Arizona August 08, 2019
The Natural Waterpark In Arizona That’s The Perfect Place To Spend A Summer’s Day
Mother Nature has blessed Arizona with a lot of incredible things: the nation’s largest canyon, awe-inspiring waterfalls, and…a natural water park? That’s right! Slide Rock State Park in Sedona boasts a water slide that formed all by itself – absolutely no human intervention. It’s the perfect end-of-summer family adventure!
Nestled in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon, Slide Rock State Park is a 43-acre historic apple farm dating back to the Homestead Act in 1910.
It was one of the area's first tourist attractions, with rustic cabins and the namesake slide drawing visitors from all corners of the state.
Sedona's characteristic red rocks tower on either side of Oak Creek, allowing for its swift flow through the narrow canyon.
This geological phenomenon is what creates the slide; an 80-foot-long natural wonder that puts any water park ride to shame.
First, you'll climb a set of natural stairs carved from the rock walls themselves.
This leads to where the slide takes off from, much like steps leading to a diving board.
Upon reaching the slide, you'll be greeted by dozens of other visitors soaring down its gradual yet exhilarating decline.
Algae coats the sandstone floor, providing enough lubrication for riders to slip along without an inner tube.
Get ready to make a big splash!
The slide dumps riders into a giant pool, sending an invigorating rush of freshwater shooting up into the air.
For those looking to extend their stay overnight, a variety of cabins sleep up to six people.
for more information and to book your stay.
Address: 6871 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
Park Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
Visit the park’s
website or Facebook page for more information.
Have you ever been to Slide Rock State Park? If so, let us know how much fun it was! Check out our previous article for some man-made water parks to finish summer strong:
10 Epic Waterparks In Arizona To Take Your Summer To A Whole New Level.