ARIZONA STATE PARKS: For Immediate Release
Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bilbrey at (602) 542-1996 or (602) 228-8518 or Monica Enriquez at (602) 542-6997. Contact by Email: pio(at)azstateparks.gov
(Phoenix, Arizona - October 3, 2013) - Homolovi State Park will host special tours of Homolovi IV a site that is usually closed to the public. These special ranger-led tours will allow you to access this site. The tours are available on October 5, 6, 12, 19, 20, 26 and November 2, 2013. Each tour will leave from the Homolovi Visitor Center at 10 a.m.
The tour will leave from the Homolovi Visitor Center and visitors will follow the ranger in their own vehicle to the Homolovi IV Site about 12 miles from the Visitor Center. Good hiking boots are recommended, along with a jacket, and water. Tours are limited to 15 people and you must call the park at (928) 289-4106 to reserve a spot on the tour.
Homolovi, one of a series of many ancient Hopi pueblos found in the Southwest, offers the public the opportunity to begin their journey into Hopi life and culture. Like the modern visitor making their way to Hopi, Homolovi was a stop for the ancestral Hopi people along their migration route, eventually moving on and settling at one of the current Hopi villages.
For more information about Homolovi State Park call (928) 289-4106. Homolovi State Park is located five miles northeast of the city of Winslow in northeastern Arizona. The park campground is convenient to I-40 and accommodates large rigs, as well as tent camping. The Park Entrance Fee is $7 per vehicle with up to 4 adults. Tent camp sites to full hookup camping sites are available at a fee of $15 to $25 depending on the type of camping site needed. Reservations for camping can be made 24-hours-a-day at AZStateParks.com or call the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283 from 8 am to 5 pm MST 7 days a week.
For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703). Campsite or cave tour reservations can be made online at AZStateParks.com or by calling the Reservation Call Center at (520) 586-2283. Open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. Follow AZStateParks on Twitter and Facebook.