AN ARIZONA LOCALS FAVORITE
Slide Rock State Park Named
One of “America’s Top 10 Swimming Holes”… AGAIN!
Just in time for summer, Slide Rock State Park has made the Travel Channel’s list of “10 Top Swimming Holes in the United States.” Sedona’s red rocks form the “ultimate water slide.” The channel compiled the list for its new series, “Top Secret Swimming Holes.”
Slide Rock Activities
Fun for the whole family!
Situated alongside an apple orchard, Slide Rock is 80 feet long and 2.5 to 4 feet wide, with a seven percent decline from top to bottom. Algae on the rocks creates the slippery ride. Slide Rock includes a 1/2 mile of Oak Creek that is open for swimming, wading and sliding. The world-famous slide that our park is named for is an 80 foot-long slippery chute that is worn into sandstone.
Of course, safety is always our biggest concern, so before you get in the water, here are some tips to help keep you safe:
Oak Creek can drop to near-freezing temperatures depending on the season so check before you get in.
The sandstone rocks under the water’s surface are very slippery, so be very careful when crossing on foot.
Bring plenty of drinking water in reusable or plastic containers, glass containers are prohibited in the swim area.
In all situations, swimmers should exercise caution. There is no lifeguard on duty so swimming is at your own risk.
Park and Facility Hours
Labor Day – October 31
8:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.
November 1 – January 27
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Park Entrance Fee
Labor Day – September 30
Per vehicle (1-4 adults): $20.00
October – April
Per vehicle (1-4 adults): $10.00
May 1 – May 25
Per vehicle (1-4 adults): $20.00
*Motorcycle: Entry fee is 50% of the per vehicle fee
Pay with Visa, MasterCard, or exact cash.
Slide Rock Market
Gift Shop, Food & Drinks, Supplies
The Slide Rock Market is open year-round with seasonal hours of operation. The market offers: snacks, water, drinks, water play toys, clothing, ice cream, sunscreen and Slide Rock memorabilia.
November through March: Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
April through October: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Mondays – Fridays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gazebo style kiosk with eight poster boards displaying general Pendley Homestead information and park information. Historic farm implements are displayed along the Pendley Homestead Trail.
Group: Day Use Areas
There are two covered ramadas with electrical outlets and picnic bench seating. Each ramada will hold approximately fifty people. Ramadas may be reserved for $65 a piece; plus a $5 non-refundable reservation fee. Contact the park for
Oak Creek Canyon
further information or to make reservations for the designated months. Charcoal fires are permitted in designated grills only. No wood fires allowed in grills. Propane grills and stoves are allowed. Smoking allowed in vehicles only.
NOTE: Slide Rock does not take ramada reservations between the Friday before Memorial Day and Labor Day Monday.
Fifteen open air picnic areas suitable for small groups are available near the entry station and parking lot on a first-come, first-served basis. Charcoal fires are permitted in designated grills only. No wood fires allowed in grills. Propane grills and stoves are allowed. Smoking allowed in vehicles only.
Two modern, ADA accessible restroom buildings with sinks and a drinking fountain are located above the creek with flush toilets. A flush-free, waterless vault toilet is available near the creek. The vault toilet is not accessible.
Please protect this special park by observing the following rules:
No pets or glass containers in the swim area.
Pets are not to be left in a vehicle.
Pets must be kept on a leash and attended to at all times.
Charcoal fires are permitted in designated grills only. No wood fires allowed in grills. Propane grills and stoves are allowed. Smoking allowed in vehicles only.
Littering is unlawful.
Damaging or removing rocks, vegetation, or public property is prohibited.
This area contains many natural hazards. Please enjoy with caution. Rocks and creek beds are slippery when wet or icy.