One hot park!
Since our son lives in Phoenix, Arizona, we find ourselves camped somewhere in the Phoenix valley several times throughout the year. Our favorite campground in the Phoenix area is Cave Creek Regional Park. Maricopa County has done an amazing job with all their regional parks and we would recommend any one of them for camping or for day use, but this one is at the top of our list.
Cave Creek Regional Park has 38 sites, all with electric and water hook-up. Some sites are back in and some pull-thru. The pull-thru sites are actually more like pull 'outs' along the road. At first we didn’t think we would like this but it turns out to work very well. The majority of sites are all pretty level with the exception of a couple of the back-in ones.
There’s a dump station on site. The 3 restroom buildings all have flush toilets and private large showers. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring. After each camper departs, the camp hosts are quick to tidy up the site including raking the gravel. This park is impeccably maintained and very clean. We’ve stayed at this park numerous times and have never encountered any problems; not with another camper, trash, or cleanliness.
There’s fantastic multi-use trails accessible from the campground for every level of hiker or biker…..amazing sunsets, wildlife, and scenery. Shopping is nearby. January, February, and March may be difficult to score a site without a reservation. Very popular spot with snowbirders. They do have an overflow gravel parking lot for dry camping until a site becomes available. Big rig friendly. Bonus; it’s not uncommon for the sky to be dotted with hot air balloons in the early morning or evening. Hot desert air, hot air balloons, and popular to boot....one hot park.
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