Red Rock State Park is a 286-acre Arizona State Park that is located in Yavapai County about 5 miles southwest of Sedona on Lower RedRock Loop Road. The park was established and dedicated on October 19, 1991. Initially, the park was a part of Smoke Trail Ranch that was privately owned by Jack and Helen Frye, before the state of Arizona purchased the land in 1986 in an effort to open up this unique area to the public.
Today, the Red Rock State Park preserves a unique riparian habitat and provides an environmental education center with stunning scenery all around. In fact, the land has an abundance of offers in terms of the diversity of flora and fauna. This is mostly because there is a land-based ecosystem that is provided by Oak Creek.
This creek meanders throughout the Red Rock State Park and is the bloodline of a lot of the life in the park. Some of the other man-made facilities that the park has to offer include picnic shelters, restrooms, group-use area, visitor center, multi-use trails, gift shop, exhibits, and an auditorium.
In addition to the beauty, splendor and educational value that the park has to offer, Red Rock State Park is also a favorite place for visitors to enjoy all sorts of recreational activities including hiking, Ranger-led and self-guided interpretive walks, birding, exhibits, video, and slide programs. Camping is not offered at the park.
While many reports have been that pets are not allowed in Red Rock State Park, with some research it has been found that those reports may be false. In fact, on the website it states that dogs are allowed in the park if you keep them on a leash of at least eight feet long. However, they are not allowed in buildings. You may want to check with the park for any further rules.