River, stream, or creek camping in Arizona

Enjoy year-round camping from the Grand Canyon and Saguaro National Park to Lake Powell and Havasu Falls in this Southwest state.

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Hawks Hideaway Camping, LLC

17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents7 acres · Cottonwood, AZ
We offer various camping accommodations, as well as a teepee. See our different listings for info on each. A few choice examples of local activities to do on or very near to our campsite include: Bird watching, hiking, river rafting or tubing, kayaking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, stargazing, and even rockhounding. This area conforms to the Arizona Dark Sky initiative, and while we are not dark-sky certified, we've had several guests compliment us on our location. When it comes to rockhounding, or amateur geology, this is a fantastic area for exploration and study.  The cliff walls of the Verde River offer clear and distinct sedimentary layers, and the frequent flooding of the massive sandy riverbed reveals countless undiscovered treasures.We gladly welcome pets, including horses, as long as the guests inform us of their presence, and takes care of all their needs, including cleaning up any mess. There is a professional horse-boarding field and stables adjacent to our property, and a long pleasant trail allows horseback riders to follow the Verde Greenway into Old Town Cottonwood if they so desire. Please remember that this is a natural and secluded spot located directly adjacent to the state-maintained Verde Ripparian Greenway and the Verde River. This means you may encounter wildlife and pests associated with being in such close connection to nature. Be prepared to tuck your food away and bring ample protection from the insects.
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Sacred Springs

5 sites · Lodging, Tents8 acres · Lake Montezuma, AZ
Sacred Springs A phenomenal, sacred, riparian corridor. Sacred Springs offers a retreat for seekers of nature’s serenity and spiritual renewal. Just up the creek from the iconic Montezuma Castle National Monument and down from the enchanting Montezuma Well. Your journey will begin long before you arrive, as you enter into the sacred river valley and embark on the primitive road that leads to our desert oasis. From our campsites, you'll have the remarkable opportunity to witness the echoes of the past and the pulse of the present, as an active view of the nearby I-17 highway traces the path of this ancient route. As travelers journey along this prehistoric corridor, their footsteps echo those of countless generations who traversed these lands long before us. Driving atop the mesa, you'll feel the powerful energy of the desert enveloping you and by the time you reach Sacred Springs you’ll sense, the immense potential for transformation and connection that awaits you. Our campsites have breathtaking, panoramic views overlooking a powerful confluence of Wet Beaver Creek and Dry Beaver Creek. While Sacred Springs offers a breathtaking retreat amidst the beauty of nature, it's important to note the inherent dangers of our unique landscape. Perched on a cliff 60 feet above the creek, our property boasts stunning views and serene surroundings—but it also requires vigilance and care. The terrain here is steep and unforgiving, reminding us to slow down and savor each moment mindfully. (Please, remain on trails at all times.) With every step, it's crucial to remain fully present, ensuring proper footing and safe navigation at all times. As you explore the wonders of Sacred Springs, let this be an opportunity to hone your senses and cultivate a deeper connection with the earth beneath your feet. Embrace the challenge of traversing the rugged terrain, knowing that every cautious step brings you closer to the heart of this sacred sanctuary. This land holds the echoes of a prehistoric ancient community that thrived right here, utilizing irrigation for farming and dwelling in cliffside abodes. Picture yourself immersed in the rich history of the Verde valley, sitting in a cave dwelling pondering about the daily lives of the Hisat'sinom, the ancient cliff dwellers. You'll have the opportunity to reconnect with yourself, and to heal. Relax fully immersed in a natural riparian corridor as you hike along the creek, find your peace in one of our hammock swings next to the creek, or witness the breathtaking sunrise and sunset, from the best seat in Arizona. —With mindfulness and respect for the land, may your visit be one of discovery, growth, and profound reverence for the natural world. Sacred Springs. 🌞🏜️ Driving from Sacred Springs— •Fossil Creek: Distance: Approximately 35 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 30 minutes •BullPen: Distance: Approximately 21 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour •Snowbowl/ Humphrey’s Peak trailhead (Flagstaff): Distance: Approximately 65 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 20 minutes •Sedona/ Village of Oak Creek: Distance: Approximately 17 miles Driving time: Around 25 minutes •Montezuma Castle National Monument: Distance: Approximately 7 miles Driving time: Around 15 minutes •Tuzigoot Monument: Distance: Approximately 20 miles Driving time: Around 40 minutes •Cornville: Distance: Approximately 10 miles Driving time: Around 20 minutes •Camp Verde: Distance: Approximately 9 miles Driving time: Around 20 minutes •Cottonwood: Distance: Approximately 17 miles Driving time: Around 33 minutes •Jerome: Distance: Approximately 25 miles Driving time: Around 50 minutes •Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Lodge: Distance: Approximately 130 miles Driving time: Around 2 hours and 20 minutes •Prescott Downtown: Distance: Approximately 35 miles Driving time: Around 55 minutes •Phoenix Sky Harbor Distance: Approximately 100 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour and 40 minutes •Flagstaff: Distance: Approximately 50 miles Driving time: Around 1 hour •Four Corners: Distance: Approximately 276 miles Driving time: Around 4 hours 15 minutes
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Beaver Creek Oasis

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents21 acres · Rimrock, AZ
Located on Beaver Creek on 21 acres you may choose your site tucked in the mesquite bosque or among the sycamores. The 1 1/2 mile dirt road is rough but worth the effort. Close to Sedona, Page Springs wineries, hiking and relaxing. See the stars at night and let nature rejuvenate. The alpacas will be pleased to eat some grain from your palm and the rooster will wake you at dawn ready for the start the morning. Arrival before dark required for check-in unless approved by host in advance. Pitch your tent or park your van in a designated site of your choosing on 21 acres either tucked in the mesquite bosque, near the creek (hike-in) or among the sycamores (drive-in). The 1 1/2 mile dirt road is rough but worth the effort. Close to Sedona, Page Springs wineries, hiking and just relaxing. See the stars at night!  Arriving before dark on your check-in day is required.
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Verde River Vortex

4 sites · Lodging2 acres · Clarkdale, AZ
Learn more about this land: Greetings fellow adventure lovers! Welcome to Verde River Vortex where we have Comfy Cabin Camping with access to tons of outdoor activities just out the back door. The Cabins are nestled around a patch of Bamboo and other high desert vegetation as well as a very rich cultural history with many Ruins and Other Native American Sights in the surrounding areas. The Verde River is one of Arizona's only two Wild and Scenic Rivers, yet it remains relatively undiscovered as a recreational resource is within walking distance and offers endless exploration and water fun in the Spring and Summer Months! The road to reach us is breathtaking in itself with ancient Sinaguan Ruins and strangely beautifully sculpted landscapes along the River drive. Enjoy miles of forests, rivers, lakes, swimming, hiking, mtb, all near by and all while being comfy and cozy for a nights recharge to do it all again after a hot shower or Jacuzzi or our Absolutely AWESOME wood fired Sauna with Cold water dipping pool under the stars. Each Cabin is fully equipt (hot water/appliances/kitchen/bathroom/dishes) as an Adventure base during your stay providing a comfortable, cozy and unique location for couples or small groups/families to enjoy while adventuring and creating memories in the area. We provide various suggestions on local activities for our guests to enjoy as well as helpful tips to get the most out of their stay. TWO CABINS AVAILABLE: Crystal Cabin Loft With Outdoor Jacuzzi - 1-4 ppl Great For Couples Juniper Cabin 1-4+ ppl Better for families or larger groups needing more space. More details on the spaces can be viewed in the individual cabin pictures/description. approx times to various points of interest from VRV: The Grand Canyon - 2.5hrs Cottonwood - 10-20 Sedona - 30-45 min Flagstaff - 1hr Prescott - 1hr Bryce Canyon - 6hrs Zion Nat Park - 5hrs Mexico - 6-7hrs **It should be noted that this is a Rural Area in which case you might hear Farm Animals, Dogs, Critters like Cayotes ! We are located on a Dirt Road, 4x4 is not needed unless we are having very stormy weather** Safe Adventuring to all and feel free to reach out with any questions.
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SimpleLife Campsites @ Dreamcatcher

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Fredonia, AZ
Set up for minimalist-types.... certainly not primitive but not fancy either... spacious sites (with cool shade cloths and picnic tables) respectful of your personal experience with an eye for contemporary design. Fast Wifi. Clean modern bathrooms. Hang out with like-minded adventurers who prefer Tents, Vans, Class B's and small trailers (like teardrops, pods and popups) - we do not permit ATV's or trailers over 26' SimpleLife gives dogs room to roam (and you as well) on our 15 private acres attached to hundreds more of beautiful public land. SimpleLife is only 2 miles from Kanab's conveniences -- in a country setting providing easy access to Grand Canyon, Escalante, Bryce, Zion and thousands of one of a kind square miles of desert adventures.
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Beall's Bed & Bud's

2 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Winslow, AZ
Learn more about this land: Sleep Under the Stars at Beall's Bed and Bud. Whether you're an avid adventurer or just looking for a unique experience, there's something special about spending a night under the stars. Embrace the beauty of nature and find peace as you gaze up at the mesmerizing night sky. At Beall's Bed and Bud, we offer a perfect place to make your starlit dreams come true. How to join? It's simple! set up camp at one of our two sites where you'll find the perfect balance of comfort and nature. Pitch your tent, lay your sleeping bags out under the stars or bring your van/RV. Cuddling under blankets watching the stars where you can see forever. We've got the ideal spots for you to turn your gaze upward and immerse yourself in the splendor of the celestial word. Just to update a little bit. My property is off grid and rustic just so there is no confusion. Thanks On August 8th we had the Global Sleep Under the Stars Night. Founded in 2020 Global Sleep Under the Stars Night is not only a celebration of the wonders of nature but also a tribute to the 100 Year Anniversary of Eddie Bauer, an iconic outdoor brand inspiring adventure since 1920. At Beall's Bed and Bud, we wholeheartedly embraced this spirit and invite you to join us in celebrating this extraordinary experience. So, start marking your calendars and come out to experience the ultimate outdoor escape with us at Beall's Bed and Bud in Winslow. Sleep under the stars tonight and throughout the year, creating memories and connecting with nature in a way you've never experienced before!
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Richard Wizardy's Cynosure Project

5 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Camp Verde, AZ
Looking for a one-of-a-kind camping experience that combines art, nature, and outdoor adventure? Look no further than Richard Wizardry's Hipcamp listing! Tucked away in a picturesque mesquite Bosque on the banks of the year-round Verde River, this enchanting retreat offers guests the perfect home base for exploring the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area. But what really sets Richard Wizardry's Hipcamp site apart is the incredible art that awaits you here. From flame effect robots that light up the night sky to stunning sculptures inspired by sacred geometry and whimsical creations made from recycled materials, there's something here for every art lover. And the best part? You'll have a chance to interact with the art and even create your own pieces during your stay! When you're ready to venture beyond the campsite, the year-round Verde River offers endless opportunities for hiking, fishing, and exploring the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area. Kayak down Clear Creek to Beasley Flats or hike to explore cliff dwellings across the river from Beasley Flats. And when you're ready to unwind and recharge, Richard Wizardry's Hipcamp site offers the perfect oasis. While there's no kitchen on-site, you'll find a cozy fire ring where you can cook up delicious meals over an open flame and enjoy the company of friends and family under the stars. And if you're lucky enough to be here on the right day, you can even learn the art of cheese-making from Richard himself! So if you're looking for a truly unforgettable camping experience that combines natural beauty, artistic creativity, and a touch of whimsy, book your stay at Richard Wizardry's Hipcamp site today and get ready to explore the magic of the high desert!
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My Sacred Space

2 sites · RVs2 acres · Sedona, AZ
My sacred space. Nestled away off Red Rock Loop, amidst the majestic presence of Scheurman Mountain and Cathedral Rock, lies our tranquil Forest Garden. This serene haven boasts an irrigation ditch meandering through the property, nourishing a picturesque pond, while offering a refreshing dip in our crystal-clear, salt-balanced swimming pool. Our accommodations are elegantly simple yet modern, ensuring a clean and comfortable stay for two. Enjoy the convenience of heat and air conditioning, providing year-round comfort. For an immersive experience, opt for camping in our Earth Dome, where you can kindle a cozy fire under the starlit sky. Take leisurely strolls to the creek on our wooded property, basking in the rustic charm of nature. RV enthusiasts are welcome, with ample parking available. Access to water and electric hookups further enhances your stay, promising convenience amidst the wilderness. Embark on an unforgettable retreat at our Forest Garden, where nature's embrace awaits, and tranquility abounds. My Sacred space Discover your perfect getaway at my sacred space in Sedona, AZ. Nestled off Red Rock Loop, it is surrounded by a lush forest garden, the serene Sacred Oak Creek River, and stunning views of Scheurman Mountain and Cathedral Rock. My Sacred Space offers an elegant, simple, and modern stay. Clean and comfortable, with air conditioning and heating, this space is perfect for two. The unique Earth Dome provides a perfect camping spot. Pick fresh fruits from the mulberry tree or greens from the garden. Take a dip in our inviting salt-balanced swimming pool. Enjoy evenings and delightful conversations with the host by the fire pit. My sacred space promises an unforgettable escape to nature
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Liberty RV Park

1 site · RV2 acres · Camp Verde, AZ
Experience tranquility at our serene location, nestled near the Verde River. Our amenities include Wi-Fi, a private shower, bathroom, soda machine, fire pit, electric bike rental, and kayak rental. Take a refreshing swim in our seasonal swimming pool. There's a plethora of activities to enjoy in the area.
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Hidden Gem

4 sites · Tents4 acres · Cornville, AZ
Bring your tent to camp near the creek. 2 acres of beautiful land, Located on serene oak creek river, perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy stunning views of the river and surrounding landscape. The land is adorned with lush greenery, mature trees, and natural rock formation, making it fun to Swim in the river and meditate on the sound of nature. Abundant wildlife, making it a haven for bird watchers and nature enthusiasts. Easy access to Cottonwood, Camp verde, Sedona, Jerome and Page springs road. We don’t have special accommodations near the creek for cars trucks or campers. We have parking available, within walking distance to the creek. outdoor shower with hot water for campsite. Access to WiFi in the property
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Desert Glamping

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents5 acres · Meadview, AZ
Meadview Arizona was founded in 1826 by Jedediah Smith on his Southwest Expedition in search for Beaver! Staying a small remote and quiet town it can feel like it would have in the Wild West. We obtained our campground from a couple that owned it for 20 years but just weren't able to do to it what they had originally planned.. So it was essentially a blank canvas for us to create!! We are the closest town to the Grand Canyon SKYWALK, which is just 40 minutes from us. Meadview, the town we are located, is the only place to obtain Free Entree to the Lake Mead Recreational Center.  Our Campground just 10 miles from Lake Mead and 17 Miles from the Colorado River.  We have outstanding Lookouts, Top notch Stargazing, Gold Prospecting, Bird Watching, Fishing, Off Roading etc. Some of the Best Desert Off-Roading through trails within the Joshua Tree National Forest, Please note you must bring your own OHV, horse, etc, there is currently no rentals available.  We do have Kayaks to rent upon arrival. There is a hidden water fall in the Grapevine Wash that you can get to with a 4 wheel vehicle and you hike in about 15 minutes in. Stunning views and gorgeous natural spring and waterfall. We are 45 minutes off the 93 Freeway Free WIFI provided at the office!..  The town doesn't always have a powerful signal, please keep that in mind in your travels.  However, if you have Verizon, it gets GREAT service! There are three restaurants in town, all just one mile from site... The Boathouse, Anchor Smokehouse and Fishermans Landing Bar.  We have a Bakery called Rosemary and Thyme that serves Delicious foods & Pastries and makes great coffees.  There is also a Gas n Grub that has ice, propane etc... 5 miles away is a Family Dollar store which we lovingly call the "Mall of Meadview"
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Off Grid BnB and Stargazing

10 sites · RVs5 acres · Williams, AZ
Located inside the boundaries of the Kaibab National Forest, only 25 minutes south of the Grand Canyon, and less than 75 yards off the highway, the Off Grid B and B is a real escape, offering star-lit skies, sunny days, and total seclusion. We host RVs, tent campers, safari tent glampers and even a selection of cabins, in the high desert foothills of Northern Arizona. All of our guests get access to hot showers, a clean and private lavatory, and a large fire pit with locally mined flagstone benches under the shadow of two pinion pines. For side-by-sides and four-wheeler fanatics, there are hundreds of miles of back country trails literally connected to the driveway of this property. Epic hikes abound less than a half-hour in every direction. We are pet-friendly, offer pet-sitting services, bundles of hardwood for the campfire, and even laundry services for extended stays. For directions, FAQs, our terms, and other helpful info, visit https://offgridbandb.wordpress.com/rules-faq/.
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River, stream, or creek camping in Arizona guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp! Looking to camp near a river in Arizona? You're in luck! We have over 570 options available that fit your preference. Whether you're a seasoned camper or new to the outdoors, our top campsites, including Hawks Hideaway Camping, LLC (204 reviews), Beaver Creek Oasis (191 reviews), and Grand Canyon Eco Retreat (169 reviews), have got you covered. With amenities like showers, pet-friendly spaces, and campfires, you'll feel right at home. And if you're looking for some adventure, popular activities like swimming, exploring historic sites, and fishing await you. With an average price per night of $41 and options as low as $10, camping has never been more accessible. Happy camping!

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