Visitors to Sedona often require help to understand how to best enjoy their stay while also preserving the beauty and tranquility we all enjoy. One of their most valuable resources is the Red Rock District Visitor Center located on Hwy 179 just south of the Village of Oak Creek.

Friends of the Forest volunteers help staff the Visitor Center, providing valuable information like how to avoid the most crowded trails, the importance of “Leave No Trace” and where to camp legally on National Forest land.

Before COVID, over 40 Friends of the Forest volunteers helped staff the Visitor Center. That number has now dropped to 10.

You can have a direct impact on how visitors treat the land by becoming a member of Friends of the Forest and joining their VIS Committee. Visit to sign up, or email