By Kyle & Olivia Brady | Founders of Drivin' & Vibin' | We use affiliate links and may receive a small commission on purchases.

We finally made it to Sedona, Arizona and found a great free campsite down National Forest Road 525. The site is listed on Campendium & Free Campsites.

When we arrived the area was pretty crowded, but it still had some space for us to find a site. Within the first 2 miles of 525, there are enough spots forย at least 15 rigs. The road continues further with more sites available, but the extreme washboard makes it a pain to drive on.


Hereโ€™s the Breakdown:

Location: Sedona, Arizona

GPS:ย 34.8334, -111.9083

Date / Temp: We camped here for 5 nights in late October. It was a little too hot for us with highs in the upper 80s and lows in the 50s.

Amenities: This site offers no amenities and practices a “Pack In, Pack Out” policy.ย  We filled up with water at the Conoco in Flagstaff – that gas station also has a FREE dump station.

Wifi / Cell: We received a 4G LTE signal with both AT&T and T-Mobile (using our WeBoost Cell Booster). The speeds were slow, though. It was one of the few downsides of the campsite.

Noise:ย This site was pretty crowded, but relatively quiet. At the front end of 525, the first developed site was the busiest with 7+ rigs. Our site only had us, a class B and tent camper.

Grocery / Errands: Downtown Sedona is 7 miles from the campsite and Cottonwood is 9 miles. There is plenty of shopping in both areas to complete errands and grocery runs.

Dog Friendly: This site is dog friendly. River had a lot of space to play and explore. Unfortunately, there are thorns in the shrubs – we kept River on the dirt drive.

Entertainment: There is so much to do in the Sedona area. We hiked on many trails, to a day trip to Jerome (an old mining town) and explored downtown Sedona & Cottonwood. Best of all, this is a hot spot for full time RVers. We got to hang out with We’re The Russo’s, RV Outlawz & Away We Winnebago!

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  1. Hello Kyle and Olivia,

    My and I have joined the Vibe tribe since January of 2017. We enjoy watching your videos and learning so much. Thank you. We just retired in January of 2018 and rving full time. Again thank you for your inspiration.

    God bless you

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