Slide Rock Locator Map

Elevation 4,930 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 282-3034
Slide Rock SP
6871 N. Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336


Restrooms Gift Shop Exhibits Group: Day Use Areas Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Fishing Swimming Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 7 miles

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Park's Speed Code: 4239#

Current Fees

Fall fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults)
Mon. - Sun. - $10.00

Each Additional Person/Bicycle: $3.00 per

Fee Schedule

Friends Group

Friends of Slide Rock State Park

Friends of Slide Rock, protecting, preserving & promoting the park

Water Quality Hotline

Water Quality(602) 542-0202
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Welcome to Slide Rock State Park!

Summer is busy at the park, so plan on arriving early to enjoy all of the great hiking, picnicking and great water fun with the whole family.
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Aerial view of the slide area at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZ
Slide Rock SP Named One of “America’s Top 10 Swimming Holes”

“Located 7 miles north of SedonaSlide Rock State Park houses a smooth natural water slide formed from red sandstone that cascades into a cooling swimming hole. During the hot and dry Arizona summers, the park often sees capacity crowds coming to cool off at this picturesque desert waterfall.” —USA Today. Read Story

Entrance Fees:

Aerial photo from above the main slide area at Slide Rock State Park in Sedona, AZMonday-Sunday: $10.00 per vehicle


(Per Car Fee includes up to 4 adults: an adult is anyone 14 years of age or older; each additional adult is $3.00)
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Thru Oct 31 - 8 am to 6 pm (last entry 5:30 pm.)
Nov 1 thru Jan 31 - 9 am to 5 pm (last entry 4:30 pm.)
Feb 1 thru Apr 30 - 8 am to 6 pm (last entry 5:30 pm.)

Introductory Park Video

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Slide Rock State ParkEnjoy the unique natural water slide at Slide Rock State Park. The park is located in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona and south of Flagstaff.

Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the land under the Homestead Act in 1910. Due to his pioneering innovation, he succeeded where others failed by establishing a unique irrigation system still in use by the park today. This allowed Pendley to plant his first apple orchard in 1912, beginning the pattern of agricultural development that has dominated the site since that time. Pendley also grew garden produce and kept some livestock.

As one of the few homesteads left intact in the canyon today, Slide Rock State Park is a fine example of early agricultural development in Central Arizona. The site was also instrumental to the development of the tourism industry in Oak Creek Canyon. The completion of the canyon road in 1914 and the paving of the roadway in 1938 were strong influences in encouraging recreational use of the canyon. Hence, Pendley followed suit and in 1933, built rustic cabins to cater to vacationers and sightseers.

Friends of Slide Rock State ParkThe park is named after the famous Slide Rock, a stretch of slippery creek bottom adjacent to the homestead. Visitors may slide down a slick natural water chute or wade and sun along the creek. The swim area is located on National Forest land which is jointly managed by Arizona State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service. Together these areas have seen the making of many Hollywood movies such as "Broken Arrow" (1950) with James Stewart, "Drum Beat" (1954) with Alan Ladd and Charles Bronson, "Gun Fury" (1953) with Rock Hudson and Donna Reed, and a scene from "Angel and the Badman" (1946) with John Wayne.

On July 10, 1985, Arizona State Parks purchased the park property from the Arizona Parklands Foundation. The park was dedicated in October 1987, and accepted onto the National Register of Historic Places on December 23, 1991.

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