Take the plunge into one of America’s top swimming holes! Slide Rock State Park is one destination in Sedona, Arizona you won’t want to miss.
Named one of “America’s Top 10 Swimming Holes” by USA Today, this intriguing feat of Mother Nature is one of the must-see destinations in Sedona. For a thrill, shimmy down the rock water slide into a series of glistening swimming holes, or enjoy a simple wade in the water.
History & Nature
A historic apple orchard in Oak Creek Canyon (just 7 miles from Sedona), was originally the pioneering homestead of Frank L. Pendley. He was more successful than most, establishing his first orchard in 1912 with his innovative irrigation system that is still used by the park today.
The name “Slide Rock” comes from the slippery bottom of the creek next to the homestead. The park has the same strikingly red tones as Sedona’s other famous formations, providing a beautiful and vibrant contract against the crystal water and green, high desert shrubbery.
Things To Do
The creek is open for swimming, wading, floating, and sun bathing. Visitors can also slide down a natural chute into the pool below – a unique thrill that combines waterpark excitement with outdoor adventure. Hiking trails, fishing, picnic ramadas, and wildlife viewing are also available nearby and throughout Sedona.
Hotels, Lodging & Camping
Since the park is located in Sedona, visitors have access to a variety of lodging options. The quieter Oak Creek is a very short drive from the park and Sedona, which also offers lodging options.
Hours & Pricing
November 1 – January 31: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
February 1 – April 30: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
May – Labor Day: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday after Labor Day – October 31: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
* Please verify hours on the website.
Park Entrance Fees (Per Vehicle):
October – February: $10
March 1 – May 24: $20
May 25 – Labor Day:
Monday - Thursday: $20
Friday - Sunday and holiday Mondays: $30
Tuesday after Labor Day – September 30: $20
Motorcycle: Entry fee is 50 percent of the per vehicle fee Individual/bicycle: $3
For More Information
Slide Rock State Park
6871 N. Highway 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-3034