Open all Year: Yes
Number of Sites: 30
About: The Burro Creek Recreation Site is situated along Burro Creek within a very scenic Sonoran desert Canyon at an elevation of 1,960 feet. This peaceful area has long been a favorite stop of travelers on nearby Highway 93. Visitors here are invariably fascinated with the contrast between the deep blue pools and tree-lined banks of Burro Creek, and the saguaro-studded hills and cliffs of its desert setting.
Fees: $14 (2011)
Restrooms: Flush Toilets
Directions: The Burro Creek Recreation Site is located 60 miles northwest of Wickenburg on Highway 93. From Kingman, travel east 17 miles on Interstate 40, then south 53 miles on Highway 93. The recreation site turnoff is one mile south of Burro Creek Bridge. From the signed turnoff, continue 1.5 miles to the recreation site via the paved access road.
Picnicking and Camping
Trailhead for Back Country Trips – A large area of scenic wildlands are located upstream from the recreation site.
Overnight backpackers and day hikers can park their vehicles here without charge.
Photography – There are excellent spring wildflower displays in this area from March through May.
Desert Garden – The recreation site has a small area set-aside containing a large variety of native cacti. Each variety is identified in a separate brochure (available on site).
Provides opportunity for visitors to become familiar with native plant life.