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Apache, Arizona

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13 Reviews of 5 Apache, Arizona Campgrounds

Reviewed May. 22, 2021

Small, quiet, creek side camp

Nice, small campground with pit toilets, fire rings and bear boxes. Saw many deer and turkeys in the area. Plenty of shade available; unfortunately, only stagnant pools of water in the creek this time of year. $15 per night, there are dispersed sites available along the road as well. Easily…

Month of VisitJune
Reviewed May. 3, 2021

Pretty good dispersed sites

Your best bet if you are looking to visit Chiricahua National Monument and Bonita is full. This is the closest in proximity from what I could tell. Obviously no bathrooms, but Chiricahua visitor center does have a bathroom. It’s not practical for every bathroom use, but maybe worth it to poop 😅…

Siten/a dispersed area
Month of VisitMay
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2021

Great Getaway

Easily accessible from Tucson, Sliver City, El Paso and even Phoenix, this 10 space campground is one of a few in Cave Creek Canyon. The sites were spacious and my fussy wife said the vault toilet was the cleanest she had ever visited.

During our visit some of the nearby campsites were closed…

  • Campsite on a cold evening.
  • View from our campsite.
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Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2021

Gorgeous Views from Every Single Direction!

There are some campgrounds that just stick out in your mind for their beauty, location, and proximity to other cool stuff.  Sunny Flat is one of them. As the name implies, here’s a place where you can put out your solar panel and charge up. But the experience re-charges more than just your camper…

  • Lots of sun here in Sunny Flat, but an extension cord on your portable panel will help get it completely out into the sun.
  • Even the reflections are gorgeous.
  • Chollas in bloom!
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Month of VisitMarch
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2021

Great sport, not to busy

Was easy to get to, a bit far out, but that was what we were looking for. About 10-15degrees cooler than Tucson. Nice hike on piney trail, runs along stream that was actually flowing. Saw deer and turkeys. Nice camp fire rings.

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2020

Sunny Flat

Quiet, clean, with lots of room. Beautiful surroundings!

Reviewed Oct. 17, 2020

Proximity to the National Park is convenient

We went further SE on Pinery Canyon Road and found multiple spots under the trees and back away from the road right at the intersection to Fork Road. There was no water in the creek bed in October. Nice spot for an overnight or weekend camping trip. We saw many deer along the way and one came…

HThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2020

OK site within a fantastic National Forest

The Cave Creek area as a whole is a 5+ star destination. This campground, however, gets only three stars. It is at the end of a dirt road. We counted only three official sites, though none were numbered. Those sites include a picnic table and a fire ring. One was huge, one medium and one…

Monique R.
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2019

Great quiet spot

Mid week in September and we were the only people at the campgrounds. Nice clean bathrooms, picnic tables, fire pit, and bear box. Campgrounds are next to a creek with a trailhead leading to a waterfall, couldn’t ask for more for a free campsite.

Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2019

Private and close to the Chiricahuan Nat'l Monument

If the campground at the national monument is full, head up Piney Canyon Rd. and you will find a number of free spots for both tent camping and RV’s just off the main road inside the boundary of the national forest.  Most sites are tree covered, but we found one with an open sunny space for our…

  • Beautiful views all along Piney Canyon Rd.
  • The monster fire pit found in our campsite!
  • With a beautiful stream nearby, who needs a spigot?  We could shower, do dishes, and have plenty of drinking water.
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SiteDispersed camping only
Month of VisitApril
Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2019

Awesome Choice for Christmas!

We came for just a night to see if it was open and spent 3 glorious nights here! The volunteer camphost, Jan, is fantastic! She single-handedly kept this campground open during the government shutdown…and hosted a Christmas potluck brunch at her site.

The Cave Creek Canyon on the western edge of…

  • View from Hamlet, our camper door.
  • If your rig is bigger than our Hamlet (12 ft long), you'll need to detach your tow vehicle to fit into these sites.
  • Very clean pit toilets.
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Month of VisitJanuary
Cody B.
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2017

Excellent campsites by the stream

The campground is situated right next to a mountain stream that is cool to explore. It's a little tough to get to but it's worth it. Not very many sites though so it may fill up on weekends

Month of VisitSeptember

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