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Slide Rock State Park RV & Campground Guide

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Slide Rock State Park was originally an apple orchard located next to Oak Creek in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank Pendley acquired the 43-acre plot of land through the Homestead Act in 1910. He established an irrigation system and planted an apple orchard and gardens and kept livestock. After paved roads to the area were added, Pendley built cabins for visiting tourists. Today, visitors can still enjoy eating apples from the orchards, take a dip in Oak Creek by sliding down Slide Rock and walk along the many trails along the creek. Slide Rock State Park is ideally situated in Central Arizona between Flagstaff and Sedona and is close to many other attractions in the area, such as the Grand Canyon, and features mild winters and hot summers typical of this part of the state, with average highs in the high 50s in winter and high 90s in summer.

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Weather
Spring 27-80 F
Summer 43-82 F
Fall 17-63 F
Winter 16-53 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Slide Rock State Park

One of the best ways to see multiple sites is to take a road trip in a rental RV or your own motorhome. If you are renting an RV, it is easy to find the perfect match for your requirements at RVshare. 

Trailer Village RV Park

Trailer Village RV Park is located right inside the Grand Canyon Village, which includes such historic sites such as the Train Depot, Lookout Studio, Kolb Studio, Hopi House and other buildings, most of which were built by the Santa Fe Railroad in the early 1900s. You are right next to the Rim Trail, which you can walk or take shuttles alongside.

• Number of sites: 84 pull-through and back-in 50-foot sites

• Rates: $49-$59

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electricity: 30 and 50 amps

• Wi-Fi: Available at the nearby lodge

• Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed on a leash

• Showers: Coin-operated

• Other amenities: Laundry, dump station, potable water and vending machines

Distant Drums RV Resort

Distant Drums RV Resort is situated just south of Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon and is north of Slide Rock State Park. It is also close to Sedona Red Rock State Park; Dead Horse Ranch State Park; the Verde Canyon Railroad; and Montezuma Castle National Monument, which are the best-preserved cliff dwellings in North America.

• Number of sites: 158 back-in and pull-through sites

• Nightly rates: Standard back-in: $42-$44, premium motorhome: $45-$47, pull-through: $48-$50

• Weekly rates: Standard back-in: $227-$237, pull-through: $242-$252

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electricity: 30 and 50 amps

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pool: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed on a leash

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Cable TV, fitness room, country store and group rates

Flagstaff KOA

Flagstaff KOA is close to the Grand Canyon, Slide Rock State Park, Sedona Red Rock State Park and many other parks and recreational sites. The Kamp Kitchen sells home-cooked meals that are tasty and affordable, and you will appreciate being close to all the places you want to visit while enjoying Flagstaff's shops, stores and the large water park. 

• Number of sites: 200

• Type of hookup: Full hookups

• Electricity: 30 and 50 amps

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed on a leash

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Arcade games, playground, hiking trails, bike rentals, a bounce house and free DVD rentals

Meteor Crater RV Park

Meteor Crater RV Park is located right off Interstate 40; is only an hour and a half from Sedona; and is close to Slide Rock State Park, which is just north of Sedona. This RV park is chock-full of amenities, such as a visitor's center, a discovery center, a museum theater and a subway shop.

• Number of sites: 36 full hookup sites with 30/50 amps, 22 electric and water sites with 30 amps, 13 electric and water sites with 50 amps 

• Type of hookup: Full hookups or electric and water

• Electricity: 30 and 50 amps

• Wi-Fi: Yes

• Pet-friendly: Pets are allowed on a leash, and there is a dog park

• Showers: Yes

• Other amenities: Rec room, fuel discounts, coin laundry, convenience store and dump station

RV Rentals Near Slide Rock State Park

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What to Do at
Slide Rock State Park

Inside Slide Rock State Park

While visiting Slide Rock State Park, you can enjoy the fruit from the orchards seasonally, view the historic cabins and slide down the famous rock slide. Slide Rock is 80 feet and has a 7% declining slope. There is no better way to cool off in the summer than by plunging down this cold and refreshing natural waterslide. You can also wade and swim in the creek. The park features many short hiking trails that traverse the orchards and the creek.

Outside Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park is located in the center of Oak Creek Canyon in the Coconino National Forest and borders the Secret Mountain Wilderness Area. Oak Creek Canyon is home to sandstone bluffs, Oak Creek and a variety of wildlife and plants. The park is close to the cities of Sedona and Flagstaff and all the surrounding attractions that this area of Arizona has to offer. 

Restaurants

Café Jose

Cafe José is a family-owned eatery in Sedona that specializes in authentic, award-winning Mexican and American cuisine. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Type: Mexican and American

Location: Sedona, AZ

Canyon Breeze

You can choose from more than 70 menu items, such as pizzas, burgers, sandwiches, salads, Mexican fare, smoothies and more, at this Sedona restaurant.

Type: American, Mexican, and Italian

Location: Sedona, AZ

Che Ah Chi

Enjoy the backdrop of Boynton Canyon while you experience Native American-influenced dishes that center on locally grown ingredients. Che Ah Chi is located inside the Enchantment Resort in Sedona.

Type: Native American

Location: Sedona, AZ

ChocolaTree

This restaurant features vegan, organic dishes and also has a store. It is located in Sedona.

Type: Vegan

Location: Sedona

Butterfly Burger

You will find your perfect burger at this Sedona restaurant along with hearty salads, milkshakes, craft beers and a large selection of bourbons.

Type: Burgers

Location: Sedona, AZ

Shopping

Diva Hillside

This eclectic Sedona shop literally has something for everyone. Gifts, clothing, décor, housewares and more are uniquely designed.

Location: Sedona, AZ

Canyon Outfitters

 Get all your camping gear and equipment at this Sedona hiking resource plus some cool duds to wear.

Location: Sedona, AZ

Clear Creek Trading Company

 This Sedona shop offers both Native American artworks and items inspired by Native American culture.

Location: Sedona, AZ

Cactus Carlos

This apparel store in Sedona features locally designed clothing with unique designs.

Location: Sedona, AZ

Body Bliss

This Sedona store offers a variety of aromatherapy, spa treatments and jewelry for sale.

Location: Sedona, AZ

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How to Get to
Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park is located between Flagstaff and Sedona in Arizona off Highway 89A. From Flagstaff, you will take Highway 17 South and then Highway 89A South. From Sedona, you will take Highway 17 North. From Phoenix, you will take Highway 17 North and then Highway 89A North.

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Entering Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park is open March 1 through May 22 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; May 23 through Labor Day from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday after Labor Day through October 31 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and November 1 through February 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The park is open on Thanksgiving from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Christmas Eve from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is closed on Christmas Day.

Slide Rock State Park Price per vehicle : $20.0

1-4 adults

Slide Rock State Park May 23-Labor Day (Weekends and Holiday Mondays) : $30.0

1-4 adults

Slide Rock State Park October-February : $10.0

1-4 adults

Slide Rock State Park Price per motorcyclist

50% of vehicle fee

Slide Rock State Park Price per individual/bicycle : $5.0

Slide Rock State Park provides boundless opportunities for seeing some of the most iconic symbols of the American West, and you will be making memories to last a lifetime. To share your fun times on the road with others, be sure to visit Slide Rock State Park at AZStateParks on Facebook and azstateparks on Twitter and Instagram. RVshare would also love to see photos from your travels, so send them to [email protected] so they can be featured on the RVshare site.

Frequently Asked Questions About Slide Rock State Park

What is the climate of Slide Rock State Park?

Slide Rock State Park has a semiarid, temperate climate. Summer temperatures can reach into the high 80s and mid-90s while winter temperatures occasionally drop below freezing. Rain is relatively rare.

What is the best time of year to visit Slide Rock State Park?

Although Slide Rock State Park is beautiful throughout the year, most visitors prefer to explore the park during the late spring, summer, and early fall months as these are the best times for swimming and hiking.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Slide Rock State Park?

Native wildlife species that you can spot within Slide Rock State Park include mule deer, coyotes, bobcats, javelina, rabbits, and ground squirrels. The area is also home to birds, hawks, ravens, snakes, and lizards.

Are pets allowed at Slide Rock State Park?

Leashed dogs are allowed in both the day-use areas and hiking trails throughout Slide Rock State Park. Dogs must remain controlled at all times, and owners are responsible for cleaning up any messes their pets make.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Slide Rock State Park?

There are no designated RV camping spots in Slide Rock State Park. However, visitors can find several nearby accommodations that offer hookups, showers, restrooms, dump stations, and other amenities.