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Crescent Moon Picnic Site

Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
+1 928-203-2900
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Very Family Oriented Picnic Area

I arrived there very early in the AM on a Saturday in May. Maybe within a couple of hours after... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Granite Falls, Washington
Chilling in the creek and good for a small hike

In stead of hiking up and down Cathedral Rock we opted for a visit to this Picnic site. For $10 you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard V
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Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
+1 928-203-2900
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I arrived there very early in the AM on a Saturday in May. Maybe within a couple of hours after the gates opened, the park was filled (parking spaces filled). The congestion int he park is regulated by the number of parking spaces. Crescent Moon...More

Thank J R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In stead of hiking up and down Cathedral Rock we opted for a visit to this Picnic site. For $10 you can park your car all day and make use of their facilities. (Rest Room, Water Fountain etc). From this location you can take a...More

1  Thank Richard V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited after spring break rush in the middle of the week. Plenty of parking. Walked along the creek and enjoyed several scenic views of the creek and red rocks in the background. Had a picnic lunch at one of many shaded tables available. Toilets available...More

1  Thank annarlw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this trail on our first day in Sedona. We planned 4 days of hiking, and we knew we wanted to see Buddha Beach. This trail is very easy and a beautiful walk. You pay $10 per car to enter the site, but you...More

1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect for families with young children. Adequate parking, good restrooms, easy paved walk, then easy unpaved path along the creek, and beautiful views. A great area of the creek towards the end of the path at the vortex that is a shallow, slower-flowing wading spot....More

1  Thank janiewoods
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We were looking for a late afternoon easy hike and found exactly that at Crescent Moon Picnic Site. The first part of the trail is paved. As you approach the water, the path becomes packed dirt, but still very easy to navigate. The views strolling...More

1  Thank patmish
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went here for a nice little hike. The hike is easy and goes along the creek. You can plan to stay and have a picnic and play in the water. Walk up the creek a bit to flat red rocks and...More

1  Thank Shelbee H
Reviewed 16 April 2017

For $10 you can have a lovely picnic site, walk along the creek to "Buddha's Beach" where people have left innumerable piles of stones along the ledges and end up with a great view of cathedral rock.

Thank Catbird28
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Pick up or pack a lunch to go from town. We found this place on a whim. We were hesitant to pay $10 entry to have a picnic... but the walk down to the creek for the views was worth all that and more. It's...More

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Went with a group of friends to hike along the creek and just enjoy this very nice park. We did not picnic here but it would be an excellent spot to do so. Walking along the creek is easy and enjoyable. Plenty of spots to...More

Thank ljtraveler_11
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weird question. we have a group of star wars costumers and friends who would love to shoot with the scenery there. would it be ok to do that? They are not at all professional shoots. no money is being made by any party and it is purely for fun.
21 December 2016|
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Response from Warren M | Property representative |
As the operator, I think it's awesome. However, we also have to consider the US Forest Service and their rules. While commercial photography requires a permit from the US Forest Service, my understanding is that... More
Does it cost to get in? And park? If so, how much?
17 June 2016|
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Response from Brodave99 | Reviewed this property |
It's $10 to get in and park. The Red Rocks pass, which works for the other parking lots adjacent to scenic places in Sedona, doesn't work there, because management of that park is subbed out to a private company. But it's... More
Wondering whether to bring fly rod in Mid January
11 December 2015|
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Response from Anne32825 | Reviewed this property |
I've been there many many times and I've never noticed anyone fishing, much less catching anything there. I'm thinking you could contact the visitor center to get the best answer though! They are so helpful! 800-288-7336