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Crescent Moon Picnic Site

Address: Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
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Ranked #54 of 117 things to do in Sedona
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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Lakeland, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The views are spetacular! Parking there is easy but make sure to bring cash to pay to get in. There was an old lady at the gate and she was very rude to us when we asked her if we could pay with our debit/credit cards. There aren't much to do there but the views from there are beautiful!

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San Diego
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

1. Crescent Moon Picnic Area is one of three ways to get a great reflection photo of Cathedral Rock. You do have to pay $10 (even on Christmas Day). To get to the photo spot, take the paved trail to the right of the parking area; you need to be walking towards the few houses that you can see across... More 

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Camarillo, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is an easy hike, we paid the $10 fee to park in the parking lot, although it's not a far walk to the creek if you prefer to save $10 and park outside of the entrance. There really are beautiful views of Cathedral Rock and great photo ops. I thought the stacked rocks were pretty cool. It was too... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We knew of the $10 fee in advance. We went ahead with our visit because we know it costs money to maintain the facilities. Unfortunately, we could not use the bathrooms on site because our stomachs were not strong enough. And we are campers and have used many composting toilets. So we were disappointed.

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32 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Not much here. Surprised people love it. Did not find much to see. At all. Least favorite stop in Sedona we did in 3 days. Waste of $10. Really surprised some said better than red rock state park, which we did not make it to... But guess we did not miss anything there.

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Nice place to cool of in creek after a good hike. Great spot for families and picnics. Great views and pet friendly.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This well maintained state park has a large picnic area and a couple of unguarded swimming holes on the Oak Creek, a fairly cold stream. Stroll around, follow the paths, and you get some really nice photos of the surrounding red rocks. Highly recommended as a short and easy place to hike. Cost $10 to get in, with a map... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not a great place to go right now because of the fires. The water is muddy. It is a great place for a picnic and playing in the creek and hiking to see views of Cathedral Rock.

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172 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You have seen the many photos of Cathedral Rock reflected in Oak Creek ... this is the photo spot but it will cost you $10 to enter the park. Grab your camera and swim trunks ... you can jump in the watering hole, slide down slick rock, take photos, and build a cairn in the vortex area. RECOMMEND: ask a... More 

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Laveen, Arizona
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Loved the area, great hike by water. Lots of opportunities to walk and swim in the creek. It wasn't much of a secret so recommend going earlier in the morning to make sure you find a parking spot. Otherwise great to go to either as a couple, family or by yourself.

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