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Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19 and guidelines from the CDC and Arizona Department of Health Services, we will be postponing or cancelling all park events through May 8, 2020.

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29 Scheduled Events

April 11   9:40 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Sign Language Saturday Cave Tours

Kartchner Caverns State Park

Come out and see the caves! Arizona State Parks and Trails is excited to announce our new Sign Language Saturdays. We will be offering tours joined by a sign language interpreter to help make the experience the most fun and educational for those in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.

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Monday, April 13, 2020   12:15-1 p.m.

CANCELLED: 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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April 18-19, 2020

CANCELLED: Family Campout

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

CANCELLED: 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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Wednesday, April 22, 2020   7 a.m.

CANCELLED - Earth Day Guided Hike at Oracle

Oracle State Park

Celebrate Earth Day and join a hike led by Friends of Oracle State Park volunteers. Oracle State Park will host more Earth Day Weekend activities April 25 & 26!

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April 25-26, 2020

CANCELLED: Family Campout

Red Rock State Park

CANCELLED: 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, April 25, 2020   2 p.m.

CANCELLED - Seasonal Changes at the Park

Oracle State Park

Join Hilary Cox on a virtual tour through seasonal changes in vegetation at Oracle State Park. Learn more about interrelationships between plants, insects, birds and the weather.

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May 9-10, 2020

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 9 | 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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May 10, 2020   2-3:30 p.m.

Riordan Second Sunday Special Tour: The Women of the Riordan Mansion

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Step back to 1904 with a guided tour of the Riordan Mansion featuring the Riordan women and their stories.

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May 16-17, 2020

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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May 16 - September 7, 2020

Blue Star Museum at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

Calling all active duty military families! This May, Homolovi State Park will become a "Blue Star Museum," which provides free park admission to the nation's active duty military personnel and their families from May 16, until September 7!

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May 16, 2020   9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

National Kids to Parks Day at Homolovi

Homolovi State Park

Join a ranger on a one-mile walk on the historic Tsüvó (sue-voe) Trail and complete your Jr. Ranger program packet to receive your official Rocky the Ringtail badge!

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Saturday, May 16 to Monday, September 7, 2020

Art Exhibition: Following the Stars

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park & Museum invites artists to submit work inspired by our region’s magnificent night sky.

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Dates Vary   Times Vary

CANCELLED (until further notice): Moonlight Hike

Red Rock State Park

CANCELLED (until further notice): The Moonlight Hike is among the most popular interpretive hikes at Red Rock State Park.  Led by a knowledgeable volunteer naturalist, this hike gives participants the rare opportunity to enjoy the sunset and moon rise from an overlook and return by the light of the moon.

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June 6 and July 18, 2020   10 a.m.

1st Annual Arts, Crafts and Quilting Show

Lyman Lake State Park

Come join us to see all the amazing work from our local artists and crafters. Vendors, activities, and fun in the sun.

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June 13 | July 11 | Aug. 8 | Sept. 12   Times vary

Summer Sunset Hikes

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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June 16-18, 2020

18th Annual Historic Preservation Conference

Arizona State Parks

The 18th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Tempe. The 18th annual event theme is PreserVISION 2020. Award nominations are also now open.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020   9 a.m.

Scavenger Hunt

Lyman Lake State Park

Do you like solving riddles? Then come to Lyman Lake State Park for an outdoor adventure!

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June 20, 2020   8:00 a.m.

First Day of Summer Petroglyph Hike

Homolovi State Park

Join a park ranger for a guided tour of the Homolovi II Ancestral Hopi Pueblo and Box Canyon Petroglyphs.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020   11 a.m.

Wheels at the Lake Classic Car Show

Lyman Lake State Park

Come join us for fun in the sun, classic cars, door prizes, and prizes for best in categories!

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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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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 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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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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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 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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Ongoing Programs

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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Every Saturday   2:00 p.m.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Ice Cream Social

Buckskin Mountain State Park

Join staff and visitors for an Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center!

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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 Monday and Friday morning   8:00 a.m.

CANCELLED (until further notice) - Guided Bird Walks

Patagonia Lake State Park

Guided bird walks are back! Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the southern Arizona foothills.

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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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4th Saturday of the month   Sunset

CANCELLED through May 8: Star Parties at Homolovi State Park

Homolovi State Park

CANCELLED through May 8: 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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Every Saturday   2 p.m.

CANCELLED (until further notice): Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center

River Island State Park

Join staff and visitors for an Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center in Buckskin Mountain State Park!

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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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