Joshua S.
Mesa, AZ
Joined June 2018
Crowded but great for families

This campground is within a three minute drive of Walmart, Home Depot, and restaurants. You can have a pizza delivered here. Very convenient, very crowded, but I recommend this spot to families with young kids trying to acclimate them to camping or adults who want to camp but also go out for drinks in town. Water Wheel Falls is a 15 minute drive, where a pool collects beneath a small waterfall, popular for swimming. The campsite has a host and firewood available for purchase.

Riverside camping with nearby hot springs

Great campground for finishing, swimming, soaking and hiking! Lots of activities within a short distance. The drive is about an hour on a dirt road, but this does not deter visitors. Depending on the season the campground can get full. Fossil Creek is nearby and does not have camping, so many hikers come to Childs. Verde Hot Springs is about a mile from the campsite and offers a few pools for soaking with an amazing view of the Verde River. Be prepared though, this is an area that attracts nudists, so if that's not your thing you may want to camp further to the east in the campground and avoid the hot springs.