List of Arizona State Parks
The majority of Arizona State Parks offer camping, many have RV facilities and lodging facilities that include cabins, yurts etc. Please visit the links provided for Arizona State Park camping and campground information.
Alamo Lake State Park
Alamo Lake, located on the Bill Williams River where the Big Sandy River and Santa Maria River come together. Fishing tournaments are common at Arizona's Alamo Lake State Park.
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden, encompassing 323 acres.
Buckskin Mountain State Park
Located along the Parker strip, an 18-mile stretch between Parker Dam and Headgate Dam. Parker Dam, the world's deepest dam, is located approximately five miles to the north on Highway 95. Buckskin Mountain State Park is 1,677-acre park.
Catalina State Park
Sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. Catalina State Park encompasses 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams, 150 species of birds call the park home. Catalina State Park provides miles of equestrian trails, birding, hiking and biking trails which wind through the park and into the Coronado National Forest at elevations near 3,000 feet.
Cattail Cove State Park
The 2,000-acre park offers tranquility along Lake Havasu. The area surrounding Cattail Cove State Park is also a rock hound's paradise, volcanic rock, geodes, jaspers, obsidian, turquoise and agate can be found in the area and outside Lake Havasu City.
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Dead Horse Ranch State Park and the Verde River Greenway State Natural Area are located next to each other in Cottonwood, Arizona. Dead Horse Ranch State Park covers 423 acres.
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Located in the Apache - Sitgreaves National Forest. Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area is an 800-acre, cool, country recreation area with a 150-acre lake.
Fort Verde State Historic Park
Experience three historic house museums, Fort Verde State Historic Park is the best preserved example of an Indian Wars period fort in Arizona.
Homolovi Ruins State Park
Serves as a center of research for the late migration period of the Hopi from the 1200s to the late 1300s. High grassland of 14th century northern Arizona, an ancient people the Hisat'sinom (known to archaeologists as the Anasazi) found a home along the Little Colorado River. they paused in their migrations to till the rich flood plain before continuing north to join people already living on the mesas, people who are today known as the Hopi.
at the base of the Whetstone Mountains. Kartchner Caverns is home to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Water percolates from the surface and calcite formations continue to grow, including stalactites dripping down like icicles and giant stalagmites reaching up from the ground.
Jerome State Historic Park
The Douglas Mansion has been an eye-catching landmark in Jerome since 1916. This former home is now a museum devoted to history of the Jerome area. The museum features exhibits of photographs, artifacts, and minerals in addition to a video presentation and a 3-D model of the town with its underground mines.
Lake Havasu State Park
Located within Lake Havasu City, is Lake Havasu State Park with scenic shoreline, beautiful beaches, and nature trails. Lake Havasu State Park offers many water recreation activities.
Lost Dutchman State Park
Located in the Sonoran Desert at an elevation of 2,000 feet. Lost Dutchman State Park is named after the fabled lost gold mine. Waltz and his partner, Jacob Weiser, worked in the mine and allegedly hid one or more caches of gold in the Superstitions Mountains (source of mystery and legend since early time). Most stories place the gold in the vicinity of Weaver's Needle.
Lyman Lake State Park
1,200-acre park that encompasses the shoreline of a 1,500-acre reservoir at an elevation of 6,000 feet. Lyman Lake is one of the few bodies of water in northeastern Arizona with no size restrictions on boats.
McFarland State Historic Park
Provides visitors with a look into the past. The original 1878 adobe brick building structure was constructed by hand using native materials, the building served many roles during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The park offers guided walking tours of Florence's downtown historic district by appointment.
Oracle State Park
4,000 acre wildlife refuge in the northern foothills of the Catalina Mountains, the unique Mediterranean style ranch house in the park is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Oracle State Park is to protect the designated wildlife refuge and act as an environmental learning center.
Patagonia Lake State Park
Popular for a variety of recreational activities. Patagonia Lake State Park, created by the damming of Sonoita Creek, the lake is habitat for bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish, and is stocked with rainbow trout during the winter.
Picacho Peak State Park
Used as a landmark by early explorers. The most significant Civil War battle in Arizona took place near Picacho Peak on April 15, 1862. Every March, "The Civil War in the Southwest" comes alive again as over two hundred re-enactors converge on Picacho Peak on foot and horseback. Visitors enjoy viewing exciting mock battles that took place in Arizona and New Mexico during the Civil War. Also on display at the March reenactment are recreated military camps and living history demonstrations.
Red Rock State Park
Operates both as a nature reserve and an environmental center. Red Rock State Park also offers a variety of special programs for school groups and private groups.
Riordan Mansion State Park
An impressive reminder of gracious living in a small, territorial logging town. The historic building is an Arizona treasure, with architecture featuring a rustic exterior of log-slab siding, volcanic stone arches, and hand-split wooden shingles. The expansive home has forty rooms, over 13,000 square-feet of living area, and servant's quarters.
Roper Lake State Park
Natural hot springs, and Roper is a stocked lake. There are two different sections to Roper Lake State Park, the main unit, Roper Lake, and the Dankworth Pond unit, three miles south. Roper has 30 lake surface acres.
San Rafael Ranch Natural Area
Native grass prairie are home to many species of plants and animals. One of the endangered plants, Huachuca Water Umbel grows in the river area.
Slide Rock State Park
43-acre historical apple farm located in Oak Creek Canyon, one of the few homesteads left intact in the canyon today, Slide Rock State Park is a fine example of early agricultural development in Central Arizona.
Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
The Natural Area is located in a transitional zone between the Sonoran Desert and the Chihuahuan Desert. At Sonoita Creek State Park low impact recreations such as hiking, and bird watching co-exist with education and scientific research of Sonoita Creek State Natural Area.
Tombstone Courthouse Historic Park
The West's wildest mining town. The population reached 10,000, rivaling both Tucson (county seat) and Prescott (territorial capital). The Earp and Clanton feud culminated in the famous gunfight near the OK Corral. features exhibits and thousands of artifacts which tell the story of Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park.
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
Located in the valley between Pine and Payson AZ. Tonto Natural Bridge has been in the making for thousands of years, and is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world. The bridge stands 183 feet high over a 400-foot long tunnel that measures 150 feet at its widest point. At Tonto Natural Bridge State Park visitors can stand on top of the bridge or hike down below to capture the true size and beauty of this geologic wonder.
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Missions from 1687 to 1711. In 1974 archaeologists from the University of Arizona excavated portions of the presidio. In 1976 an underground archaeological display was finished, visitors can view portions of the original foundation, walls, and plaza floor of the 1752 Commandant's quarters, and artifacts representing periods of Tubac's unique history.
Yuma Territorial Prison State Park
July 1, 1876, the first seven inmates entered the Territorial Prison at Yuma, and were locked into the new cells they had built themselves. The last prisoner left Yuma on September 15, 1909.