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Slide Rock

State Park - Arizona

Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the land under the Homestead Act in 1910. Due to his pioneering innovation, he succeeded where others failed by establishing a unique irrigation system still in use by the park today. This allowed Pendley to plant his first apple orchard in 1912, beginning the pattern of agricultural development that has dominated the site since that time. Pendley also grew garden produce and kept some livestock. As one of the few homesteads left intact in the canyon today, Slide Rock State Park is a fine example of early agricultural development in Central Arizona. The site was also instrumental to the development of the tourism industry in Oak Creek Canyon. The completion of the canyon road in 1914 and the paving of the roadway in 1938 were strong influences in encouraging recreational use of the canyon. Hence, Pendley followed suit and in 1933, built rustic cabins to cater to vacationers and sightseers.

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Four Wheel Drive and Off-Highway Vehicle Routes around Sedona in Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Sedona - OHV Trails

Four Wheel Drive and Off-Highway Vehicle Routes around Sedona in Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Recreation Map of Red Rock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Red Rock - Recreation Map

Recreation Map of Red Rock Ranger District in Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Official visitor map of Montezuma Castle National Monument (NM) in Arizona. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Montezuma Castle - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Montezuma Castle National Monument (NM) in Arizona. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVTM) of the Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Coconino MVTM - 2021

Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVTM) of the Coconino National Forest (NF) in Arizona. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the North Half of Coconino National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Coconino MVUM - North 2020

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the North Half of Coconino National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for Winter travel in Coconino National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Coconino MVUM - Winter 2017

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for Winter travel in Coconino National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the South Half of Coconino National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Coconino MVUM - South 2020

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of the South Half of Coconino National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Coconino County Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).AZ Surface Management Responsibility - Coconino County

Coconino County Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Statewide Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).AZ Surface Management Responsibility - Arizona State

Statewide Map of Arizona Surface Management Responsibility. Published by Arizona State Land Department and U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

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Brochure and Map of Slide Rock State Park (SP) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.Slide Rock - Brochure and Map

Brochure and Map of Slide Rock State Park (SP) in Arizona. Published by Arizona State Parks & Trails.

Slide Rock SP https://azstateparks.com/slide-rock https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slide_Rock_State_Park Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the land under the Homestead Act in 1910. Due to his pioneering innovation, he succeeded where others failed by establishing a unique irrigation system still in use by the park today. This allowed Pendley to plant his first apple orchard in 1912, beginning the pattern of agricultural development that has dominated the site since that time. Pendley also grew garden produce and kept some livestock. As one of the few homesteads left intact in the canyon today, Slide Rock State Park is a fine example of early agricultural development in Central Arizona. The site was also instrumental to the development of the tourism industry in Oak Creek Canyon. The completion of the canyon road in 1914 and the paving of the roadway in 1938 were strong influences in encouraging recreational use of the canyon. Hence, Pendley followed suit and in 1933, built rustic cabins to cater to vacationers and sightseers.
Nearby Parks Picnic Areas/Ramadas Park Rules If you’re having a great time here, don’t forget to visit one of the four nearby state parks in the area! Red Rock State Park (16 miles) The park is a 286-acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Trails throughout the park reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by native vegetation and hills of red rock. The creek meanders through the park, creating a habitat abundant with plants and wildlife. (928) 282-6907 Dead Horse Ranch State Park (27 miles) Nestled in the cool climate of Cottonwood, this park offers numerous recreational opportunities such as camping, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, and more. Cabins and access to the Verde River are also available. (928) 634-5283 Jerome State Historic Park (34 miles) This park reveals the story of the city of Jerome inside the historic Douglas Mansion. The museum features photographs, artifacts, and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines. (928) 634-5381 Fort Verde State Historic Park (35 miles) Experience living history and life through the eyes of a frontier soldier. The fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870s and 1880s. From 1865 – 1891, Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde, and Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts. (928) 567-3275 There are 25 open-air picnic areas that are great for small groups available near the entry station and parking lot on a first-come, firstserved basis. Two covered ramadas with picnic-bench seating may be reserved for group day use. Each ramada will hold about 50 people. Unfortunately, the park does not take ramada reservations between the Friday before Memorial Day and the end of Labor Day. Contact the park for reservations. General Rules • Do not litter! “Leave no trace” and pack out what you bring in, or use the trash receptacles provided in the park. • Drive your vehicle only on designated paved surfaces. Park only in designated parking areas. Do not park on the side of the road. • Stay on designated trails. Cutting trails degrades habitat and harms the landscape. • Do not use glass containers in the park. • All of our parks adhere to firearm and hunting regulations. Please familiarize yourself with this information. Fires • Keep fires in grills or designated state parks fire rings. Never leave fires unattended! • Only charcoal fires and propane fires are allowed in the park. • Do not gather firewood in the parks. Firewood is for sale in most park stores. • Fireworks are not permitted in state parks. • Be “fire smart” and check fire restrictions at azstateparks.com/fire-safety. Pets • Keep your pets on a maximum six-foot leash at all times. Pets must be attended at all times. • Pick up after your pet. • For additional information related to pets, visit our website or ask park staff. Additional Information • No amplified music in the swim area. The rules of this park are not limited to the rules listed above. Additional park rules may be found at azstateparks.com. Established 1957 Slide Rock State Park SLIDE ROCK Swimming 09/20 Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon, north of Sedona. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the land in 1910 under the Homestead Act. He succeeded where others failed by establishing a unique irrigation system, which is still partially in use by the park today. This allowed Pendley to plant his first apple orchard in 1912, beginning the pattern of agricultural development. The site was also instrumental to the development of the tourism industry in Oak Creek Canyon. The park is named after the famous Slide Rock, a stretch of slippery creek bottom adjacent to the homestead. Visitors may slide down the slick natural water chute or wade and sun along the creek. The swim area is located on National Forest land, which is jointly managed by Arizona State Parks & Trails and the U.S. Forest Service. Thank you for visiting! 6871 N. Highway 89A Sedona, AZ 86336 (928) 282-3034 | 1-877-MYPARKS azstateparks.com/slide-rock AZStateParks Like/Follow/Watch us on: 1-877-MYPARKS | azstateparks.com The Slide Rock swim area is approximately 0.5 miles of creek. There are multiple places to swim and wade, as well as the famous slide, an 80-foot slippery chute that is worn into sandstone. Please enjoy with caution. Rocks and creek beds are slippery when wet or icy. • NOTE: Entry into the park will not be permitted 1 hour before closing. The swim area closes a half–hour before closing. Trail Information Pendley Homestead Trail: This paved, level trail is suitable for all visitors and takes you through a portion of the historic Pendley Homestead of Slide Rock State Park. Features along the trail include some of the original apple orchards, the Pend

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