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28 Scheduled Events

Monday, August 10, 2020   12:15-1 p.m.

VIRTUAL: Brown Bag Lecture: Arizona State Parks: A Guide to Amazing Places in the Grand Canyon State

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Roger Naylor’s latest book celebrates Arizona State Parks. The entire story of Arizona can be told through its award-winning system of state parks. With travel writer Roger Naylor as your guide, explore these hidden treasures that represent the staggering diversity of the state—saguaro-dotted desert, rugged mountains, red rock canyons, rolling grasslands, shady forests, and a playground of rivers and lakes.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020   10 a.m.

National Dog Day Celebration

Lyman Lake State Park

Join us at the park for a day to celebrate everyone's best friend! Local rescues and shelters will be on site, along with an agility course, art activities, and a costume contest for your pooch. 

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Saturday, September 5, 2020   3 p.m.

Patriotic Glow

Lyman Lake State Park

Join us at Lyman Lake for a patriotic water parade! Decorate your watercraft to participate! Vendors, live music and a pyro show!

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September 12-13, 2020

Family Campout

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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Sept. 12   Times vary

Summer Sunset Hike

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Hike through the beautiful Whetstone Mountains at sunset on the Ocotillo Trail or the Foothills Loop Trail!

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Sept. 12 | Nov. 14   10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Foothills Loop Hiking Series

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join a ranger for a guided hike along the Foothills Loop Trail. The trail climbs across rocky terrain of the limestone hill north of the cave and descends into the wash that follows the fault between the Whetstone Block and the San Pedro Block.

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September 19-20, 2020

Family Campout

Slide Rock State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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September 27, 2020

Colonel's Daughter/Little Britches & Petticoat Contest

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Young women from the Camp Verde area compete in poise and horsemanship for a set of spurs and the title of "Colonel's Daughter," inspired by the 1882 novel by Capt. Charles E. King.

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October 3-4, 2020

Family Campout

Lake Havasu State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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October 10-11, 2020

Fort Verde Days

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park celebrates Fort Verde Days with a flag-raising and lowering ceremony, living history presentations with the Buffalo Soldiers and Indian Wars period re-enactors, special presentations, a fashion show, cavalry drills and a vintage baseball game.

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Oct. 10   Times vary

Star Party at Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park

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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October 10, 2020   9 a.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Lyman Lake State Park

Supporting the fighters, admiring the survivors, honoring the taken, and never ever giving up hope. Come walk with us. 

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October 17-18, 2020

Family Campout

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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Oct. 10 | Dec. 12   10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ocotillo Trail Hiking Series

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Get a taste of the Whetstone Mountains backcountry on the Ocotillo Trail! Join an experienced park ranger for a 3.2 mile hike over moderate terrain.

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October 24-25, 2020

Family Campout

Roper Lake State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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Saturday, October 24, 2020   3 p.m.

Trunk or Treat!

Lyman Lake State Park

Come join us for a spooky good Halloween! Pumpkin carving contest, games and candy for everyone!

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November 7-8, 2020

Family Campout

Oracle State Park

Arizona Family Campout Programweekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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November 14, 2020   11:00 a.m.

Flag Disposal Ceremony

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Fort Verde State Historic Park and American Legion Post #135 will be hosting the annual flag disposal ceremony on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

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November 14, 2020 to April 10, 2021

Art in the Park Series: Exuberance: An Artistic Botanical Experience

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Calling all creative thinkers, independent spirits and garden dreamers. The Presidio, dedicated to the conservation and preservation of history and art, is inviting you to participate in an outdoor garden art exhibit for an entire Tubac season!

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December 12-13, 2020 and March 13-14, 2021

Family Campout

Lost Dutchman State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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4th Saturday of the month   Sunset

CANCELLED through November: Star Parties at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

CANCELLED through November: On the fourth Saturday of every month, Homolovi State Park hosts a star party at the park's observatory! Come and marvel at the wonders of the cosmos!

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March 27-28, 2021

Family Campout

Catalina State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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April 10-11, 2021

Family Campout

Patagonia Lake State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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April 17-18, 2021

Family Campout

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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April 24-25, 2021

Family Campout

Red Rock State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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May 8-9, 2021

Family Campout

River Island State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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May 15-16, 2021

Family Campout

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family and inspire you to continue to explore the great outdoors!

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

Parker Tube Float

Buckskin Mountain State Park

In June 2021, Parker, Arizona becomes Float Town, U.S.A.! Join us for the 42nd Annual Parker Tube Float. Float down the gorgeous Parker Strip on the Colorado River from Buckskin Mountain State Park to La Paz County Park.

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Ongoing Programs

Ongoing Daily

CANCELLED (Until further notice) Self-guided tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House

Oracle State Park

Visit the park office/gift-shop and take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home.

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January 18, 2020-January 10, 2021

Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol'ovi

Homolovi State Park

Life Along the River: Ancestral Hopi at Homol’ovi is on display at the La Posada Hotel in Winslow until January 2021. The exhibit looks at the community of Homol’ovi, formed by immigrants more than 700 years ago, along the Little Colorado River near present-day Winslow.

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Every Wednesday and Saturday   8:00 a.m.

CANCELLED (Until further notice) Wednesday and Saturday Bird Walks

Red Rock State Park

Bird enthusiasts can join a naturalist for a guided walk appropriate for beginners and advanced birders. The greatest diversity of bird species can be found in the riparian area next to Oak Creek or along the field behind the Visitor Center.

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Daily   10:00 a.m.

CANCELLED (Until further notice) Daily Guided Nature Walks at Red Rock

Red Rock State Park

Every morning a volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park. The subjects discussed on this walk include geology, wildlife, history, archaeology, and plant life.

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