Oak Creek Canyon is a steep-walled, breathtaking, forested corridor between Sedona and Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona.
It is a primary recreational area enjoyed each year by thousands of visitors, therefore protocols, or outdoor ethics, are needed for its preservation.
The Arizona State Legislature designated Oak Creek as a Unique Water in 1991 because of its importance as a domestic water resource in the Verde Valley, among other criteria, so preventing pollution is critical.
Many Resorts, Campgrounds, Picnic Areas, Hiking Trails, and Slide Rock State Park are contiguous to the thirteen miles of trout-stocked Oak Creek and its West Fork, which can be easily accessed from scenic Highway 89A. For picnic areas in the Canyon, visit the Coconino National Forest site.
We invite you to experience the Canyon with a Leave No Trace outdoor ethics. As with all things natural, Oak Creek Canyon is also a fragile eco-system, a Watershed needing wise use in order to continue this legacy for generations to come -- YOUR future generations.