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100 Reviews of 13 Mesa del Caballo Campgrounds

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2022


Dusty and rude hosts keep complaining abt small things daily. We ll not be returning!

Month of VisitMay
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2022

lake camp

Hosts are nice. Amazing place to be! We saw few times elk and deer. Parking can be full jn Summer. Lake is near by. Road is rocky and raw. I has to replace one tires. Beautiful I ll be back!

Month of VisitJuly
conor C.
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

Great camping

Clean good camping in February 2021. Lots of razrs on the trail. Took seven springs cave creek to bloody basin road into the site. Then bloody basin back to I17 on the way home. Both scenic good drives. BUMPY. kidney rockers on the way down to the water. Air down.

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Month of VisitMarch
Haley S.
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2021

new favorite spot

Absolutely loved this campground! I went on a weekday so I got a great spot right near the rim. My little 2wd car made it in just fine. Can't wait to visit again as soon as I get the chance. :)

Month of VisitDecember
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2021

Worth the trip

I got lucky and arrived on a Saturday morning to find site two open. it has great hiking good cell phone reception I was able to stream a football game. the trailhead has restrooms.

Month of VisitNovember
David M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2021

Fabulous views

Spent a couple days on the rim side. Cabled my dog to stop her from following squirrels into the abyss. Trailer was about 40 feet from the edge with unparalleled views. I'd stay away from the rim edge on windy days. No worries during our stay.

  • sunset from the site
Month of VisitNovember
Cristina C.
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2021

Nice woodsy retreat

Very nice campsites with a short walk to woods canyon lake. Access to restrooms but not too close to neighboring campsites.

  • spacious campsite
Month of VisitOctober
Jessica P.
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2021

Free and Easy!

I have camped here twice. Both times found a great spot with a fire pit. Proximity to the Rim Visitor's Center for some ranger advice and a toliet! Also just right across the street from the Rim Lakes. Love to spend the night here and then get an early start to Horton's or other nearby hikes.

Month of VisitJune
Rachel N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2021

Close to wood canyon lake

There were many numbered we’ll maintained site however having AT&T I had no service and as a solo camper I didn’t want to chance if something happened so I left. Went mid week and there were plenty of site would go back again if I had a group to keep my company

  • this lake is probably 20 mins from the site
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Month of VisitOctober
Michael B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Woodsy and Clean

Beautiful campground with great weather! These are drive up campsites with great hosts. There was a nicely cleaned out fire ring and a good size flat ground area for our 4p tent. The campsites were a little close at times and was noisey after quiet hours but not after midnight which was good. At…

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Month of VisitOctober
Alex S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2021

Barren empty landscape perfect for camping

As I usually do in places like this I will advise you should have an suv or truck and 4wd before even bothering with this area.

It’s remote as can be and there isn’t a single thing out here including cell service

As far as the camp site well it’s about a 40mi trek through the empty desert to…

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Month of VisitJuly
Alex S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2021

Incredible camping with some work

One of the best sites in all of Az. This is specific to dispersed camping around the lake as that is what we took part in. Lots of available areas where you can find seclusion and quiet surrounded by a beautiful area. We spent two nights off the lake that took some hunting to find but well worth…

Month of VisitJuly
Alex S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2021

Great for a quick & easy camp out

Swung through here on my way to Phoenix after driving 13hrs. Middle of the week so was easy to find an open spot and honestly I want too picky. There were still a good amount of people camping so I can only imagine weekends or prime times this place is hectic

Good flat spots all around with fire…

Month of VisitJuly
Alex S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2021

Dispersed and barren

First and foremost keep your eyes on temperature and property in this area and make sure you’re setting up in used areas and not just driving all over the landscape

I camped here in June and thankfully I was prepared because it was a cooker and there isn’t a lot of shade or cover so you need to…

Month of VisitJuly
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

The views and big sites!!

I've car camped a few other places since my first time camping here last year. Nothing compares. Sites on the cliff side are hard to get but I came up here on June 1 and many sites were open. I guess everyone who came up for Memorial Day weekend had already left. I was lucky enough to get site 35.…

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Month of VisitJuly

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