Crescent Moon

Coconino National Forest Recreation

Crescent Moon sits beneath the stunning Cathedral Rock, one of the most photographed scenes in the American Southwest. Historical buildings and towering Arizona Sycamore trees decorate the landscape of this popular day use park (group shelter also known as Ramada) located in Sedona, Arizona. Visitors will marvel at the reflection of the red cliffs in the waters of Oak Creek at Red Rock Crossing.

Each reservation includes a roofed structure with open sides, a concrete floor, 1 prep table, 6 picnic tables, and a large charcoal grill. 20 amp electricity available for decorative lights. Reservation includes use all day, from park opening until dusk. Includes 10 reserved parking spaces. Also includes access to the grounds, guests on foot are not restricted to the "ramada" area. (Be aware that the rest of the area is still available to the public during your reservation.)

Need to Know

Natural Features

Placed beside a tree-lined creek, the picnic area's location offers a serene place to enjoy nature, with Sedona's famous red rock cliffs setting the backdrop.

Crescent Moon lies in a high desert region situated at the base of the Mogollon Rim, a 200-mile long slope that ranges between 5,000 and 7,000 feet in elevation. The unique landscape creates erosion that has shaped spectacular canyons and buttes that make the region an appealing attraction.

Natural scenery, plants and animal life are the principle attractions in our area. They are integral parts of the ecosystem and natural community. As such, they are protected by Federal, State, and Park laws.

Nearby Attractions

The towns of Sedona and Oak Creek offer plenty of lodging, camping, shopping and dining to entertain guests.

A variety of hiking trails and swimming holes are a short drive away. The Red Rock/Secret Mountain Wilderness area in the heart of Oak Creek Canyon is a popular destination, where visitors will find abandoned dwellings and rock art from early inhabitants.


Visitors enjoy picnicking, fishing and wading in the crystal clear waters of Oak Creek. Flora, fauna and rock formations in the surrounding area offer excellent photography opportunities.

Within a few minutes, visitors can access hiking, biking and scenic driving through Oak Creek Canyon to view majestic red-hued cliffs, buttes and canyons. The site is also conveniently close to developed entertainment like golf courses and stylish restaurants in the resort town of Sedona.

Contact Information




333 Red Rock Crossing RD Sedona AZ 86336

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 928-204-0028

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Driving Directions

333 Red Rock Crossing Rd. Sedona, AZ 86336 From Phoenix, take I-17 north to State Highway 179. Go north on 179 for 13 miles to Sedona, then turn left on Highway 89A and continue south for 4 miles. Turn left on Upper Red Rock Loop Road and proceed another 4 miles to Crescent Moon.

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