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

Operational Hours:
  • Check out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Check in: 1:00 p.m.
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
  • Sycamore Group Site: $120 per night, per group (10-30 people); difficult to navigate for larger vehicles (max vehicle capacity 10 regular vehicles or 1-2 small to mid-size RVs, estimated for max 25ft RVs)
  • Cypress Group Site: $120 per night, per group (10-50 people); largest parking area (max vehicle capacity 1-3 RVs or up to 10 regular vehicles, estimated for max 35ft RVs)
  • Ponderosa Group Site: $95 per night, per group (10-30 people); smallest parking area (max vehicle capacity 6 regular vehicles, RVs not recommended)
  • 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
  • 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, Arizona
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire. 928-203-0624

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


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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.

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4079 feet