Arizona State Parks and Trails is monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and the impact of coronavirus for our state parks. We are taking the recommended precautions presented by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to provide a safe experience for our visitors as they responsibly enjoy campsites, cabins and hiking trails throughout Arizona's state parks. Arizona's state parks are included in the list of essential services provided by Governor Ducey.
We are taking the necessary precautions for our visitors, volunteers and staff as recommended by the CDC and Arizona Department of Health Services. We ask that our visitors help us follow these guidelines by not gathering in groups, maintaining social distance of six feet, using a different park or trail if it's crowded, using hand sanitizer, and packing out all trash. We will continue to provide open spaces, hiking trails, campgrounds, and outdoor destinations for people to enjoy as long as we are able.
Alamo Lake State Park - camping loops D&E
Colorado River State Historic Park
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area - double campsites limited to one side
Fort Verde State Historic Park - opening June 1, 2020
Jerome State Historic Park
Kartchner Caverns cave tours
McFarland State Historic Park
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park - trails to the bridge and reservations at Goodfellow Lodge
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
At this time, all recreational state parks and trails are open to the public. Most historic parks are closed. Contact centers and gift shops may be open with physical distancing requirements. Spend time in the great outdoors and fresh air by exploring hiking trails, but please do so responsibly. We will be limiting the number of people entering the park to help maintain social distancing guidelines. Expect temporary closures at busy parks and reduced parking spaces.
Campgrounds and cabins are open. Rangers will make contact outside when you arrive. We are following Arizona Department of Health and CDC guidelines for all cleaning procedures at campsites, cabins, restrooms and public spaces. RV campers may be asked to use RV facilities.
Kartchner Caverns State Park will begin running limited cavern tours, by reservation only, on June 1, 2020. Masks or a face covering that covers both the mouth and nose will be required to enter the cave. This is for your safety as well as the safety of our staff and other visitors. If you are not comfortable with this requirement, please consider delaying your visit. We are asking that visitors bring their own mask/face covering that they are comfortable wearing. Tour capacity will be limited to six visitors per tour. If your party is more than six people, please call 1-877-MY-PARKS, option 2 to speak to a representative. At this time the cavern tours will be restricted to age 7 and over.
If you are not feeling well, are showing any symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 please delay your visit or call us to reschedule for a later date. There will be no Helmet & Headlamp, Photo Tours, or ASL tours until further notice.
Park-sponsored events are cancelled or postponed until after June 1. Family Campout will resume its season in Fall 2020. If you have questions about a specific event, please contact that park directly. For more information about the Family Campout Program, please email the Program Administrator.
Our park staff continues to follow guidelines provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the CDC. Actions and guidelines include:
For RV travelers:
For more information about COVID-19 and what Arizona is doing, see the below websites.
For information about other land managers and parks in Arizona, visit these websites: