Crescent Moon Picnic Area

In search of a stunning vista while you enjoy your picnic? Then Crescent Moon Picnic Site is right up your alley. The towering Cathedral Rock reflects in the serene waters of Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing, creating a gorgeous scene that’s perfect for a day trip.

History & Nature

The view of Cathedral Rock is one of the Southwest’s most photographed areas, and there are plenty of other scenic views to enjoy, too. The tree-lined creek offers a peaceful place to enjoy nature with the backdrop of Sedona’s iconic red rock cliffs. You won’t forget this beautiful setting!

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Things to Do

Stunning scenery makes this a popular picnic area. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming, and wading in the creek, not to mention picnicking and trying to capture the perfect shot of those iconic red rocks. Early mornings and weekdays are best if you want to avoid the crowds, but no matter when you visit, you’ll enjoy the vivid colors and world-class beauty of this site located just outside of Sedona, Arizona

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Camping is not permitted at Crescent Moon, but there are many great accommodation options in nearby Sedona, including hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts. You’re sure to find something that fits your style and budget.

Hours & Pricing

Open daily, year-round, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and from 8 a.m. – dusk the rest of the year.

Park Entrance Fees:

  • Per Vehicle: $8/day (up to 5 people)
  • Individual/Bicycle: $2/person
  • Buses: $2/person
  • *Visitors with a Golden Age or Golden Access receive a 50% discount.

Group Ramada: $75/day + $9 reservation fee

For More Information

Crescent Moon Picnic Area
PO Box 20429
Sedona, AZ 86341
(928) 282-4119

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