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Crescent Moon Picnic Site

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Address: Red Rock Loop, Red Rock State Park, Sedona, AZ
Phone Number: 928-203-2900

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This is a hidden gem!

This place is a hidden gem. Spectacular views of Cathedral Rock and clean, fresh and refreshing water to swim in. Lots of parking and is very clean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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Kinnelon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is a hidden gem. Spectacular views of Cathedral Rock and clean, fresh and refreshing water to swim in. Lots of parking and is very clean.

Thank frankiec112373
West Sedona, Arizona
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Remember the same water that comes from Oak Creek is the same at Crescent Moon Ranch Picnic Site.When all those human bodies are playing in Slide Park their sweat and everything else comes down to Crescent Moon Picnic Site. So don't for a moment think it's completely clean. Beware ...

1 Thank missy4281
Vail, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful lunch spot to pack your food on a hot day and head out to the river. Great swimming area.

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Manchester, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place. Great trails. But a little tame for teenagers compared to slide rock. A lot less crowded though!

Thank SurferMatt2013
Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small park with a few walking trails, picnic tables, and access to the creek. It's very easy hiking, family friendly, and provides some beautiful photo opportunities. The creek is shallow enough for small children to wade in. The photo opportunities are what we were here for the and the park did not disappoint. Take you time, walk... More 

Thank Paul S
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are from NJ and are not used to paying to get into a park (because our astronomical taxes pay for them). We drove from 40 minutes away and had packed a picnic lunch complete with ice pops, to enjoy at the park. When we arrived the lady Sue at the gate said that they do not accept credit or... More 

2 Thank Teeel
arlington, va
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on Saturday of July 4 weekend. Our friends who are locals couldn't believe how crowded it was…complete with boom box blaring music. The upside, was that it was good music, so we stuck around! The view is right out of a movie and the water is cool. Parking was easy in the lot up top and the... More 

2 Thank ten-13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place! We left Slide Rock State Park after an hour and came here. SRSS seemed way over hyped to us. Kids (5,7,10) loved Crescent and so did we (parents). If you want to swim/slide/etc. go to the very back to a place called "buddha beach." Definitely not crowded during the week. You can also hike. View of... More 

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Coolidge, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are three swimming areas. The first one is busy as it has the jumping rocks, so walked 'bout half mile to less crowded ones. Be careful, the water is cold (slightly warmer than Slide Rock), and the rocks are slippery. Good water shoes are a necessity.

1 Thank theAZRoadWarrior
Clovis, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

be sure to hike all the way to the 'back east' water wheel. there's a nice swimming area there and the water was fantastic on a hot day. Most people stay at beginning of trail with water running through the rocks - the water wheel site is more private and just as beautiful.

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