Description

Looking to get away from the RV busyness at other campgrounds in Coconino National Forest? No problem—Manzanita Campground has got you covered. This tent-only spot offers rustic and cozy camping just a short drive from Sedona. Located right on Oak Creek, you’ve got fishing, hiking and biking right at your fingertips. The perfect basecamp to explore the rest of Coconino!
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
No. of sites
19
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Manzanita Campground.

Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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The vibe at Manzanita Campground

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Hipcamper Brett
Brett J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 13th, 2016

A nearly hidden turn off about 10 minutes north of Sedona.

Crickets nearly drown out the sound of the water flowing down Oak Creek.

Incredibly lush and well shaded, very welcome after travelling through the AZ and CA deserts most of the day.

Berry bushes line the creek and small trail that lead to a rock outcropping above a nearby swimming hole.

No RVs, no generators, simple pit toilets. Everything is clean and well maintained. Firewood is available onsite for about 7 bucks per bundle.

Located halfway between Sedona and Slide Rock, there are plenty of options on how to spend your day. Or just relax in a hammock next to the creek.

This was a real gem to find, and I look very forward to returning to Manzanita.

Morning coffee and contemplation on Oak Creek.Site 10, at the South end of the campground.
Hipcamper Melinda
Melinda H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 7th, 2017

This campground was such a good basecamp for a couple of days of adventuring in Sedona. It's super small... only 20 sites or so. Half are reservation, and from what we can tell, they get booked pretty far in advance. We snagged the last of the first come sites when we arrived. The hosts, Brian and Moon, are the best. Brian makes a point to chat with everyone staying there, knows when you are leaving, and makes sure that you have everything you need. Campsites are all raked and cleaned up as soon as you leave. The bathrooms were the cleanest pit toilets I have ever seen. If you wander down past the hosts a bit, there is a great swimming hole to cool off in after a dusty mountain bike ride.

The creek that runs along the campground. So beautiful and you can't beat falling asleep to the sound of a babbling brook. Perfect swimming hole just downstream... If you don't mind freezing a bit :).
Hipcamper Nicholas
Nicholas T.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2017

Try to get a spot close to the water to listen to the water of the creek - helps those ZZZZ's

Hipcamper Terry
Terry G.
recommends this listing.
January 9th, 2018

Great campground along Oak Creek. Reservations are needed pretty much all year. The campground is along 89A a pretty busy road with traffic between Sedona and Flagstaff. Great hikes across the road.

Just across 89A is a great hike with amazing views of the southwest rock formationsJust across 89A is a great hike with amazing views of the southwest rock formations
Hipcamper Valerie M.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2018
Hipcamper Caitlin D.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2018
Hipcamper Deniz A.
recommends this listing.
February 1st, 2018
Hipcamper Tori S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 12th, 2017
Hipcamper Coozie C.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Rachelle S.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Daniel J.
recommends this listing.
February 2nd, 2017
Park
Coconino National Forest
State
Arizona
Phone Number
(928) 527-3600
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
34.927° N, 111.734° W
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 19 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)