Indian Gardens


When there is enough water flowing here, this run offers a rowdy stomp down Oak Creek Canyon ending in Sedona, AZ.  Sedona on it's own is worth a trip but if there is a decent runoff you may want to bring your kayak and get some action in the very scenic and visually impressive Oak Creek Canyon.

Suggested river levels for paddling this section of the Oak Creek are between a bare minimum of 400cfs and a high of 1,000cfs. River conditions sourced from USGS 09504420, the Oak Creek Near Sedona Remember only watercraft are permitted at Indian Gardens.

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Area Hydrology

Gauge Streamflow Stage
Verde R Blw Tangle Creek
USGS 09508500
129 cfs 7.0 ft
Verde River Near Camp Verde
USGS 09506000
93 cfs 3.7 ft
Verde River Near Paulden
USGS 09503700
31 cfs 2.7 ft
Agua Fria River Near Humboldt
USGS 09512450
4 cfs 1.1 ft
Dry Beaver Creek Near Rimrock
USGS 09505350
0 cfs 1.6 ft
East Verde River Near Childs
USGS 09507980
5 cfs 10.2 ft
West Clear Creek Near Camp Verde
USGS 09505800
16 cfs 0.5 ft
Oak Creek Near Sedona
USGS 09504420
31 cfs 2.2 ft
Oak Creek Near Cornville
USGS 09504500
34 cfs 1.9 ft
Wet Beaver Creek Near Rimrock
USGS 09505200
9 cfs 2.8 ft
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change
White Horse Lake
SNOTEL 861
1" 1"
Chalender
SNOTEL 1139
1" -1"
Bar M
SNOTEL 1212
1" 1"
Fort Valley
SNOTEL 1121
1" 1"
Snowslide Canyon
SNOTEL 927
14" 0"
Mormon Mountain
SNOTEL 640
2" 3"

Outdoor Recreation

Campground Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Canyon Vista 11 6,833 ft
Pine View RV Military - Camp Navajo None 7,095 ft
Bootlegger 10 5,168 ft
Manzanita 18 4,800 ft
Fort Tuthill County Park None 6,988 ft
Pine Flat 56 5,557 ft
Cave Springs 82 5,415 ft
Fort Tuthill Military - Luke AFB None 6,997 ft
Ski Area Snowpack Air Temperature 5 Day Forecast
Arizona Snowbowl 14" 47° 0.41"
Flagstaff Nordic Center 1" 55° 0.74"
River Run Streamflow Length Class
Indian Gardens 31.0cfs 4.26 Mi IV- to IV+