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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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  • Average7%
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6871 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
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"water shoes"
in 152 reviews
"natural water slide"
in 89 reviews
"slide area"
in 28 reviews
"ice cold"
in 19 reviews
"cliff jumping"
in 20 reviews
"apple orchard"
in 21 reviews
"cool off"
in 43 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 40 reviews
"per vehicle"
in 24 reviews
"swimming hole"
in 25 reviews
"pack a lunch"
in 19 reviews
"lots of fun"
in 46 reviews
"oak creek canyon"
in 66 reviews
"whole family"
in 32 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 26 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 28 reviews
"super fun"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped by this park after returning from Page, AZ. The lower stream displayed nature at its best. The $20 entrance fee was a little hefty and I wouldn't likely pay it again, however, I enjoyed my short stay and took some great pictures.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This state park is one of the most gorgeous places to visit and hike. It is a nice easy hike to the swimming area, which is a stream surrounded by red rocks. There is quite a bit of history there that you can check out...More

Thank Jessica B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's really a slide!!! We stopped here on a Saturday on our drive from Sedona to the Grand Canyon (very scenic). Admission is $20 per car. It was crowded in the park as there was a wedding and a big picnic going on but plenty...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Go early as the lot fills up fast. So beautiful and picturesque. If you don’t do the rock slide, you will regret it! It was the most fun I’ve had in forever!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is such a cool place to relax and bring a lunch.....I saw many kids having a blast, but please note, while this is a fun place to visit, it can be and is very dangerous. ... $20 per car to patk...great picnic area.....beautiful scenery...More

2  Thank lbene351
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to get in wading water or hike around/along the river. People enjoy sliding down the slide rock but be warned water is COLd! Great place for picnic.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up to slide rock from the Phoenix area for the day. It was a Saturday in April and VERY busy! The lot was full so we were in a line of cars waiting to get in. It was $20 per car with 1-4...More

1  Thank Madmck66
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely easy walk down to a clean family friendly natural water slide. So much fun and a great way to spend the afternoon. Bring a picnic and enjoy!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sedona is of course one of the beautiful places of the southwest US. Trendy town (i.e., tourist trap) not much of a draw IMHO. But the wilderness is amazing. Slick rock is fun but most of us slid for an hour or so and were...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to cool off in the Arizona heat. There is limited parking and they do have to turn people away so I would suggest going early in the day and avoid weekends if possible. The area is a natural river and swimming hole. Take...More

Thank StephPlum2
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mcdonaldk2018
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Response from travelwriter52 | Reviewed this property |
America the Beautiful pass I assume is the Federal Interagency Pass which is only good at National parks, recreation, forest, blm areas.
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Karen O
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Response from Robind58 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe dogs are allowed.
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