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Red Rock District
Coconino National Forest

P. O. Box 20429
Sedona, AZ 86341-0429

8375 State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona
(Just south of the Village of Oak Creek)

Administrative Offices:
(928) 282-4119 or
(928) 203-7500

Visitor Information
(928) 203-2900

Forest Supervisor's Office
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 527-3600

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Camping and picnicking are inviting ways to experience the splendor of Red Rock Country. Within a short drive of Sedona, several Forest Service campgrounds and picnic areas provide recreational opportunities for the whole family. Campsites and picnic sites are available on a "first-come, first serve" basis except group sites. Campground reservations are accepted at some locations.


Dispersed Camping (camping-on-your-own)

Because of intense use of Red Rock Country, the area around Sedona is closed to camping except in developed campgrounds. Specific boundaries for dispersed camping are shown on the Red Rock Country Map.

Backpacking (hiking and camping) is permitted in the wilderness areas. In Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness and Munds Mountain Wilderness, hikers must be in at least one mile from the trailhead before camping. In Sycamore Canyon Wilderness camping and camp fires are prohibited at and down stream of Parsons Springs.

Other Areas Available for Dispersed Camping:

West of Sedona: Travel 3 miles west of Lower Red Rock Loop Road on Hwy. 89A to Forest Road 525. The first 5 miles of FR 525 and all of FR 525C are open for camping with a Red Rock Pass.

North of Sedona: Off Hwy 89A north of Oak Creek Vista at the top of Oak Creek Canyon. (Closed during winter season)

East of Sedona: Off of the Schnebly Hill Road north of the Schnebly Hill Vista. Look for the "Camping Permitted" sign.


Coconino Forest Campgrounds do not accept Credit Cards on location (except for Cave Springs Campground). We accept cash and in-state checks only. When making a reservation through, you may use a credit card.

Pine Flat East and West

$18.00 per night, $9 second vehicle 18 sites at Pine Flat are reservable. 40 sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis 58 sites total. The reservable sites are closest to the creek.

Cave Springs

$18.00 per night, $9 second vehicle 11 sites at Cave Springs are reservable. 67 sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis 78 single-unit sites total. The reservable sites are closest to the creek.


Open year-round

$18.00 per night Yes. 11 of the 19 sites are reservable 19 single-unit sites at Manzanita

Chavez Crossing Group Camp


$65.00 to $200.00 depending on site size Yes, required
(All group sites require reservations.)
3 group sites (110 maximum occupancy for all three sites together)

Beaver Creek

Open year-round

$16.00 per night/campsite; $8 second vehicle Not reservable - sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis only 13 single-unit sites

Clear Creek

Open year-round

$16.00 per night/campsite; $8 for second vehicle. Not reservable - sites are on a "first-come, first-served" basis only 18 single-unit sites

Clear Creek Group Camp


$65 - $110 Reservations required at Group site only 1 group site

If the Red Rock Country Campgrounds are full, here are two more possibilities in the general area:

Deadhorse Ranch State Park - Directions From I-17 take (exit 287) Hwy 260 to Cottonwood. Hwy. 260 intersects with 89A/Main Street. Turn left on Main Street and proceed to North 10th Street. Turn right (north) on North 10th Street. Continue on North 10th across the Verde River Bridge to the park entrance. 675 Dead Horse Ranch Road, Cottonwood, Arizona 86326 (928) 634-5283

Facilities: Campsites with electricity, water, picnic tables, and grills. Dump Station, Tent sites with tables and grills, Restroom facilities with hot showers, Picnic areas and group sites, Ramadas for individual and group use, Verde River and three fishing lagoons stocked periodically for a total of 20 service acres of fishing water. Trails for hiking, biking, equestrian use Horse corrals available for overnight use with advance arrangements, Adjacent to the Verde River Greenway Natural Area.

Ft. Tuthill Campground - A family and group campground is situated near the Coconino County Fairgrounds, so plan to attend or participate in an event and stay on-site. Camping areas include a few hook-up sites (no electricity), picnic tables, fire rings, portable toilets, and water spigots. Tall pine trees create a rustic "camping in the woods" experience and provide shade on hot summer days.

Directions: After I-17 (Exit 337), from stop sign at top of exit ramp head west and stay in right lane. At next stop sign go straight ahead. There's a small, wooden sign on the right that says, "Fort Tuthill." Continue straight for about 500 yards and take first left (look for sign). Check-in at Lodge on right (park in dirt lot across the street just before reaching lodge).

Telephone for reservations May through September: 928-774-3464. You may reach Coconino Parks and Recreation for General Information at 982-679-8000.

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