Camping in Sedona

Sedona, Arizona camping and RV parks let you spend a few nights under the Sedona night sky, or make Sedona a favorite stop on a cross-country trip in your RV. It's also a great way to save money in your travel budget, with campsites ranging from just $16 to under $50 per night in most places. Let the kids enjoy gooey s'mores, share a campfire, and tell ghost stories, (even look for UFOs)! Enjoy a little stargazing, fishing, and hiking or just relax and take in the scenery. You'll find Sedona Arizona camping and RV parks offer a wide range of amenities in a variety of settings from dispersed camping to RV parks with hookups, showers, restrooms, laundry, swimming, and more.

Offical campgrounds are typically open during the months of April-October, which means a camp host is there to collect campsite payment as well as maintain the restroom facilities and drinking water supply. Once the campground is "closed", dispersed camping and RV resorts are the most reliable option for camping off-season.

The Fall season is actually one of the most beautiful times of the year to go camping in Sedona, especially in the Oak Creek Canyon area along Highway 89A. This is the spot to watch leave change colors. The brilliant reds and golden yellows of the leaves along Oak Creek will not disappoint! The weather is cool in the mornings and evenings, but just perfectly comfortable for fishing and enjoying being outside.

What to Expect When Camping in Sedona

Camping in Sedona is a dreamy weekend vacation idea. But you'll find that it's not very easy to camp here, especially during the warmer months.

Most of the official campsites are situated along Highway 89A, north of Sedona on the way towards Flagstaff. Oak Creek runs down this corridor and inarguably offers the coolest temperatures to camp in during the hot, summer months. The creek is great to go swimming and fishing in, and the oak trees and surrounding flora is lush offering shade and refuge from the heat. These campgrounds are well-managed with toilets, water, picnic tables, and fire rings. However, they are shaded by trees and canyon walls and prohibit the expansive, iconic, red rock views of Sedona. If you choose to stay at an official campsite, try to reserve it as soon as possible as they are popular and well-worth experiencing.

Dispersed Camping is free camping in Sedona, which is available mostly in West Sedona. It can be quite a drive the further you have to drive back in order to find a quiet spot, but these campsites do offer expansive views of Sedona's famous red rocks. There are no amenities out here; no toilets, no water, and no overnight fees - and you MUST follow Leave No Trace rules. But even dispersed camping has been quite popular over the last few years and you might have to drive miles on the red dirt to find an available spot to camp for the night. The cooler the weather gets, the more campsites become available in Sedona. But don't be surprised if you can't find a campsite right away.

There are eight designated dispersed camping areas. These areas are comprised of nearly 36 acres that accommodate about 10-35 campsites in each area, totaling 150-200 campsites—depending on the size of the vehicle, trailer, or RV.

The designated areas are accessed via state Route 89A, with five of those areas located along the popular access Forest Road 525, while two others are located along FR 89B, and the final area on FR 9570A. Each site operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bivying and van camping is not so easy in these parts. Much of Sedona is either privately owned and it's not legal to overnight camp at most trailheads, parking lots, nor on the side of dirt roads. If you're driving up from Phoenix, consider staying east of 1-17 at the Sedona exit or further south of Sedona to van camp (Verde Valley area). If you're coming from the north, Flagstaff is much kinder to van life and has plenty of places in the forest to post up. We suggest you just camp in Flagstaff and take day trips to Sedona as it's only about 30 miles away. If you want to stay in lower elevation, then east of 1-17 is the way to go. Definitely DO NOT poach in the city of Sedona unless you really know the rules of where you are staying. There are a few local spots that are still legal, but these are held onto tightly since there are very few of them left. If you really want to know about these spots, contact your fellow dirtbag/vanlifer. ;)

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There are a limited number of tent campsites available just outside of Sedona city limits. Look for tent sites manage by U.S. Forest Service or privately-owned RV campgrounds like Lo Lo Mai in Page Springs and Rio Verde in Cottonwood. For campsite information, we recommend you view locations, prices, availability, and make campsites reservations at Recreation.gov

Sedona Campgrounds

  • Chavez Crossing Group Campground Rustic tree-shaded sites for tents, small RVs and trailers on a creek with toilets & picnic tables.
  • Manzanita Campground These 18 creekside campsites near a swimming hole & hiking trails offer fire pits with grates.
  • Cave Springs Campground Creekside campground in a wooded canyon with RV/trailer/tent sites, BBQ grills, restrooms & showers.
  • Pine Flat Campground Campground in a pine forest offering outdoor activities like swimming, hiking & trout fishing.
  • Cescent Moon Ranch Cabin Ranch house & cabins in a serene natural setting surrounded by red-rock cliffs & streams.

RV PARKS & CAMPGROUNDS NEAR SEDONA

Zane Grey RV Park (55+ park) - Verde Valley

A Beautiful Northern Arizona RV Park and Cabin Rental resort near Sedona and the Red Rock attractions. Comfortable RV camping sites on West Clear Creek in Camp Verde, Arizona. The location is unique, with a creek-side path and lots of shade. Our friendly staff will make your stay comfortab
A Beautiful Northern Arizona RV Park and Cabin Rental resort near Sedona and the Red Rock attractions. Comfortable RV camping sites on West Clear Creek in Camp Verde, Arizona. The location is unique, with a creek-side path and lots of shade. Our friendly staff will make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Zane Grey RV Village is open year round to meet your Arizona vacation needs in any season.Zane Grey RV Village is really quite beautiful!A premiere RV park in the Red Rock region of Arizona.

Munds Park RV Resort

Stay for a day or stay for the season. Take day trips to explore the iconic Grand Canyon or see Sedona’s stunning sunsets! Enjoy over 30 local ATV & Hiking trails, two dog parks, onsite pool, heated spa, live events, fully stocked general store and MORE! Embark on a journey of relaxation a
Stay for a day or stay for the season. Take day trips to explore the iconic Grand Canyon or see Sedona’s stunning sunsets! Enjoy over 30 local ATV & Hiking trails, two dog parks, onsite pool, heated spa, live events, fully stocked general store and MORE! Embark on a journey of relaxation and adventure, where the charm of the outdoors meets the comfort of modern amenities. Authentic discoveries & unforgettable experiences only at Munds Park RV Resort.

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