The Slide Rock swim area, which has been shut down since the Slide Fire earlier this summer is set to reopen at 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 20.
The Arizona State Parks Department and the Coconino National Forest have agreed to a plan which will allow the natural rock slide and swimming pools below Slide Rock State Park to reopen.
The swim area will remain open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day. Individuals, families and tour groups are invited to to utilize the State Park with its ramadas, historic facilities and red rock views, and especially the swimming areas and the exciting natural slide down Oak Creek that the park is known for.
One of the park’s missions is to provide recreational opportunities for visitors to enhance local economies. The park lost 200,000 visitors this summer and that has had a negative economic impact on the Sedona area.
Slide Rock State Park is located just 7 miles north of Sedona on State Route 89A in Oak Creek Canyon and is one of the most popular state parks in Arizona.