Halfway Picnic Site

Area Status: Open
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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.

This is one of four easily accessible picnic areas along Oak Creek Canyon that enable you to enjoy a snack or a banquet surrounded by this magnificent scenery. Each of these areas has its own unique character. Each has 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.

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

At a Glance

Operational Hours: 8:00 a.m. to dusk
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
Fees: Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Day use only. Camping is not permitted at this site.
Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - contact Red Rock District - 928-203-2900

General Information


Location: 20 miles south of Flagstaff, 5 miles north of Sedona on a paved road in scenic oak Creek Canyon. Elevation is 4,500 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°57'22.8"N 111°45'18.1"W

Access: Drive south from Flagstaff about 20 miles or north from Sedona for about 5 miles on US 89A. The picnic area is marked with a roadside sign.

General Notes:

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Map showing the picnic areas in Oak Creek Canyon

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Facilities: Picnic tables, cooking grills, and vault toilets (barrier free).

No. of Sites 8


Picnic tables: 8 sites, cooking grills

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