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Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona

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The Oak Creek Watershed Council members have dedicated themselves to protect and preserve the integrity of Oak Creek and the Canyon environment. Find out from them what you need to know when you visit, and how you can be part of the Canyon's legacy by helping to maintain its natural beauty.

Posted October 1, 2014
Most of Oak Creek Canyon to Reopen Oct. 1, 2014
Press Release PDF HERE
Closure Order Map HERE
Oak Creek Canyon Map HERE

Posted June 21, 2014
Details of the
Coconino National Forest closure in Oak Creek Canyon HERE.

Posted June 17, 2014
Oak Creek Canyon Switchbacks Reopen
The following information was provided by Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Drivers traveling between Sedona and Flagstaff received welcome news when the Arizona Department of Transportation lifted restrictions and opened the "switchbacks" section of State Route 89A to motorists, well ahead of schedule.
Read more HERE.

June 2014
Slide Fire Information
Learn more HERE.

Posted May 3, 2014
Midgley Bridge Overlook
New Vault Toilet

Public restroom facility being installed at tourist hot spot aims at E. coli mitigation.
Press Release HERE.

Posted September 21, 2012
The FINAL of the OCWIP is now available for download HERE.

Please...Keep Oak Creek Canyon Beautiful.
Be a Part of Oak Creek Canyon’s Legacy TODAY!

OCWC Public Service Announcement
by Stephen DeVol of sedona.biz (playlist).

Posted October 7, 2012
The Oak Creek Community Outreach Program's Clean Water Starts with Me! information campaign has been launched on the Oak Creek Watershed site. To learn more, click HERE.

Posted September 27, 2012
OCWC named Nonprofit Organization of 2012 by the Sedona Community Foundation.
News Release (PDF) HERE
Sedona.biz Announcement HERE

Oak Creek Canyon is a steep-walled, breathtaking, forested corridor between Sedona and Flagstaff in Coconino County, Arizona.

It is a primary recreational area enjoyed each year by thousands of visitors, therefore protocols, or outdoor ethics, are needed for its preservation.

The Arizona State Legislature designated Oak Creek as a Unique Water in 1991 because of its importance as a domestic water resource in the Verde Valley, among other criteria, so preventing pollution is critical.

Many Resorts, Campgrounds, Picnic Areas, Hiking Trails, and Slide Rock State Park are contiguous to the thirteen miles of trout-stocked Oak Creek and its West Fork, which can be easily accessed from scenic Highway 89A. For picnic areas in the Canyon, visit the Coconino National Forest site.

We invite you to experience the Canyon with a Leave No Trace outdoor ethics. As with all things natural, Oak Creek Canyon is also a fragile eco-system, a Watershed needing wise use in order to continue this legacy for generations to come -- YOUR future generations.

Development of this web site was funded by a grant from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Oak Creek Canyon water base

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