The park has reopened.

Parking is only allowed in designated parking spots. Please observe all rules distributed by rangers when entering the park. Use caution as flooding is possible.

Camping & RVs

Take a break from city life by staying at one of our 120 campsites, with electric and water hookups. A quiet place to listen to nature right on the edge of Tucson.

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Programs & Events

Catalina State Park Nature Program

Saturdays in October 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Learn about and see many reptiles that live naturally in the Sonoran Desert. Listen to our experts talk about the creatures and their adaptions to survive in the desert.

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Raptor Demonstration

Fridays, October 7 and 21, 2022 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Learn about the behavior and biology of native raptors and how the ancient art of falconry has shaped modern raptor conservation efforts.

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Sunday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina

Sundays beginning October 9 7:30 a.m.

Experienced bird guides lead this bird walk. They will help you spot and identify various birds that live and visit the park. Novices, seasoned birders, and every experience level of birder will enjoy this event.

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Wednesday Guided Bird Walk

Wednesdays beginning October 12, 2022 7:30 a.m.

Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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Star Party at Catalina State Park

Saturday, October 15, 2022 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Imagine what you can see with telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association at Catalina State Park! Join us for an exciting, educational Star Party!

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Sunday Geology Walk

Sundays, October 16 and October 30, 2022 8:00 a.m.

How were the Santa Catalina Mountains formed? What are some of the different rocks in the park? Learn about the geology of the park with experienced geologist, Karen.

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Trails

Whether it's hiking, biking, horseback riding, or history, Catalina State Park's trails have something for everyone.

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Park and Facility Hours

The park is open year-round

Day Use

5:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. daily

Visitor Center/Park Store

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily

Thanksgiving: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Christmas: closed

Park Entrance Fee

Per vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/bicycle: $3.00

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