Banjo Bill Picnic Site


Few places offer a more scenic setting for a picnic than Oak Creek Canyon. Home of a bubbling brook that flows through a lush green oasis framed by towering red rock cliffs and buttes, this canyonscape is known around the world for its unmatched beauty.

Banjo Bill is an easily accessible picnic area that will enable you to enjoy a snack or a banquet surrounded by this magnificent scenery and is next to the shimmering clear water pools of Oak Creek. If you've an appetite for beauty, here's a place to indulge it.

Attractions: picnicking, waterplay, fishing, wildlife watching, photography


At a Glance

Operational Hours: 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required. This site has a Red Rock Pass vending machine.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring through fall
Busiest Season: Summer and weekends
Restrictions: Day use only. Camping is not permitted at this site.
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Red Rock Ranger District - 928-203-2900

General Information


Location: 20 miles south of Flagstaff, 5 miles north of Sedona, 8 miles north of the "Y" junction of SR 179 and SR 89A, on a paved road in scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Elevation is 4,500 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°57'41.2"N 111°45'11.2"W

Access: Drive south from Flagstaff about 20 miles or north from Sedona for about 5 miles on US 89A. Watch for signs, the picnic area is marked with roadside signs.


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Map showing the picnic areas in Oak Creek Canyon

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Toilets Vault-type toilets.
Picnic tables 12 sites with cooking grills.
Drinking water