Arizona

 

Arizona State Parks

Name

Description

Nearest town

Alamo Lake

Remote lake with good fishing, habitat for many animal species

Wenden

Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Largest and oldest botanical garden in Arizona, more then 2600 plant species

Superior

Buckskin Mountain

Park on the banks of the Colorado River with campground and beach access

Parker

Catalina

Great scenery in the Santa Catalina Mountains, network of hiking trails

Oro Valley

Cattail Cove

Outdoor opportunities, fishing and boat ramp at Lake Havasu and Colorado river

Parker

Dead Horse Ranch

Area located between national forest and Verde River with campground

Cottonwood

Fool Hollow Lake

Crystal clear mountain lake, campground, canoe and kayak rental, wildlife watching

Show Low

Fort Verde

Fort for settler protection in the Apache war of the 19th century

Camp Verde

Homolovi

Several hundred archeological traces of the Hopi culture; wildlife watching

Winslow

Jerome

Historic mansion of a mining magnat’s family, includes a museum

Jerome

Kartchner Caverns

Naturally formed cave system with spectacular mineral formations

Benson

Lake Havasu

Camping, boat ramps, hiking trails and beach access at Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu City

Lost Dutchman

Park in the mountains near a legendary gold mine with camp ground and hiking trails

Apache Junction

Lyman Lake

Reservoir with good fishing and boating option, some petroglyphs nearby

Springerville

McFarland

Historic courthouse and jail used in the 19th century, open for visits

Florence

Oracle

Hiking trails through a habitat in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains

Oracle

Patagonia Lake

Reservoir with good fishing, boat rentals, picnic and campground

Patagonia

Picacho Peak

Park around a peak at an altitude of 1000 meters, famous for its wild flowers

Picacho

Red Rock

Red sandstone canyons and natural habitats on the banks of Oak Creek

Sedona

Riordan Mansion

Large mansion built by a lumber magnate, open Thursday-Monday

Flagstaff

Roper Lake

Reservoir and lots of nature on a former ranch surrounded by a mountain range

Safford

San Rafael

Protection of natural grassland area, not open for visitors at this time

Lochiel

Slide Rock

Natural water slide formed by the Oak Creek riverbed; rock formations

Sedona

Sonoita Creek

Preserved habitat between desert and river. Hiking and camping possible

Patagonia

Tombstone Courthouse

Historic courthouse and jail built and used in Wild West times

Tombstone

Tonto Natural Bridge

Natural bridge formed from sandstone with hiking trails and picnic areas

Payson

Tubac Presidio

Ruins of Spanish fortress built in the 18th century and history museum

Tubac

Verde River Greenway

Section of Verde River, canoeing, fishing and desert surroundings worth seeing

Paulden

Yuma Quartermaster Depot

Historic depot building used by 19the century troops, museum

Yuma

Yuma Territorial Prison

Museum and guided tours of a famous jail used in Wild West times

Yuma


 

 

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