Slide Rock State Park
Cool off at a natural rock slide in an area so scenic it has been listed by Life Magazine as one of America's ten most beautiful swimming holes. Many people don't consider a trip to Arizona complete without a run down Slide Rock. This area has become so popular it was designated a park partially to keep it from being loved to death.
Now it is managed in partnership by the U. S. Forest Service (creek and waterslide) and the Arizona State Parks and Trails (parking and other amenities). Those two agencies combine to make this popular attraction a great place to have a picnic, slide down the slide, or just catch some rays. Try to pick a time in off-peak-use periods for your visit, but don't be surprised if you still have lots of company.
And by the way, watch those rocks. They're slippery!
Attractions: Picnicking, waterplay, hiking, wildlife watching, photography
Facilities: Picnic tables, snack bar, flush toilets with sinks and running water, drinking water
- No overnight camping.
- No glass containers.
- No pets down by the water.
- Pets must be contained or on a leash in the State Park.
Water is tested weekly. Call before your trip!
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At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||This park is managed by Arizona State Parks and Trails. Check Slide Rock State Park on Arizona State Parks for details and status.|
|Operational Hours:||See the Slide Rock State Park website for seasonal hours.|
|Fees:||See the Slide Rock State Park website for fee details.|
|Closest Towns:||Sedona, AZ|
|Restroom:||Flush toilets with sinks|
|Operated By:||Arizona State Parks and Trails. Contact Red Rock District 928-203-2900|
Location: 21 miles south of Flagstaff, 6 miles north of Sedona on paved road in scenic Oak Creek Canyon. Elevation is 5,000 feet.
GPS (Map): 34°56'41.1"N 111°45'10.9"W
Access: On US 89A, drive 21 miles south from Flagstaff, or 6 miles north from Sedona. You can't miss it.
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