Slide Rock State Park

Written by Stacy Chbosky
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The 43-acre Slide Rock State Park was once an apple orchard. The former owner, Frank L. Pendley, made the property his own in 1910, as part of the Homestead Act. The first orchard was planted in 1912. Arizona State Parks bought the property in 1985, dedicating it two years later in 1987.

Slide Rock State Park and Hollywood!

You may have already seen Slide Rock State Park, even if you've never visited Sedona, Arizona. That's because Slide Rock State Park has been featured in many Hollywood films. Stars like John Wayne, Charles Bronson, Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and James Stewart have all made films in this remarkable spot.

Today, you can visit this amazing park to enjoy hiking, fishing, swimming, picnics, barbecues, and volleyball. Slide Rock is part of what has made Sedona such an internationally famous location for vacation. Sedona is one of the most delightful holiday spots in the U.S., in part because of the greenery, flowing waters, and brilliant Red Rocks of this state park.

Check information about each state park before arriving there. Some charge fees for entering and some do not; some offer camping and some do not, and so on. Do yourself a favor and check the park's official website before visiting. You never know when part of a park is going to be closed for filming or renovating, so check first.


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