Lake Havasu State Park will again be offering free admission to the Windsor 4 event area for the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Guests will be able to view the parade from the London Bridge Channel shoreline.
Celebrate the holidays with Fort Verde State Historic Park when we decorate the fort with Victorian-style holiday decorations. Discover all of the events celebrated at the Fort and in the town of Camp Verde!
Learn about and see many reptiles that live naturally in the Sonoran Desert. Listen to our experts talk about the creatures and their adaptions to survive in the desert.
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.
Have you ever wanted to take photos of the amazing underground world of Kartchner Caverns? Here's your chance! Arizona State Parks and Trails now offers an opportunity to take photos inside the cave every month. Registration for this tour is $125 per person.
Get into the holiday spirit at Riordan Mansion!
Experience a boat tour around Patagonia Lake! Discover the history, vegetation, and overwhelming beauty of the surrounding area.
Join us as we host candlelight tours through Fort Verde State Park's historic homes along Officer's Row. December 14 is a fee free day sponsored by Camp Verde Parks & Recreation!
Join staff and visitors for an Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center!
Join staff and visitors for an Ice Cream Social at the Buckskin Center in Buckskin Mountain State Park!
Join a park volunteer guide on the Hunter Trail and enjoy 360 degree views from the top of Picacho Peak.
Join us for our December concert series featuring Bruce Carlson!
Join the Buffel Slayers to eradicate buffelgrass from the area. Be prepared to work hard!
Bring the kids to the park to make their own Victorian holiday ornament, also known as a “tussy mussy.”
Our monthly-guided geology hike led by our knowledgeable volunteers will take you out on our trails to discuss how Sedona transformed into what we see today. This interpretive experience is for both the beginner and experienced hiker.
Experienced bird guides lead this bird walk. They will help you spot and identify various birds that live and visit the park. Novices, seasoned birders, and every experience level of birder will enjoy this event.
Join rangers at Oracle State Park for a festive activity and a souvenir to bring home with you! Make your own holiday wreath using plant material gathered at Oracle State Park, including soapberry, mistletoe, buckwheat, manzanita, juniper and more.
Join a park ranger on a guided tour where the whole family can learn about the history and mystery surrounding the Hohokam’s largest ruin site in the park.
The Gilded Age is remembered as a time of corruption and unscrupulous behavior among businessmen and politicians. This nefarious behavior transcended into science, where two paleontologists—Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh—went from friendly collaborators to bitter rivals.
Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
Join us for a guided 2.5-mile hike on Jacob’s Crosscut Trail at the base of the mysterious Superstition Mountains during the full moon.
Join experienced bird guides Nancy and Steve lead this bird walk through the park. They will help participants spot and identify the various birds that visit and live in the Catalina Mountains.
Guided bird walks are back! Both novice and seasoned birders enjoy the variety of birds that visit and live in the southern Arizona foothills.
Oracle is a beautiful, quiet park at about 4500 feet elevation, with a different habitat than Tucson, offering a chance to see higher elevation species.
The staff at the courthouse will begin lighting the luminaries at dusk. Join us for holiday refreshments in the gallows courtyard, local carolers, kids crafts, and a classic holiday movie!
Guess Who's Coming to Town? Join Patagonia Lake State Park in celebrating the season! Activities include ornament crafts, a cakewalk, and donations to Toys for Tots! Plus, don't miss an appearance by Santa Claus himself!
Join singer-songwriter Steve Holmquist for original stories and songs in the heart of the desert.
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.
This is the famous story of the Navajo Code Talkers in the Pacific during WWII, through the eyes of Chester Nez who, like so many other Navajos, just wanted to serve his country and make his father proud.
Join local author Barbara Marriott (Annie’s Guests: Tales from a Frontier Hotel) for a slide show program in the living room of the historic Kannally Ranch House.
Come and hear the fascinating story of the pre-Columbian people who lived and traveled in the park. The hike will identify the various archaeological features visible from park trails and interpret them into the wider context of important regional Sinagua sites. The guide will also touch on ideas of other cultures that likely have made use of the park’s resources.
Learn about the geology of Catalina State Park with experienced geologist, Karen.
Did you ever wonder about geocaching? It's a high-tech treasure hunt!
Join volunteer Georgy as she introduces you to edible and healing plants of the Sonoran Desert! What are the plants that live in the Sonoran Desert? How have they adapted, do they have medicinal qualities? Come join this hike, walk among these plants and discover what a significant role they play in their desert habitat.
Learn how to distinguish between birds and find resident birds (from hawks to hummingbirds) and for any late migrants on their way south.
Join "birder Vera" for an amazing experience learning about the birds of the desert!
This guided tour will focus on Christmas traditions and guests will have the special treat of seeing the Christmas tree and billiards room photo transparency windows at night.
Bat guy (Brian Buttazoni) will talk about the truth or tales of bats during this one-hour program. Join us to learn about the wide variety of bats around the world and here in Arizona. You will hear the sounds that bats make, and see photos of the unique species and places they live in.
Learn a little about hiking safety and enjoy the scenic surroundings as your hike the Calloway trail up to an overlook below the face of Picacho Peak.
Come on out to Catalina State Park and enjoy a performance from Mother Cody Band, a dance band from Oracle, Arizona!
Want to learn more about the stars and planets? Do you have any little ones curious about the cosmos? Then head to Lost Dutchman State Park for a star party, where you can view galactic phenomena through sophisticated telescopes!
Bernie Haley with Robert Johnson and Jenn Steege will be presenting a musical interweaving through indigenous and modern instruments, including wooden flutes, didgeridoo and guitar.
Join us for a 1.5 mile leisurely hike looking at the visiting birds.
Come hike where the Sonoran desert meets the Mohave and the giant saguaro share space with the Joshua trees. All participants will meet at the Ranger station/store parking lot. The hike will be approximately two-hours long up the Burro Trail.
Join Arizona State Parks & Trails park rangers for a moderately difficult hike, available to all ages. Meet at the trailhead across from the Ranger Station. Pets are allowed and must be leashed. Length of the hike is about two hours, covering 1.5 miles of beautiful scenery and interpretation of popular desert trees.
Join us for one (or both!) of the two great hikes being offered at Dead Horse Ranch State Park to kick off the new year on a healthy note! Great views, a breath of fresh air, and hot chocolate!
Join a Park Ranger for hike to Diné Point via the Tsu’vö trail. Hikers will pass by petroglyph's from the early occupation period at Homolovi (620-890 AD) up to Diné Point overlook. The hike is on moderate, sandy trails and is approximately two miles total.
Join us for two guided hikes at Kartchner Caverns State Park to kick off 2020! The first will be a moderately difficult hike and the second is moderate. Explore the park with our rangers and get the new year started right!
Meet at the trailhead for this moderate 2-mile hike with a snack and water break at our lovely Cactus Garden. The hike will last approximately three hours and will include the history, fauna and wildlife in the area.
Lost Dutchman State Park is hosting three guided hikes on New Year's Day to start 2020 off on a healthy note. Choose from a moderate hike at 8 a.m. & 11 a.m., or the easier hike at 11 a.m.
Start off the new year with a Guided Hike at Oracle State Park!
A volunteer naturalist will lead 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.
Assistant manager Jack McCabe will lead a tour of the Romero Ruins Trail, where the whole family can learn about the history and mystery surrounding the Hohokan's largest ruin site in Catalina State Park.
Boat tours and hikes are going on all day long at Patagonia Lake State Park! Pick your adventure and enjoy a day outside in the New Year!
First Day Hike! Hike the Calloway trail up to an overlook below the face of Picacho Peak.
Join a park volunteer guide on the scenic Sunset Vista Trail that will lead you to the top of Picacho Peak.
Enjoy an eclectic mixture of gunslinger ballads, slow jams and rock favorites. Catalina State Park’s own park ranger Lyric Williams will be performing everything from old country to classic rock and even some originals!
This presentation by Jim Turner includes powerful images that make the land and its people come alive.
This walk explores the history of Tubac, nature, the Santa Cruz River and the Anza Trail.
What are some places to go and see this season? Come and hear Jack share with you some of the trips to make and things to see and do that he would recommend to enhance your winter’s stay.
Bill Ganz has performed on the Tucson music scene for more than 28 years and is a member of the Western Music Association.
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.
John Coinman is an award-winning singer-songwriter who grew up on the Kiowa Grasslands in Clayton, New Mexico. He has recorded five solo albums, had numerous songs in films and on television, and collaborated with many notable artists.
Join us for a four-mile run (or walk) along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail starting at Tumacácori National Historical Park and concluding at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum.
Celebrate the scientific value and the beauty of caves at Kartchner Caverns State Park. The day will include expert talks by bat researchers, games, crafts, activities, science experiments, live animals, and more!
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!
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!
Austin Owen will return to Catalina State Park on February 1st to perform an eclectic mix of music ranging from R&B to Bossa nova!
Community Event - Lake Havasu Museum of History
Enjoy some good old western music that tells the story of our cowboy heritage as it was presented on the silver screen.
Experience the night sky via telescopes at Oracle State Park while enjoying inspirational trail music! Some amazing solar system and deep-sky objects are expected to be visible in the sky. Come check it out!
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.
Visit the park office/gift-shop and take a self-guided tour through the multi-level Kannally family home.