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Crescent Moon Picnic Site

Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
+1 928-203-2900
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No room

Tried to go there last Sunday. The parking lot was full by mid-morning. There was a line of 8... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
Amazing way to spend a day or a few hoirs

We hiked a short ways out and found multiple areas where you could wade in or jump into this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aimee E
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“buddha beach” (16 reviews)
“oak creek” (37 reviews)
Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
+1 928-203-2900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Tried to go there last Sunday. The parking lot was full by mid-morning. There was a line of 8 cars in front of mine. Passengers were let out but a driver had to stay with the car. Then when a car left the lot, one...More

Thank Wishmoretravel
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hiked a short ways out and found multiple areas where you could wade in or jump into this amazingly cold water. The water is clean and pretty clear. We originally tried to go late morning on a Sunday but there was a line to...More

Thank Aimee E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Like anything here that is on water or hiking next to it,be completely aware there are people everywhere escaping the RIDICULOUSLY EXTREME temps in Phx.Have a plan B.If you show up at 10 a.m. it's crazy busy.It STAYS THAT WAY all day. Be smarter.Plan your...More

Thank hikemike S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great swimming site - bring your bathing suit. You wiull also have a breathtaking view of world famous Cathedral Rock. Be sure and bring your camera. There is about a one mile hike to the swimming area of the river.

Thank zorroafire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this area. It is beautiful, comfortable on a hot afternoon, a little crowded in areas, but worth it to soak in all the beauty the area offers. My favorite spot on this earth.

2  Thank Janet G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This picnic site & park is off the Red Rock Loop Road. It is clean and well maintained. The views of the Cathedral Rock are worth mentioning.

1  Thank Manekshaw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The back view of this rock formation actually sits on the state side and requires a $10.00 per vehicle entrance fee.

1  Thank OrlandoRachel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Crescent Moon picnic site to walk the trails and see the reflections on the water. With the light just right the reflections of the rocks is amazing!

1  Thank Charles K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the $10 entrance fee for the views of Cathedral Rock. A nice quiet spot for a picnic and swim.

1  Thank Lynette796
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Playing by the creek was so much fun with our kids and dog. I felt the $10 entrance is a bit steep but we paid it and had a fun day. I wish we had known Buddha beach was a bit further up and we...More

1  Thank azkimPhoenix
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How late in the afternoon should I take my family to get a parking space to take pictures of sunlit Cathedral Rock with Oak Creek in the foreground? I would like to avoid the midday crowds for getting a parking space I see reading reviews. I would go there during the week to avoid crowds. We leave for vacation to Sedona in 1 week. Thank you.
4 June 2017|
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Response from Wave30 | Reviewed this property |
Parking is rather ample as we usually arrive around mid-morning or noon and most of our trips have been in September when crowds and temperatures subside.
weird question. we have a group of star wars costumers and friends who would love to shoot with the scenery there. would it be ok to do that? They are not at all professional shoots. no money is being made by any party and it is purely for fun.
20 December 2016|
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Response from Warren M | Property representative |
As the operator, I think it's awesome. However, we also have to consider the US Forest Service and their rules. While commercial photography requires a permit from the US Forest Service, my understanding is that... More
Does it cost to get in? And park? If so, how much?
17 June 2016|
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Response from Brodave99 | Reviewed this property |
It's $10 to get in and park. The Red Rocks pass, which works for the other parking lots adjacent to scenic places in Sedona, doesn't work there, because management of that park is subbed out to a private company. But it's... More