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 and truck campers
19 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Horseback riding
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Manzanita Campground.

Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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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 Cassidy
Cassidy B.
recommends this listing.
May 14th, 2019

Take a dip down in Oak Creek located right beside the campground.

Hipcamper Lorenzo
Lorenzo G.
recommends this listing.
November 6th, 2020

Just came back from a three day camping trip and my wife and I stayed at Manzanita. It was one of the best campsites we've visited. Dennis, one of the camp hosts, was available and friendly, and made us feel at home. This is a tent-only campsite and it gave the campgrounds a cozier vibe. We reserved Site 18, and we had a lot of space to move around and we were very close to the creek. There is drinking water available from a pump and although the vault toilets are a bit smelly, I saw Dennis and crew cleaning the restrooms frequently. Lots of people there, but thankfully everyone was really kind and everyone was following distancing measures and wearing masks when appropriate. All-in-all, it was amazing and we would definitely return!

The view to the east in the morning.Roasting marshmallows.Using the camp grill/fire pit to cook some breakfast!The creek is less than one minute away from the site!
Hipcamper Caitlin D.
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July 26th, 2018
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January 4th, 2019
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February 1st, 2018
Hipcamper Tori S.
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July 12th, 2017
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July 7th, 2017
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June 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Daniel J.
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February 2nd, 2017
Coconino National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(928) 527-3600
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34.927° N, 111.734° W
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Tent / Van: 19 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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