Arizona State Parks

Arizona has 21 State Parks to explore with a variety of landscapes including beautiful deserts, high mountain forest, and canyon formations. Below find a few of our favorites.




Dead Horse Ranch State Park– Enjoy camping, mountain biking, hiking and bird watching in the lush Verde Valley. 928.634.5283 .

Homolovi Ruins State Park– Learn about the Hopi people by visiting pueblo ruins, interactive exhibits, a bookstore and visitor center. 928.289.4106 .

Slide Rock State Park– Slide down a slick natiural water chute or wade and sun along the creek. Swimming, wading picnicking, bird watching, fishing and picking excellent apples are all part of the fun.   928. 282. 3034.

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park– Tucked away in a tiny valley surrounded by a forest of pine trees, Tonto Natural Bridge is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. 928.476.4202.

Catalina State Park– This scenic desert park offer camping, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, horseback riding, plant and wildlife viewing and an archaelogical site. 520.628.5798.

Picacho Peak State Park– The most significant Civil War battle in Arizona took place near Picacho Peak on April 15, 1862. Each March, more than 200 re-enactors converge here to relive this historic event. 520.466.3183.

Patagonia Lake State Park– patagonia Lake is popular for a variety of recreational activities, including water skiing, fishing, camping, and hiking. 520.287.6965.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park– Tubac was established in 1752 as a Spanish Presidio. Today, working artist studio surround the grounds which once served the home for the Spanish military garrison. 520.398.2252 .