Online Campground Reservations

Location

Picacho Peak Locator Map

Elevation 2,000 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(520) 466-3183
Picacho Peak SP
P.O. Box 907
Eloy, AZ 85131
I-10 Exit 219

Facilities

Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Group: Day Use Areas Group: Camping Sites Camping Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 1 mile

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4232#

Fees

Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping Fees:
Electric site: $30
Group Area (Non- Electric site): $15

Fee Schedule




Picacho Peak Offers 24/7 Online Campground Reservations!

Reserve a campground RV or tent site from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations More Site reservations for this park are also available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site. Groups reservations can be made for the fall, winter, and spring months by calling the park.

Volunteer Positions available at Picacho Peak for 2016/2017

Would you like to enjoy the Arizona sunshine, meet new people, and give back to your State Parks this winter? Picacho Peak has on-site volunteer opportunities for Maintenance, Visitor Center, and Camp Hosts.
We are looking for people who would like to stay through the season with us (Nov. 2016 through mid-April 2017). Please submit your application online at www.azstateparksvolunteer.com or call 520-466-3183.


About the Park

Picacho Peak State ParkEnjoy hiking and camping at Picacho Peak State Park. In April 2012, park staff took this picture of blooming Palo Verde and a flowering Saguaro, with Picacho Peak in the background. The park offers online campsite reservations.

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 spring, overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance, outstanding and varied desert growth, and historical importance. The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times. One of the first recordings was in the 1700s by the Anza Expedition as it passed through the area.

The park facilities include a visitor center with exhibits and a gift store, hiking trails, playground, historical markers, campground, picnic areas, ramadas, grills, dump station, restrooms, and showers. The group use areas, for day & overnight use, are available by reservation. Before you hike, be prepared with enough water and proper footwear as the trails are steep and challenging.

Arizona deserts are a beautiful place to explore and enjoy our outdoor spaces, but please Hike Smart. Summer temperatures can reach more than 110°F (43°C) and while it's a "dry heat" with less moisture in the air, sweat will evaporate more readily and you may not feel as hot as you do in humid regions. Bring plenty of water, wear sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, appropriate footwear & hike with friends or family members to help you enjoy the experience. Bringing your smartphone and snacks is also a great idea, in case you happen to get off-trail or are delayed. If you're new to hiking in the Sonoran Desert be sure to ask a Park Ranger for advice on where and when it's best to hike in each Park. Thank you and have a great hike!

 

Civil War in the Southwest event at Picacho Peak State Park

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