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.

Snow
Thursday 02/21 90%
High 34° / Low 30°
Snow
Periods of snow. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 90%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Snow
Friday 02/22 80%
High 34° / Low 20°
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Snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. Temps nearly steady in the low to mid 30s. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 80%. Snow accumulating 1 to 3 inches.
Clear
Saturday 02/23 0%
High 39° / Low 26°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 39F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/24 0%
High 46° / Low 28°
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 46F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Monday 02/25 0%
High 48° / Low 30°
Clear
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 48F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 02/26 0%
High 52° / Low 36°
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Sunny skies. High 52F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

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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Justin is an IT Professional, focused on cloud, mobile, and infrastructure management and security with his consulting business, as well as chief bottle washer for this website. In addition to NextCampsite.com, Justin also runs and writes for the technology infrastructure-focused blog OddJobsInTech.com, and the mobile device-focused blog EnterpriseMobileDevice.com.

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