West Sedona Designated Dispersed Camping & Day-use

Area Status: Open
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These designated dispersed camping areas provide eight main areas for dispersed camping that accommodate up to an estimated 200 campsites in total.

This system will protect natural resources, keeps the landscape being dotted by the creation of dispersed campsites, and still provides many places for visitors to camp and enjoy the beauty of west Sedona.

Dispersed camping in these designated areas will remain free and are on a first-come, first-served basis that allow up to 14 days of camping. Dispersed camping in west Sedona outside of these eight designated sites is prohibited. For more information on how this area was designated, the public scoping process, and the Decision Memo, please visit the West Sedona Designated Dispersed Camping and Day-use Area project page.


Camping: West Sedona Designated Dispersed Camping & Day-use

At a Glance

Current Conditions: These designated sites are the only areas you may camp in within the west Sedona area. Dispersed camping is prohibited outside of these sites.
Operational Hours: All 8 camping areas are open 24/7 on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a 14-day maximum stay limit.
Reservations: None required.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Parking
Fees: None.
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Charcoal and wood campfires are prohibited at all times. However, stoves and grills operating solely on liquified petroleum gas that can be turned on and off ARE allowed.
Closest Towns: Sedona, Cottonwood
Information Center: Along FR525, there are 5 designated camping areas:
  • Surprise (3.72 acres)
  • Windmill (1.41 acres)
  • Cockscomb (3.23 acres)
  • Greasy Spoon (2.47 acres)
  • Nolan (11.85 acres)
Across from FR525 is FR89B, which has 2 designated camping areas:
  • Javelina (1.24 acres)
  • Angel Valley (1.14 acres)
A short distance down Highway 89A from FR 525 is FR9570A, which includes 1 designated camping area:
  • Rockview (10.82 acres)

General Information


West Sedona Designated Campsites Map Click here for Google Map location of the intersection of SR89A & FR525

General Notes:

West Sedona Designated Dispersed Camping and Day-use Areas Decision Memo

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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