Monday, March 5, 2018

Farewell to a friend

I learned today that Buckeye Hills Regional Park is now day use only. No camping. This from Maricopa County Parks & Recreation:
At this time primitive camping will not be offered at Buckeye Hills Regional Park.  Suspension of this service goes into effect on January 21st 2018 with the last night of primitive camping being January 21st 2018.
Damn! I was there a few weeks ago, not knowing it would be the last time. It was my go-to place in the Phoenix metro area. Free, easy access, quiet (except when the gun range is open), scenic, near stores and services. I guess noisy, crowded Walmart is the consolation spot now. Damn.


  1. We stopped at Buckeye Hills Rec area Monday planning on a nights stay also to discover no camping. Bummer! So off to Wal-Mart's noisey parking lot we went. Farewell Buckeye Hills, it was nice while it lasted.😥😥