Surprise Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ

Surprise 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.

Windmill Designated Camping Area

Windmill Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ Crowding seems to be a recurring issue, with some reviewers noting the Forest Service’s increased enforcement on dispersed camping in Sedona, leading to crowded group lots throughout the forest. One visitor emphasizes the challenges of finding a spot due to the high demand, despite the ample open space in ... Read more

Schnebly Hill Road

Schnebly Hill Road, Coconino National Forest Coconino National Forest remains high on every boondocker’s list of favorite forests, mostly due to the cooler weather in summer, the shade of tall mountain pines, and the dozens of hiking trails offering grand views of red rock canyons. Schnebly Hill Road happens to be one of the more ... Read more

Rockview Designated Camping Area

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 ... Read more

Pumphouse Wash Campground

Pumphouse Wash Campground, Sedona, AZ When Does it Open: The campground is seasonal, generally opening up around May after the roads dry out, and closing after the first snow fall. Crowdedness: During the warmer part of the year, the campground will fill up quickly. It’s best to arrive during the week, sometime before 5:00pm to ... Read more

Nolan Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ

Nolan Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ Crowdedness: Opinions on crowd levels differ. Some campers find Nolan less congested, with a dozen or so campers allowing them to find decent sites with views. However, others express concerns about increased crowding, describing it as crowded and lacking privacy, particularly for larger RVs. Noise Levels: The general consensus is that ... Read more

Javelina Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ

Javelina Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ Javelina Designated Camping Area, situated west of Sedona, AZ, within Coconino National Forest, offers a mixed camping experience. The campground seems to draw a steady crowd, requiring you to get here early to secure a site. Despite the popularity, spaces appear to be relatively plentiful, though there are reports ... Read more

Greasy Spoon Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ

Greasy Spoon Designated Camping Area, Sedona, AZ Crowdedness: The campground’s popularity is evident, with reports of high occupancy levels. Some visitors found the area to be busy, though it tends to vary from mid-week to weekend. The road leading to the campground, FR-525, can be congested, and campers should be prepared for a competitive environment. Noise ... Read more

Forest Road 689, Oak Creek, AZ

Forest Road 689, Oak Creek, AZ Crowd Density: Forest Road 689, starting from Exit 298 at the south end to Exit 306 at the north end is often crowded due to Coconino NF officials having shut down all dispersed camping in and around Sedona and Oak Creek. Arriving in the evening may leave you without any ... Read more

Forest Road 120A, Oak Creek, AZ

Forest Road 120A, Oak Creek, AZ Forest Road 120A, is located within Coconino National Forest, about 5 miles from Oak Creek, AZ. It’s a dirt road that winds through scrub and chaparral. It runs about 1 mile north, becoming increasingly bumpy and rutted, requiring 4WD and high clearance vehicles. The few sites closest to Beaver ... Read more