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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 3 days ago

It looked like an amazing place, but it was so crowded that we didn't even attempt to go. Lots of Pell having fun though. I'm thinking you might get pretty beat up on the rocks sliding down. Older kids would probably love it.

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a fun time. The water maybe cold but the sliding and laughing is so worth it. Brought my 9 and 12 year old grandchildren and my grandson said it was more fun then a water park.

Thank Maga48
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are in the area during the summer, you need to go to this park. The family had a great time sliding and swimming. You need to get there early because the area does fill up, but even if the sign says that the...More

Thank TheLinkers
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a place where you can take your family and spend the day. There is a natural water slide for all ages. You can take a picnic lunch and enjoy your day. You can also swim while you there.

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 5 days ago

We just visited this over the weekend. What a great little place to escape the heat and enjoy natures wonders.

Thank Tyendean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on the way to Sedona from the Grand Canyon. Beautiful drive. Arrived about 2pm and happy to find parking. However - met with a park ranger explaining low water quality warning. Ecoli levels were high. Yikes! We walked to the swim area and lots...More

1  Thank native*texan*2005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned to visit, but when we arrived the front gate person let us know that the water had tested with 'extremely high E. coli levels' that morning and that we would need to swim at our own risk but please keep your mouth closed...More

3  Thank newlywednyc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids absolutely loved this place! They spent hours jumping off the rocks, starting with the short side and eventually the big 30 ft rock. On the weekends go early, rangers said it's full by 9am. We had to wait for cars to exit before...More

Thank michelley791
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took children to this adventure they thoroughly enjoyed for about an hour. Even though the day was quite hot, water was eventually too cold for the kids, but I still would recommend.

1  Thank ValentinSoto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun! Didn't know what to expect. It's 100% worth it! It's $30 for parking but worth it also... some people park for free of the highway. Lots of families. People bring their canopies to help with sun protection. Be careful, VERY slippery! I...More

1  Thank uama1
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Debra H
27 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.
Isaiah S
22 June 2017|
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Response from safredtosa | Reviewed this property |
Our iphone overheating warning posted. Keep it in the shade.