Due to construction, Day Use overflow parking at Upper Cattail will not be available this summer.

Facility Information

Facilities available at Cattail Cove State Park. This park is participating in a pilot program called Long Term Camping; read details below.

 Ranger Station

The Cattail Cove Ranger Station is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and includes a small gift shop.


Two accessible restrooms buildings are located in the campgrounds.

 Gift Shop

Located in the Ranger Station, the gift shop's hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The gift shop has books on hiking, birds, plants, trees and other interesting subjects. We have a children’s section with books and t-shirts. We also carry Cattail Cove t-shirts, polos and baseball caps.

 Dump Station

Dump Station is available for a $15.00 per vehicle fee.


Showers are available year-round in the two restrooms buildings.

 Picnic Areas/Shelters

Enjoy a picnic in a ramada on a beautiful, sandy beachfront.

 Non-Motorized Watercraft

Non-motorized watercraft may launch at the boat ramp.

 Wildlife Viewing

Birds include loons, ducks, Gambel's quail, hummingbirds and vultures. You may also see rabbits, coyotes, bighorn sheep, raccoons, bobcat and snakes. For a list of recently spotted birds at Cattail Cove, check here.

Park Rules

  • Campsite reservations for the park can be made online 24/7  or during business hours contact the Reservation Call Center at 1-877-MY PARKS (697-2757).
  • Quiet hours are strictly enforced from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. No music from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. No loud music allowed at any time.
  • Campsite limit: six adults and six children per site.
  • Limit of two vehicles allowed per campsite. If second vehicle is not registered to you, it must pay the required fees.
  • Pets are not allowed on developed beaches. Keep your pet on a six-foot leash and attended to at all time.
  • Please pick up after your pet. Pet run and doggie beach are available.
  • Do not hang rope, wire, or cords, etc. to any trees.
  • All fires must be contained in provided fire rings.
  • Checkout time is noon. Check-in time is 2 p.m.
  • Vehicles arriving prior to 6 a.m. (Arizona time) must pay for the previous night.
  • Drive only on designated roads.
  • Swim only in designated areas.
  • Glass containers are not allowed on the beaches.
  • Possessing or igniting fireworks is illegal in Arizona State Parks.
  • The use of firearms and weapons is prohibited.
  • Littering is unlawful.

Agency Rules & Regulations