Pine Flat Campground – Oak Creek

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Pine Flat Campsite
Pine Flat Campsite

reservationsLocated at the upper end of scenic Oak Creek, Pine Flat Campground offers 58 campsites and can fit trailers up to 32′. Surrounded by Ponderosa pines, Pine Flat is bordered on the west by Oak Creek. Be sure to arrive early and during the week as campgrounds in Oak Creek fill quickly.  There is a nice trail that climbs the east rim of the canyon that offers wonderful views of Oak Creek. Showers are not available at the campground, but you can head down to Cave Springs campgrounds about a mile south for a refreshing shower. If you have forgotten anything, you can check out the well stocked general store at Cave Springs.

Although the fishing at Pine Flat does not rival other campgrounds in Oak Creek, some smaller natural rainbow trout may be caught in the headwaters north of the campground. Arizona Game and Fish Department regularly stocks pan size rainbow trout in the creek around Pine Flat.

Just north of Pine flat as you climb the switchbacks out of the canyon there is an Indian trading post that overlooks the north rim of the canyon.
No radios or amplified devices are allowed at Pine Flat.

Nearby Swimming Holes

Bootlegger

Bootlegger is a small day use area just a few miles south of the campground. You will need a Red Rocks Pass to park in one of the units which can be purchased at the kiosk in the parking area near the restrooms.  Head south down the stairs then scramble down to a nice pool that is perfect for smaller children.

Slide Rock State Park

Slide Rock State Park
Slide Rock State Park

Cave Springs is located just a few miles north of Slide Rock State Park, a great place to have a picnic and enjoy the scenery. A natural slide formed by the creek lets you slide down on the slippery rocks for hours of fun. No glass containers or pets are allowed in Slide Rock State Park. Slide Rock was named one of Life Magazines top 10 swimming holes.

Grasshopper Point

Further south check out Grasshopper Point.  This is a smaller less crowded swimming hole than Slide Rock, and the crowd is limited to the number of parking spaces provided.  There is plenty of shade and the main swimming hole has some fantastic cliff jumping. Check out Grasshopper Point on Arizona’s Best Swimming Holes.

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Directions

From Sedona travel North on 89A 13 miles to Pine Flat campground.
From Flagstaff travel 14 miles south on 89A to the campground.

Nearby Hiking

Click for a map of trails in the Red Rocks Ranger District

General Notes

  • Elevation 5600′
  • Season May – September (weather dependant)
  • Stay Limit – 7 days
  • Campsites 58
  • Trailer Limit – 32′
  • Access – Paved
  • Potable Water – Yes
  • RV Waste Disposal – No
  • Utility Hookups – No
  • Restrooms – Vault
  • Showers available at Cave Springs Campground
  • Campsite tables, grills and fire rings
  • Coconino National Forest – Red Rocks Ranger District (928) 203-2900
  • Fishing Supplies – Cave Springs Campground General Store
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • No horses allowed in the campground.
  • Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
  • Quiet hours 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. (running generators not permitted during quiet hours)