Encinoso 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.
Encinoso is an easily accessible picnic area that will enable you to enjoy a snack or a banquet surrounded by this magnificent scenery. There are hiking trails and the shimmering clear water pools of Oak Creek nearby. If you've an appetite for beauty, here's a place to indulge it. Wander a couple miles up the steep North Wilson Mountain Trail to the first bench for rewarding views over Sedona.
Attractions: Picnicking, waterplay, hiking, fishing, wildlife watching, photography
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Year-round, 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
|Area Amenities:||Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water|
|Fees:||Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required.|
|Restrictions:||Day use only. Camping is not permitted at this site.|
|Closest Towns:||Sedona, Arizona|
|Restroom:||Vault type toilet|
|Passes:||Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required. Red Rock Passes are available at this site. A self-service Red Rock Pass vending machine is available on-site.|
|Operated By:||Red Rock Ranger District - 928-203-2900|
Location: Oak Creek Canyon, three miles north of Midgley Bridge.
GPS (Map): 34°55'29.5"N 111°44'08.0"W
Access: Drive south from Flagstaff about 20 miles or north from Sedona for about 5 miles on US 89A. Watch for roadside signs.
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Facilities: 12 sites with picnic tables, cooking grills, and vault toilets (barrier free)
|Picnic tables:||12, with cooking grills|