If you love a good waterpark as much as we do, but not a fan of long lines, we have just the place for you. Slide Rock State Park in Arizona is a system of natural slides formed by rushing waters, perfect for the inner kid in us all. You can play on these epic natural shoots all day, and you don't need one of those mats that always falls out from under you anyways.

Nature has an excellent way of creating fun; we didn't even realize we were missing, and this spot is no exception.

Slide Rock State Park in Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona, boasts 80 feet of natural waterslides. The smooth surfaces of the rocks are covered with algae, offering a natural alternative to slippery surfaces.

The rushing water gives you the momentum to whisk down the shoots, creating the ultimate rush, minus those nasty slide burns.

You can also choose to simply swim around the water, while hiking trails throughout the area are perfect for exploring.

Entry ranges from $10 - $30 (per car) depending on the time of year and what day you choose to visit.

The park is open year-round, but with altered hours during winter and summer seasons.

Since the area is only 15 minutes from Sedona, you can enjoy gorgeous red rocks mixed in through the stunning desert scenery.

What could be better than flying down natural waterslides through clear waters during an afternoon in the desert?

The park has even been featured on the Travel Channel's Top Swimming Holes segment as well!

If you didn't take our word for it, now you know it's worth venturing out for a day.

The chutes vary from four feet to two and a half in width, plenty of room to play in the refreshing 'rapids' that guide you down.

If you've been longing to let your inner kid out to play, this park is the perfect spot for a little nostalgia and a lot of fun.

Slide Rock State Park

Price: $10 - $30 

Address: 6871 N. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ

Why You Need To Go: You can play all day in these natural waterslides and refreshing pools.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a site, respect the environment.

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