Grasshopper Point Swimming & Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Grasshopper Point Jumping Area

Nestled in the base of Oak Creek Canyon is a large cliff side swimming hole known as Grasshopper Point. This day use site is popular with swimmers and picnickers alike. The swimming hole is shaded and cool, a good respite from the summer heat.

There are three popular trails accessible from the Grasshopper Point parking lot: Allen's Bend goes north and connects with Casner Canyon Trail. Allen's Bend also goes south and connects with Huckaby Trail.

Attractions: Picnicking, waterplay, hiking, fishing, wildlife watching, photography

Caution: Cliff jumping and diving are discouraged for personal safety. The pool has varying depths, hidden rocks and unforeseen objects that could be hazardous.

 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: When open, hours are 9 a.m. to sunset.
Operational Hours: 9 a.m. to dusk.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees Cash and check only. Credit cards are not accepted.
  • Day Use: $9 per vehicle, per day (up to 5 people)
  • Walk-ins, bicycle, extra person: $2 per person
  • Discounts: Access Interagency Pass (for people with disabilities) receive 50% off the entry fee. Annual, Senior, and other Interagency passes are not accepted.
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Spring through fall
Busiest Season: Summer and weekends
Restrictions:
  • No camping or campfires are permitted.
  • No pets are permitted.
  • No glass containers are permitted.
  • Follow Leave No Trace practices to help keep the area beautiful!
Caution: Cliff jumping and diving are discouraged for personal safety. The pool has varying depths, hidden rocks and unforeseen objects that could be hazardous.
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Water: No drinking water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Passes: Only the Grand Annual Red Rock Pass is accepted here, or you may pay the daily rate at the gate. Access Interagency Pass (for people with disabilities) receive 50% off the entry fee. Annual, Senior, and other Interagency passes are not accepted.
Operated By: Concessionaire - contact Red Rock District - 928-203-2900

General Information

Directions:

Location: 26 miles south of Flagstaff, 2 miles north of Sedona on a paved road in scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Elevation is 4,500 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°53'16.3"N 111°43'56.8"W

Access: Drive south from Flagstaff about 26 miles or north from Sedona for about 2 miles on US 89A. Grasshopper Point will be approximately 2 miles south of Encinoso Picnic Area on the east side of US 89A. All roads are paved.

 

Maps

  • 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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Grasshopper Point Map


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Picnicking

No. of Sites 8 sites with tables and cooking grills.

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Amenities

Picnic tables
Toilets
Accessible Picnic tables, toilets
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Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.88785

  Longitude : 
-111.73243

  Elevation : 
4366

 



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