Arizona State Parks' Top 5 Summer Adventures

June 28, 2016

PHOENIX - Looking for a summer adventure filled with fun the whole family can enjoy? Spend the weekend or plan a day trip to one of our beautiful Arizona State Parks. We've got you covered whether you're a first time camper, amateur cave explorer, looking for a watersport haven or prefer to discover Arizona's history. Here are some of our favorite things to get you out of the house and into an adventure: 

Watersport Havens - The lake and river parks offer something for everyone to enjoy from beaches, boat ramps, fishing, and campsites.

Find beautiful beaches at: Buckskin Mountain State Park - Cattail Cove State Park - Lake Havasu State Park - Patagonia Lake State Park - River Island State Park - Roper Lake State Park

Find great boating and watersports at: Alamo Lake State Park - Buckskin Mountain State Park - Cattail Cove State Park - Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area - Lake Havasu State Park - Lyman Lake State Park - Patagonia Lake State Park - River Island State Park

There is even a dog beach at Cattail Cove State Park for our four-legged friends.

Camp Out! - Escape the summer heat by getting out of the house and into a camping cabin! Available at Alamo LakeLyman LakeRoper Lake, and Dead Horse Ranch State Parks, these cozy cabins provide a variety of amenities to make your camping experience unforgettable! Prefer to tent or RV camp? Reserve a campsite complete with electric and water hook-ups as well as showers and picnic areas.

Kartchner Caverns Tour - Discover the best cave in the USA! Kartchner Caverns State Park is a model of cave preservation that continues to take shape every day. During the 90-minute tour you'll encounter the world's longest soda straw stalactites and other extraordinary formations.

Night Life - Get out of the house and under the stars this summer! Enjoy the outdoors after sunset with moonlight hikes and stargazing parties.

Museum Tours - Discover the cultural, archaeological and historical artifacts that make Arizona unique through one of our historic museums. Did we mention they're air-conditioned?

This summer get out of the house and into the parks! Find more information on the top 5 summer adventures and get your Arizona State Parks Pass to keep the fun going all year-long at

For information about all 30 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit


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