Cave Springs & Pine Flat


2.33 out of 5
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Campground Description

Pine Flat and Cave Springs in scenic Oak Creek Canyon are two of the forest's most popular campgrounds. The scenery is unmatched, the stream is stocked with trout, and if the fishing isn't any good you can always go swimming, hiking or birdwatching. Add to that the fact that Slide Rock State Park (listed in Life Magazine as one of the nation's ten best swimming holes) and the thriving resort town of Sedona are only a short drive away and you can see why this area is so popular.Campsites are located in a shady stand of ponderosa pines in the upper reaches of the canyon. Many of the campsites in each campground are located right on the banks of Oak Creek. None are very far from it. There are several hiking trails in the vicinity. Some lead up the canyon slopes to offer good views of the surrounding scenery. The creek is bordered with paths that lead along its picturesque course offering great bird watching and good fishing.
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Posted by: Jeff Barber on December 5, 2005
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    Campground Activities

    Camping, Fishing, Swimming/wading, Hiking, Sightseeing, Wildlife viewing, Photography

    Campground Amenities

    58 single unit sites (Pine Flat), 78 sites, 18 reservable (Cave Springs), Tables, fire rings and cooking grills, coin operated showers (Cave Springs), paved roads and spurs, vault toilets (barrier free), drinking water

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    Camping Fees

    $18 per night, $7 second vehicle. Campgrounds available for picnic/day use from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $7.00. Firewood is available for sale in all our campgrounds by our hosts. The price is $6.00 ea or 3 bags for $15.

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    Reviews of Cave Springs & Pine Flat

    Reviewed by MoMads2 on September 21, 2015

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    We camped at Pine Flat in a Fifth Wheel in 2013 after our reserved site at Cave Springs was cancelled due to an early closure of that facility. As with most folks, we looked for sites closest to the stream & chose 28 among those available, but discovered that the stream is not visible from the site & not close enough to hear. Upon further investigation, we found that we would prefer the sites closest to the colorful cliffs rather than those near the stream. This is not a bad campground, but would benefit from at least a shower house!
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    Reviewed by Guest on August 29, 2010

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    Cave springs, Camp spaces were dirty, restrooms filthy, flies everywhere (because area so dirty). Don't stay.
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    Reviewed by Guest on July 1, 2010

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    This campground is great for families with children. However, my husband and I went just the two of us....the campsites are entirely too close together - no privacy! Also, they charge $4 for an 8 min shower...on top of the $20 you pay for your campsite. Also, the bathrooms (vault toilets) were fairly close to our campsite so it smelled horrible! The owners were really nice...I just feel this is a place for families rather than couples.
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    Reviewed by azprinz on September 13, 2009

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    Been camping at Cave Springs for the last 6 years and enjoyed this place. Fun and friendly hosts (old guy and wife). This year (2009) the campgrounds have become too crowded with some loud ones. 2 new campground hosts (middle-aged man & woman) are just very abrasive on their approach to people. Instead of explaining to new campers their groundrules in a nice way, their approach is very unfriendly turning peeple off and away! They are "hosts" for crying out loud. I feel bad for the old guy - he is really nice and truly the ideal "host". May not be going back to this site anytime soon (yeah after 6 long years) or again. With the crowd increase also came an increase of skunks present in the campgrounds. This used to not be the case but 7-8 skunks hovering at your site? Night campfires are fun no more!
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    Reviewed by Guest on July 21, 2009

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    Our group camped here in April. It was nice but lots of people and kids & tough competition for fishing. They have showers and a general store. Too may people for me.
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    Reviewed by EricInScottsdale on April 28, 2009

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    Pretty scenery, but always very crowded and somewhat expensive, in my opinion- $20.00. Great family campground, lots of kids around... sites are OK, reservations accepted (fee). Showers $3.00. Nice, but populated.
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