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.
At a Glance
|Reservations:||Camping and Day Use Reservation Policies on Recreation.gov for information on cancellations, refunds, and other details.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking|
|Best Season:||Spring through fall|
|Busiest Season:||Summer and weekends|
|Closest Towns:||Flagstaff, AZ, and Sedona, AZ|
|Restroom:||Vault type (barrier free)|
|Operated By:||Concessionaire. 928-203-0624|
Only one vehicle is permitted per campsite.
Location: 21 south of Flagstaff, six miles north of Sedona in scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Elevation is 4,800 ft. at Manzanita.
GPS (Map): 34°56'08.7"N 111°44'41.3"W
Access: On US Highway 89A, drive 21 miles south from Flagstaff or six miles north from Sedona. The campground is located just off the east side of the paved highway.
- Red Rock Country Maps: Download Red Rock Country trail maps and find other Sedona recreation resources. See the Oak Creek Canyon South map for this site.
- The Digital Travel Map: Whether you're driving, hiking, riding, or exploring, you will find this full-color, GPS-enabled map a handy reference to have on your mobile device. The map show trails, recreation sites, major landmarks, and forest roads.
- Printed Maps: A variety of printed recreation maps for Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon can be purchased in our local offices and visitor centers, or ordered by phone.
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Attractions: Camping, fishing, swimming/wading, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, and photography
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
Oak Creek is very crowded, especially on weekends. To get a campsite it is best to come on a weekday and come early, or make a reservation. Tents and small sleep-in vehicles only. RVs, trailers, and motor homes are not permitted.
|No. of Sites||18 single-unit sites.|
|Reservation Info||11 of the 18 campsites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at Recreation.gov|
|Fire Information||Fire rings and cooking grills.|
|Picnic tables:||All sites have tables, fire pits, and cooking grills.|
|Tent camping:||All campsites accommodate tents.|
|Parking:||One vehicle per site.|
|Toilets:||Vault-type toilets (barrier free).|
|Drinking water:||For hand and dishwashing, not tank fill-up. No utility hookups.|