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  • Manzanita Campground

    At this creekside campground you'll have a fishing hole for your back yard, and that's not all. Add spectacular scenery, clear water swimming holes, picturesque hiking trails and excellent wildlife watching, and it should come as no surprise that these pieces of recreational real estate are in high demand. 

    Now comes the bad news. This campground is small, so small that trailers and RV's are prohibited. So small that to get a campsite here you've got to be more than early, you've got to be lucky.

    The decor at Manzanita Campground is Arizona ash and box elders, gravel beaches and stream-bed boulders. The creek is regularly stocked with trout. Colorful songbirds add a flash of brilliance to the trees. Access is easy. The campground is just a few yards off US 89A and the pull-throughs are paved.

    Facilities

    • Camping: 18 single use tent sites. RVs, trailers, and motor homes are not permitted.
    • Picnic tables: All sites have tables, fire pits, and cooking grills.
    • Drinking water: For hand and dishwashing, not tank fill-up. No utility hookups.
    • Toilets: Vault-type toilets (barrier free).
    • Parking: Limit one vehicle per site.
    • Reservations: Several of the sites can be reserved on Recreation.gov.
    • Quiet hours: 10pm to 6am. Generators are not permitted during quiet hours.
    • No horses allowed in the campground.
    • OHV: Motorbikes and ATVs may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
    • 7 day stay limit.

    How to get there

    On US Highway 89A, drive 22 miles south from Flagstaff or 5.5 miles north from Sedona. The campground is located just off the paved highway.
    Manzanita Campground map
    Manzanita Campground map

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