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Slide Rock State Park

6871 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-3034
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Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the land under the Homestead Act in 1910. Due to his pioneering innovation, he succeeded where others failed by establishing a unique irrigation system still in use by the park today. This allowed Pendley to plant his first apple orchard in 1912, beginning the pattern of agricultural development that has dominated the site since that time. Pendley also grew garden produce and kept some livestock. As one of the few homesteads left intact in the canyon today, Slide Rock State Park is a fine example of early agricultural development in Central Arizona. The site was also instrumental to the development of the tourism industry in Oak Creek Canyon. The completion of the canyon road in 1914 and the paving of the roadway in 1938 were strong influences in encouraging recreational use of the canyon. Hence, Pendley followed suit and in 1933, built rustic cabins to cater to vacationers and sightseers. Todays visitors can still enjoy the fruits of Pendley's labor. Historic cabins are available for viewing, and the creek offers the park's namesake slide for adventures seekers and those looking for a place to cool off.
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6871 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-3034
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Reviewed yesterday

Slide Rock park is beautiful, so picturesque, all pictures of the park I've seen on line are packed with people. We went as soon as it opened, it was amazing. It was a perfect time, we were one of the first to arrive. Make sure...More

Thank rsand0708
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park has an area that you walk down to the river and there is a natural rock slide area. You need to be able to hike a bit. We had our dog and pets are not allowed in the river area but they are...More

Thank Murphinator2013
Reviewed 3 days ago

water way through and over rocks that you can go down. Can wade and swim in the little river, but water is normally very cold because it comes from high above mountians. Water levels vary at different times and weather conditions

Thank Frani34
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It can get a little dangerous sliding down the rocks, but it is a lot of fun. Children should not be left unsupervised as there is no lifeguard

1  Thank RW60s
Reviewed 6 days ago

We loved it here. Not a lot of people because kids already started school so we rode the slide all day. My daughter loved it and did not want to leave

Thank carmantrisa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Water was clear and cool. We had so much fun with the slides. The area was well kept. We came not during the peak season, so there were not a lot of people. If it was, we might need to wait to slide down. Beware...More

1  Thank millionsstars
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slide Rock State Park was voted our favorite part of our trip in our family of five. We spend four days going from place to place (to include the Grand Canyon) on our last family trip. The kids and I all agree this was our...More

Thank Ilikewaves
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here in March & June. In March the water was running fast, deep & cold from winter run off & was unsafe to jump in. In June it was 111 degrees & just about a 100 yard walk across a grassy field &...More

Thank Scott J
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to cool off in the heat of the day. We were there on a week day so the crowd was not bad.

Thank Mikegmass
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is very cool. You can slide down the river in a natural water slide. There are places to climb and you can jump into the water from different heights. One of the most unique place to swim I have ever seen. Easy to...More

Thank YotaPwr
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Debra H
28 June 2017|
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Response from rai473 | Reviewed this property |
no but you have to pay to park. It seems like they change the parking fees regularly.
27 June 2017|
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Response from Bill L | Reviewed this property |
Seemed pretty safe to me. Would lock my valuables in the glove box however.
Isaiah S
22 June 2017|
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Response from safredtosa | Reviewed this property |
Our iphone overheating warning posted. Keep it in the shade.