Big Springs Cabin Site

Kaibab National Forest

Big Springs Administrative Center is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been used by homesteaders, and later the Forest Service, since the 1800’s. The complex consists of an historic office, dining hall, shower house, group kitchen, seven residential units, and several administrative structures (Closed to the Public).

While Big Springs serves as an active administrative site for the U.S. Forest Service, rental cabins available to the public are in a discrete location separated from the administrative structures. Individual cabins vary in occupancy from two to four people per cabin and includes use of the shared shower house, fully furnished kitchen, dining room and living room. There are toilets and showers on site, but not in the cabins. There are no laundry facilities. There are seven cabins. Cabins 1 - 6 each have two twin-size beds and one full-size bed. Cabin 7 has one queen-sized bed only. Please bring your own linens, blankets, pillows, towels, toiletries and food. Hosts on site.

Need to Know

Natural Features

The most abundant water source on the Kaibab Plateau runs down a limestone cliff and pools near these cabins. The area is a working Forest Service administrative site, but the cabins are located discretely at the far end of the site. Nestled among lush vegetation and several ponds, the area is surrounded by ponderosa pine and rolling hills.

Nearby Attractions

The Big Springs Cabins Site is located approximately 30 minutes from the Fredonia, AZ/Kanab, UT area and is within a one-hour drive of several scenic overlooks on the north rim of the Grand Canyon


Big Springs Cabins Site is located on Forest Road 22, which provides easy access to scenic overlooks of the Grand Canyon and other points of interest on the forest. The site is a perfect base camp for day hikes on the Kaibab Plateau, or for group retreats in the cool pines.

Contact Information


430 S Main St, PO Box 248 Fredonia Arizona 86022

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 928-643-7395 YOU MAY ALSO SEND EMAIL TO: BIGSPRINGSHOST@YAHOO.COM

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Driving Directions

From Fredonia, AZ: 1.2 miles south of Fredonia on US 89A turn south onto FS 22. Stay on FS 22 for 27.3 miles until you see the Big Springs Cabins on your left. Pavement on FS 22 ends after 20.7 miles. Trip distance is about 28.5 miles. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ From Jacob Lake, AZ: Go south on AZ Hwy 67. Take the first right turn just past the visitor center to go west on FS 461 for 5.3 miles to FS 462. Continue west on FS 462 (right) for 3.1 miles to FS 22. Turn south (left) at FS 22 and continue 6.6 miles until you see the Big Springs Cabins on your left (east of FR 22). Please use gate, do not enter and exit over cattle guard. . Total trip distance is about 15.0 miles. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ From North Rim Lodge at Grand Canyon National Park: Head north from lodge to main gate on Hwy 67. Proceed straight from gate toward Jacob Lake for 4 miles. Turn West (left) on FS 22 for 23 miles. Watch for signs. Cabins will be on the right. Total trip distance is about 37 miles.

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