Change in regulations to Oak Creek

Oak Creek - Sedona, AZ (Coconino County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

Access to Oak Creek is open. Recreation use has dropped significantly. Check the regulations before heading out, there has been a change in regulations to Oak Creek. Starting January 1, 2023, the catch-and-release section on Oak Creek has been expanded to include from the Highway 89A bridge at Slide Rock State Park upstream to the Sterling Springs Fish Hatchery property boundary including the West Fork Oak Creek. This section will be catch and release only for trout, artificial fly and lure only, barbless hooks only. Pine Flat and Cave Springs campgrounds are closed. Oak Creek at Sedona saw a spike in stream flow last week at 67.1 cubic feet per second (cfs) on 1/28/2023. Oak Creek at Sedona stream flow has since dropped to 60.43 cubic feet per seconds (cfs) on 2/1/2023. The streamflow of Oak Creek is fluctuating daily due to runoff from the melting snow. As a result, Oak Creek may be running turbid (dirty). Fishing under these conditions can be challenging.