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 InformationGeneral Notes:
Attractions: Trails for hiking and horseback riding, Red rocks and other great scenery, Wildlife viewing, Fishing, Swimming
- No camping or campfires on the Bell Trail and Wet Beaver Creek Wilderness Areas. See Wet Beaver Creek Camping and Campfire Prohibition: Forest Order and Map
- Mechanized vehicles, including mountain bikes, are not permitted in the Wilderness.
- This area can be quite hot in summer, but the stream flows year-round. Please do not deface ruins.
- Public nudity is prohibited. See the Public Nudity Prohibition Forest Order and Map. This prohibition applies to Beaver Creek campground and surrounding area, West Clear Creek in the Bullpen area, and Clear Creek Campground.
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.
- Forest Service Topo Map (FSTopo Geo-enable PDF):
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