The park WiFi will be unavailable until further notice.
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.
Romero Site Interpretive Hike
Catalina State Park
First and Third Monday of the Month 9 a.m.
Join our local interpretive guides for a hike to the Romero Ruins. With this program, you'll walk through one thousand years of Hohokam history in 90 minutes.
Meet at the Romero Ruins ramada on the first and third Monday of each month at 9 a.m., starting November 6 and continuing through March.
Expect 77 steep steps to the Romero site before the trail levels off into an easy hike. Wear closed-toed shoes, a hat and bring water. Caution: Due to heavy rains the trail crossing the wash may be flowing. Please be prepared to walk through cold ankle deep water. Extra socks, garbage bags, or water shoes are useful.
Limited to 20 people. Registration is required. Register HERE and search "Catalina" for the events.
Please note there are NO Restrooms at this site; the nearest restroom to the Romero Ruins parking lot is in the picnic area.
There is no cost to this program, but park entrance fees apply or bring your Arizona State Parks annual pass.
Wednesday Guided Bird Walk at Catalina
Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
First and Third Friday of the Month
Witness Catalina State Park’s nocturnal wildlife and stargaze on a one-mile, guided night hike on the Nature Trail. You’ll learn fun facts about the Sonoran Desert’s nocturnal animals like scorpions, coyotes, and bats. When the stars come out, experience a guided constellation tour featuring a variety of cultures and astronomy facts.
Saturday, December 2, 2023
There are many success stories in the fight against buffelgrass! Join the Buffel Slayers to eradicate buffelgrass from the park. Be prepared to work hard!
Catalina State Park Nature Program
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.
December 2, 2023
Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Sean Lewis
Wide range of guitar and vocal selections that span many decades.
Sunday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina
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.
Dec. 10 and 24
Sunday Geology Walk at Catalina
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.
December 16, 2023
Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Austin Owen
Austin Owen will return to Catalina State Park to perform an eclectic mix of music ranging from R&B to Bossa nova!