Subi & The 5

Cave Creek Regional Park – Cave Creek, Arizona

Cave Creek Regional Park
Horseback riding at Cave Creek Regional Park

We visited this lovely campground for the first time last January and quite enjoyed it so back we came when we needed to stay in place for a few weeks and do our taxes!!! It has been the end of snowbird season therefore the campground was much less crowded than normal although it tended to fill up on the weekends. It is still a lovely campground with some nice, albeit short, hiking trails and easy access to amenities for shopping and restaurants.

Cave Creek Regional Park - Entrance Sign
Cave Creek Regional Park – Entrance Sign

This time we selected site 1 to ensure we had a level site, a bit of privacy, and a large picnic area. The site provided some nice shade in the morning but in the late afternoon there was very little shade except what was provided by our motorhome awning.

Campground: Cave Creek Regional Park
Location: Cave Creek, Arizona
Site: 1
Cost: $30
Services: E (50 AMP), W
Comments: We quite enjoy this campground especially the nicely groomed spacious sites and easy access to a few hiking trails. The campground is extremely peaceful and quiet even though it is basically right in the Phoenix metro area. A perfect place to camp while being close to family and friends.


There is an overflow area for camping which, according to a park ranger we talked to one day, is being converted into additional sites to accommodate campers during the busy winter season.  All overflow sites are currently on gravel/dirt but four of the sites have concrete slabs for the picnic area and full hookups so they are probably host sites. The additional sites are (or will be) gravel with electric and water.  New fancy campfire pits have been installed at each new site. This area was closed some of the weekdays while they were working on it yet it was open again for the weekends.


This time of year can get hot fairly quickly in the morning so we would try to head out on the trails before 9am but it was still hot.  It isl a lovely time of year as many of the cacti are in bloom especially the saguaro that bloom overnight and then those blooms die off the following afternoon. Amazing to witness.

And weekend mornings, when the air was calm, there were 5-10 hot air balloons filling the sky with great views through our motorhome window. And, as usual, beautiful sunsets every evening.