Slide Rock State Park in Arizona

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Slide Rock State Park

Sure, Sedona is known for its expansive views of gorgeous desert landscape and its spiritual vortexes, but it is also known for Slide Rock State Park, the best natural waterpark in the Southwest.

  • Jump in the water of Oak Creek and enjoy a nice swim. 
  • If you’re feeling daring take a ride down the 8 foot rock slide. 
  • Don’t forget to enjoy the red rocks on one or more of the three hiking trails in the state park.

What can I see and do at Slide Rock State Park?

If you think the red rocks of Sedona are beautiful, wait until you splish, splash and play in the clear water that runs down some of these slippery rocks. 

  • Swimming: Of course, you can swim at Slide Rock. The half-mile long swimming hole and the eight foot rock slide welcome you to enjoy the cool water under the summer sun. 
  • Hiking: There are several hiking trails in the area. The three in the state park are all short and sweet. The most popular one is quarter of a mile long and called Slide Rock Route, the main access point to slide rock. 
  • Fishing: Slide Rock is situated on Oak Creek and occasionally is open for fishing. The main fish in the creek are Rainbow Trout. You cannot fish where people are swimming (and really would you want to?) and you need a fishing license.

Where is Slide Rock State Park?

Slide Rock State Park is located at 6871 N. Highway 89A in Sedona, Arizona. This is roughly 30 minutes south of Flagstaff.

When is Slide Rock State Park open?

  • January 28 - April 30: 8am-6pm
  • May 1 – Labor Day: 8am-7pm
  • Tuesday after Labor Day – October 31: 8am-6pm
  • November 1 – January 27: 9am-5pm

How much does Slide Rock State Park cost?

  • Vehicle (4 adults): $20-$30 
  • Additional adult: $3
  • Note that exact change is required if using cash. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

If you have questions contact the park at 928-282-3034 or find more information on the Slide Rock State Park website.