The park is named after the famous Slide Rock, a stretch of slippery creek bottom adjacent to the homestead. Visitors may slide down a 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 and the U.S. Forest Service. Together these areas have seen the making of many Hollywood movies such as “Broken Arrow” (1950) with James Stewart, “Drum Beat” (1954) with Alan Ladd and Charles Bronson, “Gun Fury” (1953) with Rock Hudson and Donna Reed, and a scene from “Angel and the Badman” (1946) with John Wayne.

On July 10, 1985, Arizona State Parks purchased the park property from the Arizona Parklands Foundation. The park was dedicated in October 1987, and accepted onto the National Register of Historic Places on December 23, 1991.

If you visit Slide Rock Park in the canyon, don’t forget to stop at our Slide Rock Market!  The market has snacks, prepared foods, ice cream, and gift items.

You can find the state park’s web site, with park hours and fees, as well as more pictures and videos, here.


A beautiful Fall day at Slide Rock Market, you can hang your hat on.... ... See MoreSee Less

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We are ready for the cooler weather and great hiking season ahead! ... See MoreSee Less

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Check out the cute children's sizes of newly arrived sweatshirts at Slide Rock Market! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Martin Family enjoyed the day at SRSP Fall Festival this weekend. The group gathered on the Market porch, visiting from New York and Wisconsin with ice cream, of course! ... See MoreSee Less

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We're ready for Fall Festival! Rootbeer floats, ice cream treats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sunblock, hats, books of local interest, snacks, cold drinks and of course, souvenirs! ... See MoreSee Less

Slide Rock State Park Fall festival is tomorrow, October 3rd from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It will kick off with a pre-event 8 a.m. bird walk with Dena Greenwood, bring your binoculars, we'll provide the bird list. Enjoy live western and bluegrass music with folk tales woven in beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bring a picnic and plan to spend the day enjoying a nice Autumn day in beautiful Oak Creek Canyon. Homestead demonstration fun with Blacksmith, Fiber spinners, natural fiber dying and cordage demonstrations, and a chance to enjoy the corn hole bean bag toss and take photos with the current Guinness world book record holder. Folks will be able to try their hand at cider pressing, Kids will be able to enjoy learning about making their family tree, make a paper bag cabin craft, apple stamping and face painting. All the activities will be by the historic apple packing shed where the historic apple polisher and sorter will also be demonstrated. We also have #2 apples for sale, and some apples available for picking. The apples are grown without pesticides, they are yummy especially for baking, but are not picture perfect. There will be mini applies, apple pie cookies and apple cider available for sale on the Market porch from Oak Creek Apple Company in cooperation with Slide Rock Market.

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