No entry fee.
The address listed is for Spur Cross Ranch Preserve. Jewel of the Creek is on the left side of the road before you get to Spur Cross Ranch. There is a small parking lot and a building there. Meet at the gate.
You can hike down to the creek or paint just beyond the gate. Whatever suits your fancy.
The Jewel of the Creek is a desert oasis filled with towering cottonwood and willow trees along Cave Creek, at the northern edge of the Town of Cave Creek and bordering the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. This property holds one of the last remaining perennial streams in Maricopa County. The unusual year-round presence of water supports a myriad of plant and animal species.