Arizona State Parks & Trails Welcomes Veterans to the Parks with Free Entry

November 2, 2021

Cottonwood trees with orange and yellow leaves surround the lagoons at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, Ariz.PHOENIX – Arizona State Parks & Trails is proud to offer FREE entrance to veterans, active duty military, and National Guard on Veterans Day, Thursday, November 11, 2021 as a thank you for their service to our country.

“Arizona honors the service and dedication of our military and veterans,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “This Veterans Day, Arizona is proud to offer our current and former military members free entrance to more than 30 state parks — some of the most beautiful places Arizona has to offer — to give them a day to relax and recreate.”

With state parks located throughout Arizona, there are many opportunities to relax and explore the great outdoors. All year long, Arizona State Parks and Trails offers a discount program for veterans and active duty military.

You must show your military identification for the free entrance on Thursday, November 11. This does not include tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park or Riordan Mansion State Historic Park or other fee-based programs.

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