Sedona Camping

A Sedona camping adventure is an amazing way to experience the beauty of Red Rock country in an up close and personal way that’s very different from staying in a hotel and should be experienced for itself. Whether you’re a tent camper or a full-facility RV camper, it also has the added benefit of being economical; at $16 per site and up, it’s a fraction of the cost of most other Sedona lodging options.

There are campsites throughout the Sedona area that are available on a “first-come, first served” basis (with the exception of group sites), but reservations are also accepted at most campgrounds and are strongly recommended in summer. Note that camping on Oak Creek is particularly popular and campgrounds fill quickly.

Most of Red Rock Country and all of Oak Creek Canyon camping are restricted to established campground use. In Sedona, you can only camp in designated campgrounds, but if you want to camp on your own, you can refer to the National Forest Service Red Rock Country Map to find areas outside of the perimeter to camp on your own. Backpacking is allowed in wilderness areas.

Most sites only take cash payment or in-state checks if you are paying on-site and have stay limits.

Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon feature some of the most stunning campsite surroundings in the state of Arizona because of the scenic vistas and tranquil surroundings. You can camp, hike, fish and swim in or near picturesque Oak Creek and Oak Creek Canyon. There are a number of popular sites in the vicinity of Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona, including Pine Flat East and West, Cave Springs, and Manzanita–all just a few miles north of Sedona along Oak Creek. The Chavez Crossing Group Camp, also along Oak Creek between the airport Red Rock State Park, is backed by Red Rock State Park with Oak Creek running nearby. Beaverhead Flats Road, south of the visitor’s center, is another popular Sedona camping spot.

Other campgrounds in the area include: Beaver Creek, Clear Creek, and Clear Creek Group Camp; Deadhorse Ranch State Park and Ft. Tuthill Campground.

Sites have a variety of amenities such as designated fishing areas, access to hiking and bike trails,  equestrian use trails, hook-up sites, picnic tables, porta-potties, water access, fire rings and so on. Pine Flat has coin operated showers.


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