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.


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Ben and Jerry have been here. We're ready for the weekend now. We also sell water shoes, towels, sunscreen, snacks and more to make your visit more enjoyable, Yes, even Ben and Jerry's!

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