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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
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"water shoes"
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"natural water slide"
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"slide area"
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"cool off"
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"apple orchard"
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"swimming hole"
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"lots of fun"
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"oak creek canyon"
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"natural beauty"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful canyon stream with crystal clear waters. Short hikes with beautiful views. Worth the stop while in Sedona.

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Reviewed yesterday

We went after we walked around Sedona and the Trails to the south. Awesome place to bring your lunch, relax and cool down in the natural slides. They have a place for picnics, a place to change and a small store. Bring your drinks, food...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This was our second time to Slide Rock State Park. It is such an awesome place to spend time relaxing with the family while enjoying the AZ sun and cooling off in the water. The rangers were awesome and noticed I was wearing a shirt...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This park has a nice trail, not very long but offers great views of Slide Rock on the river below. We didn't swim but plenty of people did. The rocks that make the natural slide in the river looked like so much fun! There is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

The highlight of the trip to Sedona. It is great adventure when it is hot outside. It is cool and refreshing. Fun with lots to do. Water is cold but with the heat in June it balances out. Natural water slides and swimming holes. Its...More

Thank Carterdawg
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had family in town so we decided to head up to Sedona from Scottsdale to visit slide rock. We went on a Monday because we heard it’s very crowded on weekends and lot gets full. There really isn’t any other parking but the lot....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went around 4pm on our way into Sedona (coming from the north), it was when some people were leaving, so it wasn't too crowded. It was $20 per car load and it was really fun. We only stayed about 1.5 hours bc the water...More

1  Thank Brandeinmizzou
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great time with my daughter. We arrived around 2:30 and stayed until 5:00. It was the perfect amount of time. We wore jean shorts and were glad we weren't in bathing suits! Water shoes or sneakers are a must. Just a really fun...More

1  Thank agallishaw
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The parking rate was $20 that day but I’ve heard it can be $30 per car as it fluctuates. A car full maxes out at 4 adults and then you are charged more. I assume you can have as many minors as you can fit...More

2  Thank pffchick
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful park. Sliding rock swimming area was a huge hit with the kids. Great way to enjoy mountain run off water.

Thank KeithCera
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TucsonBorn
25 May 2018|
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Response from Rebelscumchic | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Just arrive early as the parking lot gets filled quickly and you could waste time on that if you don’t go early.
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TucsonBorn
25 May 2018|
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Response from Ernest M | Reviewed this property |
Yes the slide rock area is a short walk (5-10min) on paved level trail from the parking area. At the tractor barn go right down the stairs.
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Ruthie M
9 May 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
There is quite a large parking area there, just arrive fairly early.
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