Manzanita Campground is the smallest of the three popular National Forest campgrounds in Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon and is the closest to the town of Sedona. There are 18 tent-only campsites at Manzanita Campground, 7 of which are first-come, first-served. Getting a campsite here either on a reservation or by showing up is pretty tough.
There is a vault toilet and drinking water on site as well. The campground is open year round.
Manzanita Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||18 Campsites|
|Use Level:||Very High|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilet available|
|RV/Trailer Length:||RVs & Trailers not allowed.|
|Cell Phone Service:||Yes|
|Operating Season:||Campground Open all year.|
|Nearest City/Town:||Sedona, Arizona|
|Location:||Coconino County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||6 Miles|
Take State Route 89A for 6 miles north. Manzanita Campground is on your left.
|Web:||Coconino National Forest|
When To Go
Late Fall – It is super hard to get a campsite at Manzanita Campground. Your best bet is to go in the offseason, like late fall or even into winter.
Saturday 08/19 0%
High 93° / Low 68°
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the upper 60s.
Sunday 08/20 20%
High 88° / Low 66°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 08/21 20%
High 84° / Low 66°
Sunny along with a few clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 84F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 08/22 20%
High 89° / Low 66°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 89F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 08/23 20%
High 88° / Low 66°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 88F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Thursday 08/24 20%
High 86° / Low 65°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 86F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Be Sure to Bring
What To Do
Hiking – There a couple nearby trails at Manzanita.
- North Wilson Trail is pretty decent hike that heads up to the top of Wilson Mountain.
- Sterling Pass Trail leads into Sterling Canyon and is less strenuous than North Wilson Trail.
Fishing – Trout fishing in Oak Creek is a popular activity.
Grasshopper Point – This is a great alternative to Slide Rock for playing in the water. Located about 10 miles south of Pine Flat, it is a more relaxing swimming spot with hiking trails along the creek.