arizona sycamores and Arizona cypress. Access roads are paved, and there are three separate sites, or you can reserve the whole campground.

Attractions: Waterplay, hiking, sightseeing, photography, shopping


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At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations are required. Group sites are reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at Recreation.Gov. See the Camping and Day Use Reservation Policies on for information on cancelations, refunds, and other details.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
  • Sycamore Group Site: $80 per night, per group (10-30 people)
  • Cypress Group Site: $100 per night, per group (10-50 people)
  • Ponderosa Group Site: $80 per night, per group (10-30 people)
  • Entire Chavez Crossing: $235 per night, per group (25-110 people)
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Best Season: Spring through fall
Busiest Season: Summer and weekends
  • 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.
Closest Towns: Sedona, Arizona
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire. Contact Red Rock Ranger District 928-203-2900

General Information


Small RVs and trailers are permitted.


Location: 30 miles south of Flagstaff in the picturesque art and resort town of Sedona.

GPS (Map): 34°50'35.8"N 111°46'37.4"W

Access: On AZ 179 drive 2 miles south-east of the AZ 179/SR 89A intersection in Sedona and turn right just past The Radisson on Oak Creek Cliffs Drive.


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Chavez Crossing Group Camp Map


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Group Camping

No. of Sites 3 group sites: Sycamore and Ponderosa sites are maximum 30 people. Cypress site is maximum 50 people. No utility hookups.
Reservation Info Make reservations by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at Recreation.Gov
Fire Information Fire pits and cooking grills.
Reservation required?: Y


Camping trailer: Small RVs and trailers. No utility hookups.
Picnic tables: All sites have tables, fire pits, and cooking grills.
Tent camping:
Parking: Small RVs and trailers.
Toilets: Vault-type toilets (barrier free).
Drinking water: For hand and dishwashing, not tank fill-up. No utility hookups.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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4079 feet