Christine S.

Pro

Gilbert, AZ

Joined July 2020

Nice oasis in the summer heat

We stayed here in June which is a hot time to camp in Arizona. This campground has Oak Creek running through it which is a great place to cool off. We stayed here while we visited Sedona which is not too far away. Mature trees provide shade at most sites. The mosquitoes were pretty bad which sometimes just a part of camping near water. Clean restrooms and showers.

Close to town and very well maintained

This is a lovely regional park to stay in. The sites are well maintained and the visitor center is worth a look. Wonderful hiking trails around the park. Will stay again!

Lovely place to camp

We enjoyed our stay here. The campground is close to area attractions such as Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle National Monument which I both highly recommend. Campground is also close to the towns of Jerome and Clarkdale which are fun places to visit for the day.

Full hookups but no restrooms or showers

We stayed here in June of 2020 on our way home to Phoenix area from Utah. It was right of the highway so there is some road noise. There seems to be a few people that rent out seasonal sites and have been there a while which is fine.  No bathrooms or showers and that was o.k. with us since we have a fully contained camper so you aren't allowed to stay there unless you have that.

Great place to get away

We love camping here. Well maintained and bit of a drive off the main highway but that is good in my book because of less people. There is dispersed camping somewhat near here for all the peeps that use ATV's on the abundance of trails. There are slot canyons to those that are adventurous. Wild burros make their presence known at night as well. The Alamo dam was built in 1968 by the Army Corps of Engineers. This created the present man made lake. There is actually a ghost down at the bottom of the lake. Before it’s construction, along the Bill Williams river, the town of Alamo Crossing was there. The town was established in the 1890s, abandoned in 1918 and sat in ruin for 50 years. So to this day one could scuba dive down to the bottom of the lake, which has a max depth of 80ft, and explore a flooded town on the bottom.

Fabulous and scenic but plan ahead for water

This was an amazing place to camp for us. There are limited sites in the National Park itself. We did have to drive out to the highway and enter into the park on another road but that was o.k. We stayed three nights and used the 29 Palms Marine Corp base to dump our tanks as we are military. There isn't a dump station at this campground and you can only fill up with water at the small ranger entrance building. It takes a little bit of planning but wasn't a big deal to us. Will return.

Limited number of dispersed sites

We stayed here in the spring so the weather was great for no a.c. Boondock sites are on the small side and limited. Don't bring a big rig in here. There is a parking lot with a gate code that you need to get from the BLM but you can do that online. Park in the lot and walk in to scope out site availability. That way you aren't stuck trying to turn around. We have a 19' trailer so that wasn't a problem for us but could be for toy haulers, etc. A lot of ATV traffic here so be prepared to hear engine noise but the scenery is beautiful 😀

Favorite place in the area to camp

This is an amazing place yo camp and hike. The views of thd mountains at sunset is surreal. Immaculately maintained. Water and electrical hookups as well as tent camping dry spots. Very hot in the summer but heavenly in the winter.

Exposed sites with no shade but well maintained.

This is a nice place to visit is the cooler months of the year due to no shade and low elevation. We visited in January which was perfect. There is a nice trail to Waterfall Canyon which is heavily used but worth it. There are a number of petroglyphs from the Hohokam culture that you can see.

Full hookups but close sites

Campground has a pool and sites have full hookups which is nice. The sites are very close together which meant a bit more noise than I would normally like.

Nice and cool in the summer heat

Beautiful and well maintained campground that is high enough in elevation on the summer to camp without a.c. No hookups but that didn't matter to us. There is one dump station to serve this and a few other adjacent campgrounds. Not a deal breaker but it's $7.00 to use said dump station even though we paid $25.00 a night for a spot with no hookups. I do understand though because this place is very busy in the summer with peeps escaping the heat. A short walk away is Woods Canyon Lake that you can hike all the way around, fish and rent kayaks