Pine Flat Campground is a popular summer camping spot located deep in Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon under the shade of tall pine trees. There are multiple activities around the campground. Oak Creek runs alongside the campground and offers fishing and there are several hiking trails in the area that lead to scenic vistas at the top of the canyon. Slide Rock State Park is also nearby and offers access to one of the best swimming holes and natural water recreation parks in the country.

There are 56 campsites at Pine Flat Campground with a fire ring and picnic table. There is a vault toilet and drinking water on site as well. The campground is open spring through fall.

Pine Flat Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 56 Campsites
Cost:
  • Single Campsite: $22 per night for a maximum of 8 people per campsite.
  • 2nd vehicle: $10 per vehicle, per night -space permitting
Use Level: Very High
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilet available
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: 32 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Yes
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground Open Spring – Late Fall
Other:

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates:

35.012417, -111.738583

Nearest City/Town: Oak Creek, Arizona
Elevation: 5545 Feet
Location: Coconino County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes
Proximity to Stores: 12 Miles
Directions:
From Sedona:

Take State Route 89A for 12 miles north. Pine Flat Campground can be found on both sides of the road.

 

Connect

Phone: 928-203-2900
Web: Coconino National Forest
Reservations: via Recreation.gov

When To Go

Spring and Late Fall – Pine Flat Campground is packed in the summertime. Early spring and late fall are the times to go. During peak season the campground will fill up pretty early on weekends and holidays. Your best bet to get a spot here is to go on a weekday to secure a weekend spot.

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/16 20%
High 50° / Low 42°
Partly Cloudy
Skies clearing overnight. Lows overnight in the low 40s.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/17 10%
High 61° / Low 44°
Partly Cloudy
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 61F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 65° / Low 46°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High near 65F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Friday 10/19 0%
High 66° / Low 49°
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 66F. Winds ENE at 10 to 20 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 10/20 40%
High 70° / Low 52°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High near 70F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 10/21 40%
High 68° / Low 52°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partial cloudiness early, with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 68F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Be Sure to Bring

What To Do

Hiking  – There is a trail next to the campground that leads to the top of the canyon and offers some scenic views, especially for sunrise & sunset.

Slide Rock State Park  – This natural water park is just up the road and is a great place to cool off in the summer. Be prepared for crowds though in the summer.

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.

 

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