Oak Creek Canyon is where some of the most special outdoor recreation happens in Northern Arizona. From camping at the Pine Flats campground featuring a fresh water spring to fill your water jugs, blackberry picking and swimming in the creek to hiking Westfork Trail, trout fishing and endless photography opportunities. This cool, shaded paradise during the hot Arizona summers is popular to locals and visitors alike. In fact, outdoor recreation is nearly all there is to do in Oak Creek Canyon! There are a few Native American shops to explore and some places to eat, but if you're visiting Oak Creek Canyon, it's to be outside and enjoy this special oasis.
If you're looking to do some guided activities to make the most of your time here, Sedona is just a short 10-15 minute drive down Highways 89A, depeding where along the creek you are coming from in Oak Creek Canyon. Sedona offers a range of outdoor adventures and activities, even some along Oak Creek in Sedona such as yoga, guided meditation and scenic hikes. The trout farm is a great place to visit with younger kids and Slide Rock is fantastic for bigger kids and the whole family.
Please Note: Oak Creek Canyon is extrememly popular. Visitors MUST be considerate of the environment when recreating in this area. DO NOT LEAVE TRASH and use provided toilet facilities when available. Even consider bringing a trash bag with you to pick up other people's trash left behind when you recreate here. Teach your kids responsibility and enviromental stewardship by example. But really, seriously, please don't leave your trash and avoid bringing glass to the creek!