Wet Beaver Creek

Area Status: Open
Tree lined stream with boulders on Wet Beaver Creek

This clear, cool brook remains pleasantly secluded in the deep red rock canyon it has cut into the southern rim of the Colorado Plateau. For much of its length, the land bordering Wet Beaver Creek has been declared a Wilderness Area, the Wet Beaver Wilderness. In addition to the opportunities for solitude such an area offers, the stream's pools and riffles are a popular place to fish, hike, swim, and bird watch. The waters of the stream are stocked with trout. The lush riparian area beside its banks is alive with a full palette of songbirds. The desert beyond that oasis bristles with the highly adapted plants of the upper Sonoran Desert.

At a Glance

Closest Towns: Sedona, AZ
Operated By: Red Rock District 928-203-2900

General Information

General Notes:

Attractions: Trails for hiking and horseback riding, Red rocks and other great scenery, Wildlife viewing, Fishing, Swimming



Location: 45 miles south of Flagstaff on graveled Forest Roads in scenic rim country. Elevation is 3,800 feet.

Access: Drive south from Flagstaff on I-17 to the AZ Highway 179 exit. Leave the freeway here and drive 2 miles east on Forest Road 618 to the campground. FR 618 is graveled and suitable for sedans in most weather.



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Wet Beaver Creek Map



River and Stream Fishing

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