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.
Thursday 03/22 0%
High 76° / Low 50°
Mostly sunny early then becoming cloudy and windy this afternoon. High 76F. Winds SSW at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday 03/23 20%
High 67° / Low 46°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High 67F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 65° / Low 43°
Partly cloudy skies. High around 65F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 60° / Low 38°
Mainly sunny. High around 60F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Monday 03/26 0%
High 55° / Low 36°
Mostly sunny skies. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 03/27 20%
High 54° / Low 38°
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 54F. Winds E 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.