Beaver Creek Day Use Picnic Site

Area Status: Open

Beaver Creek is popular for picnicking and birding year round, and water play in the summer.  The area has limited space and easily gets over-crowded on hot days and holiday weekends.  There are two separate sections to the day use facility at Beaver Creek.

  • Large Fee Site: The largest section is a developed picnic facility with 18 sites that all include a table, grill, drinking water, trash cans, vault toilets, and parking for one to two vehicles per site.
  • Small No-Fee Site: The second section is a small free day use section across the road from the fee site with three picnic sites, port-o-johns, and shared parking for a maximum of eight vehicles. There is no drinking water or trash service on this side. Visitors must pack out their own trash, and be prepared with enough water for their needs.  If you use this free section, you are not permitted to use any of the services in the fee area where visitors are paying for those services such as drinking water, trash, toilets, etc.


At a Glance

Operational Hours: Year-round, dawn to dusk.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: Developed, large fee-based picnic site:
  • Full Day: $10 per vehicle, per day (8 persons)
  • After 1 p.m.: $7 per vehicle, per day (8 persons)
  • 2nd vehicle: $6 (space permitting)
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring through fall
Busiest Season: Summer and weekends
Restrictions: Day use only. Camping is not permitted at either picnic site.
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ and Camp Verde, AZ
Water: Drinking water at fee site only
Restroom: Vault (fee site) or Port-a-John
Operated By: Red Rock Ranger District - 928-203-2900

General Information


Location: 47 miles south of Flagstaff a few miles off the interstate.

GPS (Map): 34°40'09.0"N 111°42'51.4"W

Address: 6825 N. FS 618, Rimrock, AZ 86335

Access: From Interstate 17, take the AZ 179 exit (Exit #298) and drive 2.5 miles southeast on FR 618 to the picnic area on your right.


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Wet Beaver Creek Map


  • Fee Site: Space for one to two vehicles at each picnic spot.
  • No-Fee Site: Shared parking for up to eight vehicles.

Recreation Map

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Viewing Wildlife


  • Fee Site: 18 sites, tables, grills, trash cans, drinking water, vault toilets and parking for one to two vehicles per site. 
  • No-Fee Site: Three picnic sites, port-o-johns, and shared parking
No. of Sites 18 in the fee site, 3 in the non-fee site


Picnic tables:
Toilets: Vault and port-a-john.
Drinking water: At fee site only.

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