In celebration of Labor day weekend, we went CAMPING at Workman’s Creek to test out one of our wedding gifts, a cute little 2 man tent!
Just as a heads up, this was the first time Parker and I had been camping together..without camp savy adults… and without ANY cell phone service… so we kind of got lost looking for a campsite, we hitchhiked, the air mattress didn’t fit in the tent, and I had to pee 3 times during the night. It wasn’t the most ideal camping experience but it actually brought us closer together and it’s all a big joke now. We laugh about knowing what NOT to do after that camping trip haha.
But nothing can be THAT terrible when you’re surrounded by pine trees, a camp fire, a gazillion stars, a beautiful creek, and Reese’s S’mores. YES that’s right, Reese’s S’mores.
It was the closest thing to heaven I’ve ever eaten. The family in the campsite next to us were so kind, they offered us their left over ribs and invited us over for Reese’s S’mores. It’s the most genius idea. You need two chocolate chip cookies, a Reese’s peanut butter cup and a toasted marsh-mellow. Put them all together and you’ve got yourself the best camping dessert out there!
Workman’s Creek is beautiful. If you are an Arizona Camper, and haven’t checked this place out yet, you definitely should. It only takes 1 1/2 – 2 hours to get there from Mesa/Gilbert. There are designated areas for camping along the road to Workman’s creek. We camped in the one before you reach Workman’s. If you plan to go with a big group, the turn off called Reynold’s creek is a good option. Another option is to drive past Young, there are more places to camp over there too. The weather was awesome; It got to be 80 degrees in the afternoon and at night it got down t0 the mid-50s.
What I most enjoyed was hiking up to the little waterfall. There isn’t much water at this time of year, but it still looked awesome. If you follow the road until you get to the fall, it will take you all the way to the top. I’m personally fascinated by water falls so it was fun to just sit there and watch the water drop from the top until it hit the bottom. It’s about a 150 feet drop. We also walked along the creek a little ways before starting our 1 mile or so hike to the waterfall, and we enjoyed taking our shoes off and walking through the cool water. Parker and I love camping but sometimes it hard to do in AZ during the summer without driving hours to get up north. Workman’s creek is a nice escape from the heat and it’s only 1 1/2 hour drive. Check it out!