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Lyman Lake State Park Re-Opens for Season;
Picacho Peak State Park Winds Down Season

(Phoenix, Arizona - May 1, 2014) - Lyman Lake State Park in northeastern Arizona is a 1,500-acre lake with no size restrictions on boats and is now open for camping reservations. The park will re-open on May 2, 2014 for the summer season. Picacho Peak State Park, the famous Peak between Phoenix and Tucson, will close for the season from May 23 to September 23, 2014.

"In the summer, Picacho Peak State Park is not open due to the extreme heat and safety of our visitors," said Executive Director Bryan Martyn. "Lyman Lake State Park opens in the spring because it is located on the Colorado Plateau which is much cooler in the summer."

Summer days at Lyman Lake State Park are perfect for fishing, water-skiing, camping and hiking. The park features 61 camping sites with shade ramadas, picnic tables and grills. Campsites range from $20 to $30 a night depending on the type of campsite needed. There are also four air-conditioned camping cabins ($55). The four one-room log camping cabins overlook the lake with covered wood porches and comfortable features. They are accessible by car and RV and equipped with electric hook-ups outside.

Reservations for camping can be made 24-hours-a-day at or by calling (520) 586-2283 between 8am and 5pm (Mountain Standard Time) seven days per week. The park is located 11 miles south of St. Johns Arizona on US 191/180. Call the park at (928) 337-4441 to reserve ramadas and group areas or to get more information about the park. Visit

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 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.


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