Civilian Conservation Corps Campground

Area Status: Open

CCC Campground

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

Operational Hours: Year Round
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, no trailers over 16'. Hikers and equestrians should park at the trailhead to the north.
Closest Towns: Carefree & Cave Creek
Water: Unavailable
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Tonto Fee Machine Pass. $16 per site per night. Nearest fee machine location is at the Cave Creek Ranger Station

America the Beautiful Interagency Senior or Access Pass holders receive 50% discount (persons over 62 or have a permanent disability) for single camp units only. 
Information Center: Cave Creek Ranger District (480) 595-3300

General Information


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.  View and download a map.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

  • Maximum occupancy per individual camp unit is 10
  • Maximum number of vehicles per individual camp unit is three.  All vehicles must completely fit within the designated parking area.
  • Check-in time is 12:00 pm, and check-out time is 10:00 am
  • 10 camp units available
  • Vault Toilets
  • Grills and picnic tables
  • Trash service
  • Not recommended for trailers over 16ft.
  • Hikers and equestrians should park at the CCC trailhead to the north.
  • No livestock allowed

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3,500 feet