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 hundreds of thousands of visitors, therefore protocols, or outdoor ethics, are needed for its preservation.
Many Regional Links, and Slide Rock State Park are contiguous to the many miles of trout-stocked Oak Creek and its West Fork, which can be easily accessed from scenic Highway 89A in Oak Creek Canyon. For picnic areas visit the Coconino National Forest site.
Keeping Oak Creek Clean and Healthy
The Oak Creek Watershed Council is committed to preserving the integrity of Oak Creek and recognizes that its stewardship must be a part of the watershed community culture. To this end, residents and visitors to Oak Creek are urged to follow the protocols that are expected of them in its use.
The state Legislature has designated Oak Creek as an Outstanding Arizona Water (OAW) because of its importance as a domestic water resource in the Verde Valley, among other criteria, so preventing pollution is critical.
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.
Clean Water Starts with ME!
The objective of the Oak Creek Community Outreach Program (OCCOP) is to raise the awareness level, particularly of those living or recreating in the proximity of Oak Creek, regarding the consequences to littering and pollution, as well as changing the outdoor behavior of all visitors to Oak Creek. Learn How you can be part of this effort to preserve our Watershed for generations to come? Learn more HERE.
Our Flickr Photostream for some beautiful photos in the Oak Creek Watershed: