Manzanita Campground (tents only) is the only CG currently open in Oak Creek Canyon. Cave Springs CG and Pine Flat CG are closed for the season.There are some nice campgrounds in Oak Creek Canyon although those are not close to any trails(at least that bikes are allowed on). The closest BLM land is going to be closer to Prescott.
Prescott is over an hour away. Not worth it. Plus there isn't much BLM near the Prescott Valley or the city of Prescott.
If you head south on 89A out of Sedona, towards Cottonwood, you'll come into open National Forest lands there. This time of year you'll see lots of snowbird campers/trailers out there.
34.8143637701248, -111.9051070295059 Hwy 89A and Forest Road 525 location, you can pull that up on Google Maps
Here's the link to the Coconino Forest Page https://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino/
There is a 14 day stay limit in the National Forest too https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd795409.pdf
It might be tempting to overnight at the Cultural Center/Western Gateway trail system parking area and lots of #vanlifers get away with it but there's also a good chance you might get rousted by the LEO at 2am.I plan on sleeping in my car so I might just go stealth.
Looked like a rainbow gathering yesterday afternoon around 4:00 PM as my wife and I were rolling through there on our way home at the end of our ride! Guessing nobody's getting rousted, but yeah, gotta accept that it's a gamble.It might be tempting to overnight at the Cultural Center/Western Gateway trail system parking area and lots of #vanlifers get away with it but there's also a good chance you might get rousted by the LEO at 2am.