Rockview Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ

Coconino National Forest

Free Camping near Sedona, AZ

Rockview Designated Camping Area is one of the eight (8) official campgrounds created by Coconino National Forest for campers who want to stay close to Sedona. All camping close to the town of Sedona is restricted to one of these eight designated dispersed camping areas as a result of Forest Order 03-04-06-22-25. These eight designated camping areas are small, accommodating anywhere from 4 to 12 campsites. There are no reservations, it’s first come, first serve.

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Coconino National Forest, Red Rock Ranger District

Red Rock Ranger District:
Tel: (928) 203-2900


GPS: 34.80585, -111.91175
Reservations: none
Camping Fee: none
Maximum Stay: 14 days
Amenities: none


Forest Order 03-04-06-22-25, Establishes the eight (8) designated camping areas near Sedona, January 24, 2023
Forest Order 03-04-06-23-03, That bans camping near Sedona, AZ, January 24, 2023
Red Rock Ranger District Recreation Guide, Published by USFS, March 2020

Rockview Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ

The sloped terrain of Rockview can present some challenges in leveling your rig, while the low availability of spaces can cause you to look elsewhere. Some campers have mentioned challenges with mud during rainy periods, emphasizing the need for caution. Despite the potential road difficulties, the dispersed camping spots are described as abundant, providing open and beautiful views, particularly of Sedona and Mingus Peak.

Crowd levels at Rockview Designated Camping Area seem to fluctuate. While one review noted a crowded atmosphere with long-term occupants, another highlighted a less crowded experience with only a few other campers, providing a sense of tranquility. Noise levels are generally reported as low, except for one reviewer who mentioned occasional target practice noise but found the overall ambiance quiet and peaceful.

Cellular phone signal strength varies, with mixed reports. Verizon and T-Mobile are mentioned as offering decent service, but there are occasional complaints about spotty signals.

Cleanliness of the campground is somewhat ambiguous. While some reviews don’t mention any issues, others warn of potential trash or mud challenges, especially during rainy weather. It’s advisable to exercise caution with pets, considering the presence of desert critters.

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