Slide Rock State Park, Sedona

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6871 N. Highway 89A (928) 282-3034

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    Awesome natural waterslide!

    by Jonathan_C Updated Sep 17, 2004

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    Slide Rock state park

    Tumbling down from the Colorado plateau, the year round waters of Oak Creek have carved out one of the world's best swimming holes from the native red sandstone. At Slide Rock state park the water is cool, the rocks are warm and there are enough chutes, pools and riffles to cater to the thousands who come here on summer weekends. But do not fret! Just hike a little upstream to escape the crowds and enter an idyllic world of cottonwood, granite boulders and the melodious call of the canyon wren. See my travelogue to get the feel of the place.

    If I were organizing things, Slide Rock state park would be the destination and Sedona would be the 'Must See' activity. Unfortunately, you can't camp in Slide Rock but there are a couple of other Forest Service campgrounds along Oak Creek.

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    Oak Creek Streams

    by Chiky Written Feb 29, 2004

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    This is located behind the New Age Store just off of Highway 89A. The most peaceful and beautiful stream I've seen in Arizona to date!

    This stream flows from Oak Creek. If you're ever looking for something to do there, try Slide Rock State Park!

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    Slide Rock State Park. A...

    by Davidp1952 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Slide Rock State Park. A stretch of slippery creek bottom results in a natural water slide. This area has been seen in 'Broken Arrow' (1950) with James Stewart, 'Drum Beat' (1954) with Alan Ladd and Charles Bronson, 'Gun Fury' (1953) with Rock Hudson and Donna Reed, and a scene from 'Angel and the Badman' (1946) with John Wayne.

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    Restrooms

    by Basaic Written Feb 6, 2009

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    Restrooms by Sliding Rocks
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    Okay. so this is not a very exciting tip; but it's good to know where a bathroom is when you need one. There are bathrooms on the Pendley Homestead Trail and down by the sliding rocks.

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    See the Apple Shed and Equipment

    by Basaic Written Feb 6, 2009

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    An Apple Shed was built in 1932 to facilitate the packing and shipping of the apples after harvesting. The building still houses some of the original equipment.

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    The Heritage Tree and the Orchards

    by Basaic Written Feb 6, 2009

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    The Heritage Tree is the last remaining tree from the orchard of Arkansas Black Apple Trees on the site. There are, however, over 300 apple tress spread throughout the park.

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    Farm Implements

    by Basaic Written Feb 6, 2009

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    There are a variety of farming implements from the orchards on display along the short trail leading to the Pendley Homestead.

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    The Pendley Homestead

    by Basaic Written Feb 6, 2009

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    Pendley Homestead

    In 1927, one year after building "The Brown House", Pendley built a large homestead near the apple orchards.

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    See The Brown House

    by Basaic Written Feb 6, 2009

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    The Brown House

    The first real homestead built on the site was referred to as "The Brown House". It was built in 1926, and serves as the entrance for the park today.

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    Slide Rocks State Park

    by Eric-Sabin Written Oct 19, 2005

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    Slide Rocks State Park features a sort of naturally formed water slide in the riverbed. I like to walk up the river jumping between rocks.

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    Slide Rock State Park

    by makai Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Slide Rock State Park
    Bring the kids to cool off while sliding down the Sedona red rocks in Oak Creek.

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