park-banner

Statewide
Calendar

102 Scheduled Events

February 20 and 28, 2018   11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.

Frontier Printing Press Demonstration

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

A knowledgeable volunteer demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, type setting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering.

LEARN MORE

February 21, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Geology Hike

Lost Dutchman State Park

Following your guide up the Siphon Draw Trail to Jacobs Crosscut Trail will lead you to the most westerly portion of the Superstition Mountain range.

LEARN MORE

Thursday, February 22, 2018   1 p.m.

History Tour of Slide Rock

Slide Rock State Park

Take a ranger-led walking tour in the red rocks of Sedona and learn about the history of Slide Rock State Park and Oak Creek Canyon.

LEARN MORE

February 24, 2018   1:30pm

Geology Walking Tour Guided by Scott McFadden

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Learn about Pinal schist, the volcanic origins of Picket Post Mountain and the Apache Leap tuff.

LEARN MORE

February 24, 2018   4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Marty Davis Concert

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join us for an enlightening country western concert featuring the very talented Marty Davis!

LEARN MORE

February 24, 20188   1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Three Special Butterflies

Oracle State Park

The one hour slide show program focuses on the butterfly life cycle and raising butterflies.

LEARN MORE

February 24, 2018   11:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m.

Living History: Chocolate! 1000 Years and Counting

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Come discover the rich history of chocolate in the Southwest.

LEARN MORE

February 24, 2018

Move Across 2 Ranges

Catalina State Park

rail run, hike or stroll the beautiful Catalina and Tortolita mountain ranges. Choose your favorite distance: 6 miles, 10 miles, 15 miles or 21.5 miles. 

LEARN MORE

Saturday, February 24, 2018   10:00 am.

American Kestrel Project

Red Rock State Park

American Kestrel populations are declining throughout their North American range. Join the International Raptor & Falconry Center (IRFC) at Red Rock State Park for the installation of a new kestrel nest box.

LEARN MORE

Feb. 24   9:00 am- 2:00 pm

Arboretum Family Day

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Free admission to families that pre-register for this awesome event! Plenty of hiking tours and indoor workshops to keep you and your family occupied all day!

LEARN MORE

February 25, 2018   8:00 a.m.

50 Year Trail Steward

Catalina State Park

Enjoy a sense of community and feel good that you've helped maintain a southern Arizona icon! Join the team as we work towards improving the 50 year trail. Bring a friend to help out, we'll provide tools for all in attendance! 

LEARN MORE

February 25, 2018   8:00 a.m.

Sunday Guided Hike - East of 50th Year Trail

Catalina State Park

Explore the trails of Catalina State Park with experienced hiking guide, Gaston. Hike the 50th year Trail, to and from the Equestrian Center.

LEARN MORE

February 27, 2018   7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Destination Tubac & Tumacacori Tour

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Join us for a one-day docent-led tour of history, art, nature, lunch and shopping. Leave by bus from Tucson and travel to the Tubac Presidio, Tumacácori Mission and Tubac Center of the Arts for a morning of learning and exploring.

LEARN MORE

February 28, and March 1, 2018   6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Full Moon Hikes

Lost Dutchman State Park

Join us for a guided 2.5-mile moonlit hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains.

LEARN MORE

Feb. 28   11:00 am

Geology Wednesday for Home Schooled Children

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Join professional geologist Scott Mcfadden on a journey through the rockiest areas of the arboretum.

LEARN MORE

March 2-4, 2018   10 a.m.

Bluegrass on the Beach at Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu State Park

Come on out to the 2018 Bluegrass on the Beach Festival and mingle with bluegrass veterans and newcomers alike. There are jam sessions on and off stage, so don’t be shy about bringing your favorite instrument and joining in. Events include workshops, arts and crafts, great food and beer, kids zone and more.

LEARN MORE

Thursday 3/1 to Thursday 2/1

Boyce Thompson Book Club

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

The latest book “Buffalo Calf Road Woman” is the story of how a young, brave woman saved her brother on the battlefield. The book club meets once per month and is always looking to grow our group!

LEARN MORE

Every Saturday in March   4:30 p.m.

Campfire Chat

Picacho Peak State Park

Don’t feel like building your own campfire? Meet new friends and make memories at ours! Bring your own chair and beverage to the campfire circle adjacent to the campground amphitheater. Don’t forget your roasting sticks and marshmallows!

LEARN MORE

Saturday, March 3, 2018   10 a.m.

Picacho Peak via Sunset Vista Trail

Picacho Peak State Park

Join a park volunteer guide on the scenic Sunset Vista Trail that will lead you to the top of Picacho Peak. This is a challenging hike that involves steep switchbacks, rock scrambles, climbing up several cableways and an elevation change of 1,300 feet. Total distance is 6.2 miles round-trip and takes about 5 hours to complete.

LEARN MORE

March 3, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

March 3, 2018   4:00 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Catalina State Park

The very talented Marietta Loherlein plays a variety of folk, pop, and country music in this installment of the Music in the Mountains concert series.

LEARN MORE

March 3, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Mountain Men Tools of the Trade Display

Fort Verde State Historic Park

A must-visit for fans of "Jeremiah Johnson," The History Channel's "Mountain Men," or Discovery's "Alaska: The Last Frontier."

LEARN MORE

March 3, and 17, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month: Vintage Baseball Games

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Come cheer on vintage baseball players as they play a series of vintage baseball games.

LEARN MORE

March 3, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Understanding and Nurturing Desert Native Bees

Oracle State Park

Learn about these vital pollinators by reviewing basic information about native bees and their contribution as pollinators, focusing on key species and their life cycles, and reviewing best plants for native bees.

LEARN MORE

March 4, 11, 18, 25,2017   TBD

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Romero Ruins Adventure Walk

Catalina State Park

Romero Ruins is a multicomponent site that includes a Hohokam village dating from approximately AD 500 to 1450, as well as the remnants of the historic Francisco Romero Ranch.

LEARN MORE

March 4, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Hopi Mythology: A Journey thru Space and Time with Bo Montenegro

Red Rock State Park

Einstein understood the Hopi view of time as a process, and because of that the Hopi People were able to understand the concept of time as a fourth dimension.

LEARN MORE

Every Tuesday in March   9:30 a.m.

Coffee with a Ranger

Picacho Peak State Park

Meet our staff and volunteers and get your questions answered. (Bring your own coffee mug.)

LEARN MORE

Saturday, March 10, 2018   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2018 Archaeology Expo

Arizona State Parks

The 2018 Archaeology Expo will be held at the Arizona Museum of Natural History (AzMNH) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Archaeology Expo will kick off a month-long celebration of archaeology and heritage. Join us at this event.

LEARN MORE

March 10, 2018   10:00am

Homolovi II Ancestral Hopi Pueblo Tour

Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park’s main focus is to protect and interpret the archeological and historic resources of the Little Colorado River valley. The main emphasis is on four ancestral Hopi pueblos dating from 1260 to 1400. At this time the two largest sites are open for regular public viewing. Homolovi III and IV are currently closed.

LEARN MORE

March 10, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Military Medics during the Indian Wars Period

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Learn about early Frontier Army medical tools and equipment used by medics.

LEARN MORE

March 10, 2018   10:00 a.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Guided Tours: Homolovi II Ancestral Hopi Pueblo

Homolovi State Park

Join a Ranger and explore a late 14th century Hopi Pueblo. For this tour, dress in layers, and bring water, snacks, and appropriate hiking gear.

LEARN MORE

March 10, 2018   7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fishing Clinic with Game and Fish

Roper Lake State Park

Game and Fish Department will be hosting a fishing clinic. Meet at the Boat Ramp area.

LEARN MORE

March 11, 17, 2018 and April 7, 2018   8:30 a.m.

Guided Bird Walks

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Arboretum guided bird walks are an ideal way to get into birding and to sharpen your locating and identification skills! Beginners are always welcome at this exciting event.

LEARN MORE

March 11, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Room by Room

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Join us for a Stickley furniture tour of Riordan Mansion. Learn about Caroline and Timothy Riordan’s favorite chairs and hear how the five Stickley Brothers competed and mostly succeeded in a very competitive market.

LEARN MORE

March 14, 2018   7:00pm

Solstice Project Update at Homolovi

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

LEARN MORE

March 16 and 17, 2018   6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Special Event: Whisky Tasting at Tim Riordan's Dining Room Table

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Taste and learn about the whiskies of Scotland as you sit at Tim Riordan’s unique table in the oval dining room.

LEARN MORE

Saturday, March 17, 2018   10 a.m.

Beginner Guided Hike

Picacho Peak State Park

Learn a little about hiking safety and enjoy the scenic surroundings as you hike the Calloway trail up to an overlook below the face of Picacho Peak. Elevation gain 300 feet. 1.5 miles round-trip, about 1.5 hours.

LEARN MORE

March 17, 2018   4:00 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Catalina State Park

Jaye Parks and the Show Cats for a wonderful evening of music by the mountains. Jaye is joined by her husband, Steven Shochat, on bass and guitar and Lonesome Lee West, celebrated guitarist, singer, and songwriter will round out the Cats.

LEARN MORE

March 17, 2018   7:30 a.m.

Havasu Triathlon

Lake Havasu State Park

Triathletes from over 35 states compete in one of the premier triathlon races in the nation. The 15th Annual Havasu Triathlon & Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference is the oldest triathlon in Lake Havasu City! Known as one of the best swims in the sport with a challenging bike course.

LEARN MORE

March 17, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Ancient Indian Technology Display

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Learn about ancient Indian technology they used, as well as the history of the Fort.

LEARN MORE

March 17-18, 2018

Family Campout in Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman State Park

The Arizona Family Campout Program (FCP) is designed for families that have little or no camping experience and gives them two fun-filled days at a state park!

LEARN MORE

March 17, 2018   8:00 a.m.

Guided Bird Walk

Oracle State Park

Join knowledgeable birding guide, Craig Anderson, for a casual trail walk to our local wildlife waterhole! During the walk, participants will observe and identify resident and migrating birds of the park.

LEARN MORE

March 18, 2018   1pm

Bear Necessities at Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park

Would you like to know more about the black bear of Arizona? Information about bears, an appearance from the "Everywhere Bear," and information about safety around Bears will be presented in this 30-40 minute program.

LEARN MORE

March 23-25, 2018   10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hobie Cat Regatta

Lake Havasu State Park

Competitors travel from across the Western U.S. for the event, which is the first event of the 2018 Hobie Division 2 regatta schedule. Races will take place off of Windsor Beach in Lake Havasu State Park. Spectators are welcome to watch the beautiful multi-colored sails race on the blue waters of Lake Havasu, from the water or the beach!

LEARN MORE

March 24, 2018   TBT

142nd Anniversary of the Colonization of the Little Colorado River Valley

Homolovi State Park

Celebrate the 142nd Anniversary of the Colonization of the Little Colorado River Valley!

LEARN MORE

March 24, 2018   11:00am

32nd Anniversary Celebration at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us for the 32nd Anniversary Celebration of Homolovi State Park's establishment inception!

LEARN MORE

March 24, 2018   10:00 a.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Guided Tour: Historic Sunset Cemetery

Homolovi State Park

Join a Ranger for guided tours of a Mormon cemetery (1876-1888) in Homolovi State Park.  This cemetery is all that remains of the five United Order Settlements of the early Latter Day Saints Church.

LEARN MORE

March 24, 2018   1:00 p.m.

Archaeology & Heritage Awareness Month: Tour: Brigham City Fort

Homolovi State Park

Join a Ranger for guided tours of Brigham City, one of the Little Colorado River Valley settlements by the early Latter Day Saints Church.

LEARN MORE

March 24, 2018   6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Star Party and Guest Speaker

Oracle State Park

Come to Oracle State Park for our next Star Party on Saturday. Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 8 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association!

LEARN MORE

March 24-25, 2018

Family Campout at Catalina

Catalina State Park

The Arizona Family Campout Program (FCP) is designed to give families that have little or no camping experience a great weekend in an Arizona state park!

LEARN MORE

March 31, 2018   1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Event to pay tribute and honor our Vietnam Veterans.

LEARN MORE

March 31, 2018   5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Blue Moon Trail Music Event

Oracle State Park

Take a pre-sunset walk along the one-mile Nature Trail Loop while enjoying the sounds of live instrumental music at designated spots along the trail.

LEARN MORE

April 1, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Amazing Geological Sights of Northern Arizona with Ken Bork

Red Rock State Park

Northern Arizona has an amazingly rich collection of geological sites, many known for their exceptional beauty. We will tour the northern tier of the state, in an illustrated lecture from Monument Valley and the Navajo lands of the NE to the Grand Canyon, continuing to the Nevada border.

LEARN MORE

April 6-8, 2018

Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show

Lake Havasu State Park

The 27th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show will host more than 140 exhibitors and vendors featuring the finest in boats and marine accessories. It’s the largest boat show in AZ and NV featuring 60+ different brands of family runabouts, ski/wakeboard boats, fishing boats, cruisers, deck boats, pontoons, personal watercraft, kayaks, paddleboards and the biggest selection of performance sport boats west of Miami.

LEARN MORE

Saturday, April 7, 2018   8 a.m.

Hike the Peak on Hunter Trail

Picacho Peak State Park

Get an early start to beat the heat and join a park volunteer guide on the Hunter Trail and enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Picacho Peak. This is a challenging hike that involves steep switchbacks, rock scrambles, climbing up several cableways and an elevation change of 1,600 feet. Total distance is 4 miles round-trip and takes 4-5 hours to complete.

LEARN MORE

April 7, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

April 7, 2018   5:00 p.m.

Music in the Mountains Concert Series

Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park welcomes back Nancy Elliott for the Music in Mountains concert series after her previously amazing show! 

LEARN MORE

April 07, 2018   7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Star Party at Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park

Come to Catalina State Park for our next Star Party on Saturday.  Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 10 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association! 

LEARN MORE

April 7-8, 2018   Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm

History of the Soldier

Fort Verde State Historic Park

Reenactors bring military history to life from the American Revolution to the present day. Guest speakers, reenactments, military encampments, and weapons demonstrations make this an outstanding experience for all military aficionados.

LEARN MORE

April 7-8, 2018

Family Campout at Patagonia Lake

Patagonia Lake State Park

The Arizona Family Campout Program (FCP) is designed to give families that have little or no camping experience a great weekend in the parks!

LEARN MORE

April 7   2:00 pm -9:00 pm

Kartchner Star Party

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join us at this award winning venue April 7! The International Dark Sky Association has deemed Kartchner Caverns State Park worthy of special designation, be amazed at what you're seeing!

LEARN MORE

April 8, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Sustainability a Historic Perspective

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Join us for a 90 minute guided tour of Riordan Mansion as we focus on green building practices and how they have applied to the restoration of the mansion.

LEARN MORE

April 14-15, 2018

Family Campout at Fool Hollow Lake

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed to give families that have little or no experience camping a great weekend in the parks.

LEARN MORE

April 21, 2018   10:00am to 12:00pm

Hopi Code Talker Day at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Pay tribute to ten of America's (Secret) War Heroes, the WWII Hopi Code Talkers!

LEARN MORE

April 28-29, 2018

Family Campout at Roper Lake

Roper Lake State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed to give families that have little or no experience camping a great time in the parks!

LEARN MORE

May 5, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

May 9, 2018   7:00pm

Turkeys and Humans in the Prehistoric Southwest

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

LEARN MORE

May 12-13, 2018

Family Campout at River Island

River Island State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping.

LEARN MORE

May 13, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: The Riordan Ladies

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Step right into 1904 and hear stories of survival, and success in young Flagstaff as the Riordan ladies share their tales during a guided mansion tour.

LEARN MORE

May 19, 2018   10:00am to 2:00pm

Kids to Parks Day at Homolovi

Homolovi State Park

Homolovi will have some children's activities, and a petroglyph hike on Tsu'vo at 11:00 am.  Jr Ranger Program campaign, solar telescope viewing at the Winslow Homolovi Observatory unit at 2 pm.

LEARN MORE

May 19-20, 2018

Family Campout at Dead Horse Ranch

Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Arizona Family Campout Program weekends are designed for families that have little or no experience camping.

LEARN MORE

June 2, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

June 2, 2018   5:00 p.m.

International Dark Sky Association

Homolovi State Park

Pete Strasser from the International Dark Sky Association will be presenting to us a program about light pollution and how we can make changes preserve our night skies.

LEARN MORE

June 10, 2018   1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Tea on the Verdanda

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Step into 1904 and have tea on the veranda just as the Riordan’s did at the beginning of last century.

LEARN MORE

June 13, 2018   7:00pm

Homolovi or Rock Art Ranch

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

LEARN MORE

July 7, 2018   Sunset

Star Party Viewing at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

July 7, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

July 7, 2018   5:30 p.m.

Introduction to Astronomy

Homolovi State Park

Join us for a fun night of activities and family planetary viewing.

LEARN MORE

July 8, 2018   2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Historic Milton Walking Tour

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Learn about the town site of Milton on a guided 90 minute walk from Riordan Mansion to the Arizona Lumber and Timber company property.

LEARN MORE

July 11, 2018   7:00pm

Rock Art of Australia at Homolovi

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

LEARN MORE

August 4, 2018

Suvoyuki Day at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park's signature event with native dancers, pottery firing demonstrations, artists's marketplace, and a traditional native corn roast.

LEARN MORE

August 11, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

August 11, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Flagstaff Event: Arizona Rough Riders

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Arizona Rough Riders describe the era, the war, the effects, and the social mores of turn of the century America. 

LEARN MORE

August 12, 2018   2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Historic Milton Walking Tour

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Learn about the town site of Milton on a guided 90 minute walk from Riordan Mansion to the Arizona Lumber and Timber company property.

LEARN MORE

September 1, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

September 01, 2018   7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Star Party at Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park

Come to Oracle State Park for our next Star Party on Saturday. Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 10 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association! 

LEARN MORE

September 1, 2018   7:00 p.m.

Famous Women Astronomers

Homolovi State Park

Barry Malpas from the Coconino Astronomical Society will be presenting solar viewing techniques during his evening program about Famous Women Astronomers throughout History.

LEARN MORE

September 09, 2018   1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: Tea on the Verdanda

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Step into 1904 and have tea on the veranda just as the Riordan’s did at the beginning of last century.

LEARN MORE

September 11, 2018   5:00pm to 6:30pm

17th Annual Remembrance and Reflection at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

17th Annual Remembrance and Reflection: Patriots Day 2018 at the City of Winslow at the 9-11 Remembrance Garden, 2101 E. Third Street, sponsored by Homolovi State Park Staff.

LEARN MORE

September 22, 2018   8:00am to 5:00pm

Museum Day Live with the Smithsonian

Homolovi State Park

Annual Event celebrating America’s Rich Cultural and historic Heritage through our partners and museums.  Activities TBA.

LEARN MORE

September 30, 2018   Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-2:00pm

Colonel's Daughter

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.

LEARN MORE

October 6, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

October 13, 2018   6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Star Party at Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park

Come to Catalina State Park for our next Star Party on Saturday.  Imagine what you will see in the skies looking through 10 big telescopes provided by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association! 

LEARN MORE

October 13 and 14, 2018   Saturday 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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.

LEARN MORE

October 13   2:00 pm- 9:00 pm

Kartchner Star Party

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Join us at this award winning venue October 13! The International Dark Sky Association has deemed Kartchner Caverns State Park worthy of special designation, be amazed at what you're seeing!

LEARN MORE

November 3, 2018   Sunset

Star Party at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Join us at Homolovi’s Visitor Center Museum and Observatory for a night under the stars!

LEARN MORE

November 14, 2018   7:00pm

Ethnography and Archaeology in NM: Capulin Volcano National Monument Ethnographic Overview and Assessment

Homolovi State Park

The Homolovi Chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Society Programs are presented on the second Wednesday of each month.

LEARN MORE

November 16-18, 2018   9 a.m. - 5 p.m., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

7th Annual Sand,Water, RV Expo

Lake Havasu State Park

The 2018 Sand-Water-RV Expo captures the spirit and passion of these complementary outdoor recreation activities, providing motivated consumers the opportunity to browse, compare, and shop for the latest and greatest in off-road vehicles, trucks, sand rails, ATVs, UTVs, 4x4s, buggies, golf carts, motorcycles, electric vehicles, mobility scooters, RVs, toy haulers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, power boats, pontoons, personal watercraft, kayaks, paddleboards, bicycles, camping/hunting equipment and all related accessory recreational products and services.

LEARN MORE

November 17-18, 2018   9am. - 4pm.

Civil War in the Southwest

Picacho Peak State Park

Arizona State Parks & Trails is strongly committed to being a good steward of the budget and resources to operate over 35 parks in Arizona. We will continue to work with any group to make their events successful at any of our state parks in Arizona.

LEARN MORE

November 17, 2018

Water/Ways Exhibit

McFarland State Historic Park

Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.

LEARN MORE

November 17, 2018   11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Fort Verde State Historic Park

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

LEARN MORE

October 19, 2018

Water/Ways Exhibit

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.

LEARN MORE

Ongoing Programs

Every Fridays January thru April 20, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Karaoke Every Friday

Lost Dutchman State Park

Bring your guitar, handheld instrument and singing voice to the amphitheater every Friday afternoon for a music jam session.

LEARN MORE

Saturdays and Sundays   11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Guided Tours of the Historic Kannally Ranch House

Oracle State Park

Drop in for a guided tour of the Historic Kannally Ranch House.

LEARN MORE

Ongoing Daily   11:00 a.m.

Daily Guided Tours

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Arboretum volunteers narrate the history of Arizona’s oldest and largest botanical garden while pointing out colorful plants and birds during a relaxed walk to observe seasonal changes.

LEARN MORE

Every Sunday   8:00 a.m.

Sunday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina

Catalina State Park

Mike, an experienced birder and park volunteer leads this bird walk through the foothills of the Catalina Mountains.

LEARN MORE

3rd Sunday of the month (Oct.-May)   1:00 p.m.

Archaeology Hike

Red Rock State Park

Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park. The hike will identify the various archeological features and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites.

LEARN MORE

Every Tuesdays January-March   2 p.m.

Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Bring your own bowl and spoon and head over to the Buckskin Center for an ice cream social every Tuesday from January through March!

LEARN MORE

Saturdays through April   10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Catalina State Park Nature Program: Saturdays

Catalina State Park

Learn about and see many reptiles that live naturally in the Sonoran Desert.

LEARN MORE

Saturdays and Sundays   9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., twilight

Boat Tours

Patagonia Lake State Park

Join us for boat tours at Patagonia Lake State Park and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! There will be three tours every Saturday and Sunday, plus a special twilight tour on Saturdays.

LEARN MORE

Every Fridays   8 a.m.

Friday Guided Bird Walks at Catalina

Catalina State Park

Join experienced bird guide, Jim or Max, on a bird walk through the park.  They will help participants spot and identify the various birds that visit and live in the Catalina Mountains.

LEARN MORE

February 7, thru April 4, 2018   9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday Workshop - Basic Gourd Art, Thunder Gourds, Pine Needle Coiling

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

Wednesday Workshops are designed to inspire thought while evoking the creativity within you. Choose from varying levels and join us for a great time!

LEARN MORE

Saturdays and Sundays   9 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., twilight

Boat Tours

Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

Join us for boat tours at Patagonia Lake State Park and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! There will be three tours every Saturday and Sunday, plus a special twilight tour on Saturdays.

LEARN MORE

Every Fridays January-March   7 p.m.

Campfire Fridays

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Bring a chair, flashlight, musical instrument, your favorite story and join us at a campfire located at the Buckskin fire ring located in the NW corner of the park!

LEARN MORE

Every Saturday   9:00 a.m.

Saturday Guided Bird Walk

Red Rock State Park

 Join a Volunteer Naturalist at Red Rock State Park for an invigorating and enjoyable tour of the many feathered friends that call the park home.

LEARN MORE

4th Sunday of the month (Oct-Nov, Jan-May)   1:00 p.m.

Ethnobotany of Sedona Guided Hike

Red Rock State Park

Learning more about the native plants and trees here in the Sedona area is a great way to enhance any hike. Our volunteer guides explain how plant life is interconnected with indigenous cultures, pioneer settlers, people in our contemporary time and wildlife.

LEARN MORE

Ongoing Daily

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.

LEARN MORE

Ongoing Daily   10:00 a.m.

Daily Guided Nature Walks

Red Rock State Park

A volunteer naturalist leads a guided nature walk informing visitors about the different life zones of Red Rock State Park.

LEARN MORE

Every Saturdays January-March   9 a.m.

Guided Nature Walk

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Come out to Buckskin Mountain State Park for a ranger or volunteer-guided nature walk every Saturday at 9 a.m.

LEARN MORE

Sign up for our Parks newsletter!


  ARIZONA STATE PARKS  

Outdoor Recreation Info Center
Visitors Welcome!
23751 N. 23rd Ave. #190
Phoenix, AZ 85085

 (877) MY-PARKS

ONLINE RESERVATIONS
Mission Statement
"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our Parks and through our Partners."