Arizona Area Parks & Recreation

  • Boyce Thompson Arboretum

    Boyce Thompson ArboretumBoyce Thompson Arboretum State Park is the place to discover the intricate beauty and many faces of Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden. Featured are plants from the world's deserts, towering trees, captivating cacti, sheer mountain cliffs, a streamside forest, panoramic vistas, many ... Boyce Thompson Arboretum
  • Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

    Casa Grande Ruins National Monument preserves the remains of an ancient Hohokam farming village as well as the enigmatic Great House. For over a thousand years, prehistoric farmers inhabited much of the present-day state of Arizona. When the first Europeans arrived, all that remained of this ... Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
  • Catalina State Park

    Wildflowers in the spring, hiking, horseback riding, and scenic views of the north side of the Catalinas. ... Catalina State Park
  • Dead Horse Ranch State Park

    Dead Horse Ranch State Park Despite its distinctive name, Dead Horse Ranch is situated amidst an abundance of life along the Verde River. A six-mile reach of the river is known as the Verde River Greenway. Its unique ecosystem, the Cottonwood / Willow riparian gallery forest, is one of less than 20 such riparian zones in ... Dead Horse Ranch State Park
  • Estrella Mountain Regional Park

    Estrella Mountain Regional Park Perched on a ridgeline of Estrella Mountain Regional Park, one could have witnessed the unfolding of many interesting events and lives that have been lived out in the desert landscape below. The history and lives of the area begins with the Hohokam Indian culture which inhabited the area from ... Estrella Mountain Regional Park
  • Fort Verde State Historic Park

    Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona. Spanning from 1865 through 1890 Camp Lincoln, Camp Verde and finally Fort Verde were home to officers, doctors, families, enlisted men, and scouts. Fort Verde was the primary base for General ... Fort Verde State Historic Park
  • Jerome State Historic Park

    Jerome State Historic ParkThe "Billion Dollar" Copper Camp Jerome's modern history began in 1876 when three prospectors staked claims on rich copper deposits. They sold out to a group which formed the United Verde Copper Company in 1883. The resultant mining camp of board and canvas shacks was named in honor of Eugene ... Jerome State Historic Park
  • Kartchner Caverns State Park

    Kartchner Caverns State ParkKartchner Caverns is one of the world's best living caves and remains the anchor that draws the masses to the San Pedro Valley. The State Park, located on 550 acres at the foothills of the Whetstone Mountains just south of Benson, Arizona, offers picnicking, camping, hiking, walking, and the ... Kartchner Caverns State Park
  • Lost Dutchman State Park

    Lost Dutchman State ParkNamed after the fabled lost gold mine, this park is located in the Sonoran Desert at an elevation of 2000 feet. The park offers a variety of hiking trails, nature trails, 35 regular campsites, picnic facilities, and special programs throughout the year. Mild winter climates and the close ... Lost Dutchman State Park
  • Oracle State Park

    Oracle State ParkCenter for Environmental Education Oracle State Park is located in the northeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains near the town of Oracle. Ranging from 3,500 to 4,500 feet in elevation, the nearly 4,000-acre park consists of oak grassland, riparian woodland, and mesquite scrub ... Oracle State Park
  • Patagonia Lake State Park

    Fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, boating, skiing (during the week). ... Patagonia Lake State Park
  • Petrified Forest National Park

    Petrified Forest National ParkThe Petrified Forest National Park in northern Arizona was created to preserve the mineralized remains of Mesozoic Forests commonly known as the "Petrified Forest." The park is not only rich in plant fossils, but is an important site for Triassic vertebrate fossils. The park contains important ... Petrified Forest National Park
  • Picacho Peak State Park

    Picacho Peak State Park Picacho Peak was often used as a landmark by early explorers. During the 17th century, dedicated Jesuit priest Father Kino mentioned Picacho Peak in records of his journeys into Arizona, and in 1775, the DeAnza Expeditions passed by the Peak. In 1846, the Mormon Battalion, on their way to ... Picacho Peak State Park
  • Picacho Peak State Park

    A stiff hike with a good view and prime spring wild flower displays. ... Picacho Peak State Park
  • Red Rock State Park

    Red Rock State ParkThe Red Rock State Park property was acquired by the Arizona State Parks Board in 1986 and the park was opened to the public in 1991. The park's 286 acres were originally part of the Smoke Trail Ranch, owned by Jack and Helen Frye. Arizona's famous Oak Creek meanders through this scenic park, ... Red Rock State Park
  • Riordan Mansion S.H.P.

    Riordan Mansion S.H.P. Timothy and Michael Riordan were prominent pioneer Flagstaff businessmen who developed a successful logging business, the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company. Moreover, the two brothers were known for their contributions which were essential to the development of the social and economic structure ... Riordan Mansion S.H.P.
  • Roper Lake State Park

    Fishing, camping, hiking, wildlife viewing. Park Facilities: