State Parks in Arizona (32)

Alamo Lake State Park
Wenden, AZ
Alamo Lake State Park is one of the best places to fish for bass in Arizona. The crystal clear lake is surrounded by mountainous terrain speckled with brush, wildflowers and cacti making for a visuall
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Superior, AZ
Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located in the Sonoran Desert and is home to a variety of lush desert gardens, which all have a considerable degree of seasonal beauty for you to experience. This makes vis
Buckskin Mountain State Park
Parker, AZ
Buckskin Mountain State Park commands one of the finest views along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Mountains line the river on both the Arizona and Californi
Catalina State Park
Tucson, AZ
Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is a haven for desert plants and wildlife and nearly 5,000 saguaros. The 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and s
Cattail Cove State Park
Lake Havasu City, AZ
The beach, boat ramp, and 61 campsites at Cattail Cove State Park offer a broad spectrum of activities for all to enjoy. There are also boat-in campsites along the lake shoreline within the park. Whet
Colorado River State Historic Park
Yuma, AZ
Colorado River State Historic Park is the site of an old Army supply depot that operated between 1864 and 1883. The purpose of the depot was to store six months' worth of supplies for all the forts in
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Cottonwood, AZ
The story of the park's name begins with the Ireys family, who came to Arizona from Minnesota looking for a ranch to buy in the late 1940s. At one of the ranches they discovered a large dead horse lyi
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Show Low, AZ
In 1885, Thomas Jefferson Adair moved into the area with the intention of farming. The locals joked that only a fool would try and farm the place. The name stuck! The tiny town of Adair has long since
Fort Verde State Historic Park
Camp Verde, AZ
Experience life through the eyes of a frontier soldier at Fort Verde State Historic Park. The fort was a base for General Crook’s U.S. Army scouts and soldiers in the 1870s and 1880s. From 1865 – 1891
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park
Yarnell, AZ
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park was dedicated in 2016 as a place to remember the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters who were lost on June 30, 2013, while fighting the Yarnell Hill
Homolovi State Park
Winslow, AZ
“Homolovi” is Hopi for “Place of the Little Hills” — the traditional name for Winslow, Arizona. Homolovi State Park now serves as a center of research for the late migration period of the Hopi from t
Jerome State Historic Park
Jerome, AZ
The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916, when James S. Douglas built it on the hill just above his Little Daisy Mine. This former home is now a museum devoted to the
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Benson, AZ
In November 1974, Gary Tenen and Randy Tufts were exploring the limestone hills at the eastern base of the Whetstone Mountains. They were looking “for a cave no one had ever found” and found it. The t
Lake Havasu State Park
Lake Havasu City, AZ
The scenic shoreline of Lake Havasu State Park is an ideal place to enjoy beautiful beaches, nature trails, boat ramps, and convenient campsites. This spot is truly a watersport haven located near the
Lost Dutchman State Park
Apache Junction, AZ
Named after the fabled lost gold mine, Lost Dutchman State Park is located in the Sonoran Desert, at the base of the Superstition Mountains, only 40 miles east of Phoenix. Several trails lead from the
Lyman Lake State Park
St Johns, AZ
Created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River, Lyman Lake State Park is a 1,200-acre park that encompasses the shoreline of a 1,500-acre reservoir at an elevation of 6,000 fe
McFarland State Historic Park
Florence, AZ
The history of the park's building provides visitors with a look into the past. The building represents a transition between Sonoran and Anglo-American architecture with its wood-shingled pitched roof
Oracle State Park
Oracle, AZ
Oracle State Park is a 4,000 acre wildlife refuge in the northern foothills of the Catalina Mountains. The park offers day-use picnic areas and over 15 miles of trails for use by hikers, mountain bike
Patagonia Lake State Park
Nogales, AZ
Tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Arizona is a hidden treasure.Patagonia Lake State Park was established in 1975 as a state park and is an ideal place to find whitetail deer roaming the
Picacho Peak State Park
Picacho, AZ
Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and, often in the spr
Red Rock State Park
Sedona, AZ
Red Rock State Park is a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Flagstaff, AZ
Built in 1904 for two Riordan families, Riordan Mansion is an impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure — a remarkable e
River Island State Park
Parker, AZ
River Island State Park is ideal for tent campers and can provide a scenic respite, a desert escape, or a fun-filled water adventure. It offers 37 campsites, a ramada, sandy beach, cove, and boat laun
Roper Lake State Park
Safford, AZ
There are several picnic areas throughout the park near the fishing and swimming areas. Most of these areas include a picnic table, BBQ grill and a shade ramada. All you have to do is show up ready fo
San Rafael State Natural Area
Patagonia, AZ
San Rafael State Natural Area is a unique area with rolling hills, native grasses, and oak and cottonwood trees. This beautiful valley is the headwaters of the Santa Cruz River, which flows into Mexic
Slide Rock State Park
Sedona, AZ
Slide Rock State Park, originally the Pendley Homestead, is a 43-acre historic apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon. Frank L. Pendley, having arrived in the canyon in 1907, formally acquired the lan
Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Patagonia, AZ
Permanent exhibits include a large three-dimensional model of the Natural Area with topographical contours, trails, and campsites; an herbarium; a list of recently seen birds; several reptiles (includ
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
Tombstone, AZ
The museum in the courthouse is full of authentic interpretive exhibits on the history of Tombstone and Cochise County, including period sheriff’s office, artist drawings and interpretations of the Gu
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Pine, AZ
Interpretive exhibits located within the Lodge include artifacts on the history of Tonto Natural Bridge, plus information about travertine, prehistoric inhabitants, and the historic Tonto Lodge. Photo
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Tubac, AZ
The Tubac Presidio Museum houses interpretive exhibits with many original artifacts including early Native American archaeological and ethnographic collections, Spanish Colonial and Missions, Mining,
Verde River Greenway State Natural Area
Cottonwood, AZ
Facilities for the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area are located at adjacent Dead Horse Ranch State Park. The Verde River Valley is wild and beautiful, but also safe to visit despite the general
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Yuma, AZ
An introductionary exhibit is located in the Visitor Center along with photographs. Outside buildings and features include original cellblocks, water tank, guard tower, sally port (entrance gate), lib