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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 via mobile

Good place for a picnic and a dip. No glass allowed down by the water. The water was very cold but there is a "slide" that the water pushes you along through the rocks. Perhaps wear a bathing suit that you are not crazy about...More

Thank kal818
Reviewed yesterday

We went here in the mid afternoon. It is about a 15 minute walk from the parking lot. Once you are down on the rocks, as an older person, I really had to watch my step. If you choose to go into the river, wear...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed yesterday

This place is so beautiful..words cannot describe it accurately. It's a place where everyone of any age can come and have a wonderful time. The natural water slide is amazing! You can go down the slide or just sit and watch on the natural rocks...More

Thank tomcindyj37
Reviewed yesterday

I spent a month touring SW States visiting many National & State parks to appreciate the diversity of natural beauty and learn about the history of the place. This is not that sort of park. It is a place to pack your family on the...More

Thank foodfozz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful natural water slide with very cold water. Short hike to reach the water area, great place to pack a lunch and relax on the rocks. You need either sneakers or water shoes to get to the water, flip flops are not advised.

Thank nokidsathome
Reviewed 4 days ago

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 5 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

1  Thank Murphinator2013
Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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25 September 2017|
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Response from Danelle R | Reviewed this property |
No there isn’t a limit, per say they will let you know for sure when you get there or call the slide rock and ask.
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.