Masks are required when visiting our ranger stations, restrooms, stores, or historic buildings. Please also wear a mask while recreating outside if social distancing cannot be maintained. Restrooms in the campground are open. Visitors Center and restrooms are open for limited use, with limited people allowed into the building at a time. In August, road work may cause some areas to be closed intermittently. The Winslow Homolovi Observatory (WHO) is currently closed.
Facilities Available at Homolovi State Historic Park
Visitor Center/Park Store
The Homolovi Visitor Center is open every day except Christmas from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m and includes exhibits, a gift shop, and restrooms. The visitor center is fully accessible and really gives visitors a great taste of northern Arizona's ancient history. Most programs and special activities take place in the park visitor center which is a great spot to become familiar with the awesome vibe of this unique and special state park.
Homolovi's gift shop offers a great collection of books about the natural and cultural history of northeastern Arizona! Book collectors will rejoice their discoveries of the unusual and rare books often found here. The Gift Shop also has an excellent selection of Hopi and Navajo artwork in addition to other souvenirs available for purchase to remember your trip.
RV and Tent Camping
A perfect spot to stay for a while and take in the area's rich cultural history. Tent and RV camping opportunities are available for visitors to enjoy the relative solitude of this high desert setting. Sleep under the stars just as the original inhabitants did here thousands of years ago. Over 50 sites are waiting for you to pull up, and enjoy the clean, cool, northern Arizona air. Choose a spot with hook-ups, or elect to camp in a more primitive style...It's up to you!
Picnic tables with shade are located at the park visitor center and intermittently throughout the park at, and along the road to Homolovi II. These areas are great spots to kick back, relax (maybe have a little lunch), and enjoy the cool northern Arizona breeze and fresh air.
This park has modern, accessible restrooms and showers available to guests. The park does not supply common toiletries necessary for a shower, but the facility is clean and a shower after a long day of exploring is always a nice way to end the day before retiring to camp.
A dump station is located at the park campground for registered campers. Non-campers will be required to pay a $15.00 fee.
Activities and Experiences
Museum & Exhibits
The Homolovi Visitor Center includes exhibits explaining the archeology of the ancient people of Homolovi. When residents of the area left, they traveled north and joined the people living on the Hopi Mesas, becoming ancestors of the Hopi people of today.
The art of the Hopi reflects this heritage. Additional exhibits tell of the continuing tradition of Hopi pottery, carving and other art forms. The work of various artists including the art of Hopi children is incorporated in a changing exhibit.
In addition, the park maintains a collection of returned artifacts from within the Winslow area. These include prehistoric pottery wares, stone and bone tools. There is also historical art works by Fannie Nampeyo, Charles Loloma, Paqua Naha (First Frog Woman) and Helen (Feather Woman) Naha from the late 1880s to the late 1960s.
Touring the Homolovi museum and exhibits helps visitors connect with the rich history of this area which really accentuates their experiences here. You can really feel the history at Homolovi!
Whether you're an astronomy enthusiast or just enjoy looking up at the night sky, the Winslow Homolovi Observatory (WHO) is open for solar and star parties. The Moore Telescope (Celestron CGE Pro 14-in. Schmidt-Cassegrain) is computerized with a database of over 40,000 celestial objects and the structure is a donation to Homolovi State Park from members of the Little Colorado River Valley Astronomy Club, the City of Winslow, and local merchants. Our observation area has additional telescopes and Hydrogen-alpha light solar telescopes for daytime solar viewing. Astronomy events are held monthly with special programs throughout the year.
Check out the variety of astronomy related events offered by Arizona State Parks and Trails.
There are five hiking trails within the park that give hikers a great way to explore the history found here. More than 300 archeological sites have been identified within the park boundaries, and many of these trail experiences will expose you to awesome area history along the way. Please be respectful of these ancient treasures during your exploration, and after your hikes you can ask a Park Ranger to help you intrepret the significance of what you found out on the trail.
Homolovi is an excellent spot for viewing raptors and grassland birds in their natural Northern Arizona habitat. Species you might encounter during your trip include northern harrier and redtail hawks, golden eagles, kestrels, horned larks, roadrunners, ravens, burrowing owls, and many more.
Mammals that might be seen during your trip include elk, pronghorn, coyote, prairie dogs, porcupine, badger, and jackrabbits.
- Artifacts, rock art, and other cultural items/sites are protected.
- All natural resources are protected.
- Keep pets on a leash.
- Prevent loud nuisance noises.
- Maximum of two vehicles per campsite with up to six adults, no more than 12 people.
- Camping permitted in designated sites only.
A variety of historic state parks are located throughout Arizona. Take a look and plan a trip!