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Birding Around Cave Creek: Sunny Flat Campground
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Sunny Flat Campground
Sunny Flat Campground
Sunny Flat Campground entrance

Overview

Sunny Flat Campground is a well-maintained Forest Service campground near the confluence of Cave Creek and the South Fork of Cave Creek. The road through the campground is paved, as are the parking stalls, making this a clean and quiet campground (no footsteps in the gravel). The campsites have shade trees or shade structures, and drinking water is available at the restrooms (vault toilets). All sites have tables, firepits, and food storage lockers (bear lockers). There are no hook-ups.

Campers bring hummingbird feeders, making this an excellent site to see them close-up, Arizona Woodpeckers and Acorn Woodpeckers nest in the campground trees, and Elf Owls and Whiskered Screech-Owls call at night. Campers can walk out of the campground and up South Fork Road. Keep an eye out for bears (rare), coatimundi, Mexican Fox Squirrels, several species of skunks, and lots of little bats.

Link to South Fork Area Map.

Sunny Flat Campground
Cave Creek Road at Sunny Flat Campground (on right)
Sunny Flat Campground
Entering Sunny Flat Campground
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Sunny Flat Campground
Paved parking keeps dust down; smooth surface for tents
Sunny Flat Campground
Shade structure and food storage box
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Sunny Flat Campground
Open grassy area with shrubs: good for sparrows and flycatchers
Sunny Flat Campground
Restroom on the campground loop
Sunny Flat Campground
Campsite in evening light
Sunny Flat Campground
Campsite at sunrise
Sunny Flat Campground
Hillside during morning
Sunny Flat Campground
Same hillside at night with starry sky
Sunny Flat Campground
Hillside during morning
Sunny Flat Campground
Same hillside at night with starry sky
Sunny Flat Campground
Birding opportunities around campground
Sunny Flat Campground
Birding opportunities around campground
Sunny Flat Campground
Birding opportunities around campground
Sunny Flat Campground
Birding opportunities around campground
Sunny Flat Campground
Moonrise over Sunny Flat
Sunny Flat Campground
Afternoon light on cliffs above Sunny Flat Campground

Happy birding! All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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