Manzanita Campground


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At this creekside campground you'll have a fishing hole for your back yard, and that's not all. Add spectacular scenery, clear water swimming holes, picturesque hiking trails and excellent wildlife watching (in other words the standard amenities of Oak Creek Canyon) and it should come as no surprise that these pieces of recreational real estate are in high demand. Now comes the bad news. This campground is small, so small that trailers and RV's are prohibited. So small that to get a campsite here you've got to be more than early, you've got to be lucky.

The decor at Manzanita Campground is Arizona ash and box elders, gravel beaches and stream-bed boulders. The creek is regularly stocked with trout. Colorful songbirds add a flash of brilliance to the trees. Access is easy. The campground is just a few yards off US 89A and the pull-throughs are paved.

Attractions: Camping, fishing, swimming/wading, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, and photography

Facilities: 18 single-unit sites, tables, fire rings and cooking grills, drinking water, vault toilets (Barrier free)


  • No radios or amplified devices Allowed
  • Oak Creek is very crowded, especially on weekends. To get a campsite it is best to come on a weekday and come early.
  • Only one vehicle allowed per site.
  • Tents and small sleep-in vehicles only, trailers and motor homes are not permitted.
  • Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am.
  • No utility hookups.
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash. (See FAQs)
  • No horses allowed in the campground.
  • No glass containers are permitted at nearby Slide Rock State Park or Grasshopper Point Swim Area.
  • Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
  • 7 day stay limit.

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Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
  • Campsite: $20 per night.
  • Day Use: $8 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m., up to 5 people; $2 each additional person)
  • Firewood: $7 per bag (available from campground hosts)
  • America the Beautiful Senior and Access passes are accepted for a 50% discount on single-site camping fees.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Flagstaff and Sedona, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault type (barrier free)
Operated By: Concessionaire. Contact Red Rock District 928-203-2900

General Information


Location: Twenty-one miles south of Flagstaff, 6 miles north of Sedona in scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Elevation is 4,800 ft. at Manzanita.

GPS (Map): 34°55'38.5"N 111°44'04.0"W

Access: On US Highway 89A, drive south from Flagstaff or north from Sedona. Both campgrounds are located just off the paved highway.

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Reservation InfoThis site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
No. of Accessible sites18 single site(s)
Fire Danger Level: Moderate

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