Arizona State Parks near Sedona.

Red Rock State Park & Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park is one of the most popular state parks in Arizona and is located in Oak Creek Canyon.  It features an 80 foot natural rock waterslide.  The State Park offers swimming, fishing, picnic areas, wild life viewing and hiking trails. Enjoy hiking the Clifftop Nature Trail or tour the Pendley Homestead to see the house, apple orchards, and the apple packing barn. You’ll also find a gift shop for snacks, water and souvenirs.  Since Slide Rock is so popular, parking is limited.  Carpooling is suggested.  Park hours and entrance fees vary by season.

The question we receive most often is if Slide Rock is worth the visit.  Only you can decide, but we say that you should visit Slide Rock at least once in your lifetime.  It is a Sedona landmark.  Here’s our in depth article about Slide Rock State Park.

Slide Rock State Park is located at 6871 North State Route 89A, in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon, just north of Sedona, Arizona.  For more information about Slide Rock State Park, visit the Arizona State Parks website at

Red Rock State Park

Red Rock State Park is an educational center located on the banks of beautiful Oak Creek in Sedona, Arizona.  It offers picnic areas, ramadas, viewpoints and wildlife viewing including birds, deer and javelina.  There are five miles of hiking trails of varying levels including The Eagle’s Nest Loop and the Apache Fire Loop.  Guided nature walks are offered every morning starting at 10:00am.  Scheduled hikes about geology, birds, archaeology and ethnobotany occur at different times of the month. Begin your visit in the Miller Visitor Center.  See exhibits, watch a movie in the theater or visit the gift shop.

The State Park is open all year.  It opens at 8:00am and closing time varies by season.  Park admission is $7.00 for adults, $4 for children 7-13 and kids under 6 are free.  Swimming or pets are not allowed.

Red Rock State Park is located at 4050 Red Rock Loop Road in Sedona.  For more information, visit the Arizona State Parks website at