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).
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.
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.
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.
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