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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 1 week ago

Took children to this adventure they thoroughly enjoyed for about an hour. Even though the day was quite hot, water was eventually too cold for the kids, but I still would recommend.

2  Thank ValentinSoto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun! Didn't know what to expect. It's 100% worth it! It's $30 for parking but worth it also... some people park for free of the highway. Lots of families. People bring their canopies to help with sun protection. Be careful, VERY slippery! I...More

1  Thank uama1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slide Rock is a great way to relax and have fun. We visited on a Sunday and the park did stop letting folks in around 11am! Also note that the walk to the "slide" area can be tricky and challenging for elderly or those with...More

Thank Catina D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It can be very crowded on the weekend, but this is a great spot for a little fun in some cool water.

1  Thank Monica C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only drove past this area, but it must be nice as cars were waiting to get into the park. The surrounding area makes for a beautiful drive.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was so fun for my kids and I. Great place to cool off and play in the water. It was freezing water, but my kids didn't mind. Climbed all over the rocks, just amazing how intricate nature is. Straight out of a movie...More

Thank CavelliAdventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

I slid down slide rock 45 years ago and many times since. Lil more crowded than the past but still a wonderful experience.

Thank ArizonaTraveler56
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is pretty jampack. ... The nature slide was great. ... The water was very cold but once you get into it. It will be okay. ... The floor is very slippery so make sure to bring swimming shoes or be really careful. ......More

Thank Phia V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Slide Rock State Park is just off of the road on 89A. It is a nice water slide made out of natural rock formations that people slide down. See a lot of smiling faces. Water is a bit chilly though, in spite of the 100...More

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fun day for family. This park has a store and public restrooms near the parking lot. The trek to the slide rock area is only for people with good balance and ability to climb stairs and traverse uneven rocky areas. Once you get to...More

1  Thank HoJoCA
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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.