Now that spring has sprung it’s time to get outdoors. Phoenix is a great place for camping. These camping spots in and around Phoenix are awesome during the spring and fall months. The heat isn’t crazy and you can get the full enjoyment of being outdoors and not feeling like a heat stroke is coming next. 

You can sleep under the stars without traveling too far. Camping in Phoenix has a lot to offer! Check out some of these different choices. There are 6 national forests, 31 stat parks and more than 12 million acres of public land in Phoenix…with those kinds of numbers and that amount of space there’s no excuse for any of us to miss out on the natural beauty all around Phoenix. 

Camping In Phoenix | The Best Options To Check Out!

Here are some of our favorite spots for camping in Phoenix. Make sure you check ahead and call if necessary to reserve spots where required. It can get busy so you don’t want to show up unannounced. A lot of the state parks and national forests have spots that can be reserved online which makes it extra easy to do when planning your trip. 


All of these options can be booked for $32 per night! That’s a steal compared to hotels, AirBnB, or other rentals! 


Estrella Mountain Regional Park

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 35 minutes

14805 W. Vineyard Ave., Goodyear


Usery Mountain Regional Park

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 40 minutes

3939 N. Usery Pass Road, Mesa


Cave Creek Regional Park

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 40 minutes

37019 N. Lava Lane, Cave Creek


Lost Dutchman State Park

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 45 minutes

6109 N. Apache Trail, Apache Junction


Lake Pleasant Regional Park

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 50 minutes

41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Road, Morristown


White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 50 minutes

20304 W. White Tank Mountain Road, Waddell


McDowell Mountain Regional Park

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 60 minutes

16300 McDowell Mountain Park Drive, Fort McDowell

Want to make a little trip out of it? 

Here are some options that are near Phoenix but would make a better weekend trip since they’re more than 1 hour away! 


SB Cove Shoreline At Bartlett Lake

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 75 minutes

Bartlett Dam N., Rio Verde

$8 Per Day


Mogollon Campground On The Mogollon Rim

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 2 hours

Mogollon Campground, Payson

$18 Per Night


Manzanita Campground In Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 2 hours

5900 N. State Route 89A, Sedona

$22 Per Night


Burnt Corral Campground In Apache Lake

Distance from downtown Phoenix: 2 hours

3547 AZ-88, Roosevelt

$20 Per Night

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Both of these communities in Phoenix and all of our other communities are 100% pet friendly apartments. You can bring your pets, large and small, with zero restrictions for breed or sizing. There’s nothing like being able to move into a great apartment without having to worry about bringing your pets! 


We have awesome amenities, features, and upgrades that you won’t find anywhere else. We focus on offering amazing apartments at reasonable prices with all the layouts, smart home tech, and luxuries you’d choose for your own home! 


Give us a call today to learn more about what is available in your area. 

Phoenix Living Posts: 

Here are some great posts for the spring and summer months here in Phoenix. Get out there and explore. There’s so much to see and do, something for everyone to enjoy. All of these posts will help if you are visiting, just moved to Phoenix, or if you’ve lived here for a long time but need some inspiration to get out there and explore the city! 


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