Slide Rock State Park (928) 282-3034, about 7.5 miles north of L’Auberge in Oak Creek Canyon, is a very popular recreation site for family groups. The park is named after the famous Slide Rock, a stretch of slippery creek bottom adjacent to the historical homestead that was established there in 1910. Visitors may slide down the slick natural water chute or wade and sun along the creek. There is a swim area near the bottom of the slide located on National Forest land which is jointly managed by Arizona State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service. There is no shade at the actual “slide”, and it gets crowded in the summer when a lot of families are recreating in Sedona. Also available are picnicking, hiking, fishing, and wildlife viewing. It is highly recommended to go early, as it has capacity that is sometimes reached during peak season.
- Attractions: Picnicking, Waterplay, Hiking, Fishing, Wildlife watching, Photography
- Fifteen open air picnic areas suitable for small groups are available near the entry station and parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Two modern, ADA accessible restroom buildings with sinks and a drinking fountain are located above the creek with flush toilets. A flush-free, waterless vault toilet is available near the creek. The Vault toilet is not accessible.
- Monday-Thursday: $20.00 per vehicle
- Friday-Sunday: $30.00 per vehicle
- Hours of Operation:
- May 27 thru Sept. 5: 8am. to 7pm. (last entry 6:30pm.)
- Sept. 6 thru Sept. 30: 8am. to 6pm. (last entry 5:30pm.)
- Oct. 1 thru Nov. 4: 8am. to 6pm. (last entry 5:30pm.)
- Nov. 5 thru Jan. 27, 2017 9am. to 5pm. (last entry 4:30pm.)
- Usage: Heavy
No pets or glass containers in the swim area. Pets must be kept on a leash & attended to at all times. Charcoal fires are permitted in designated grills only. No wood fires allowed in grills. Propane grills and stoves are allowed. Smoking allowed in vehicles only. Littering is unlawful. Damaging or removing rocks, vegetation, or public property is prohibited. This area contains many natural hazards. Please enjoy with caution. Rocks and creek beds are slippery when wet or icy.
Tour/ attraction descriptions, schedules and pricing are subject to change.