Step Out of the House and Into an Adventure During National Great Outdoors Month

June 4, 2018

June is National Great Outdoors Month, and Arizona State Parks and Trails has all you need to make the most of it. Whether you spend a weekend or spend a day, our parks will inspire you and your family to step out of the house and into a summer adventure.

Some of our favorite activities, perfect for an Arizona June adventure, include camping and cabin stays, water activities, and unique cave exploration expeditions!

Water Activities:There’s truly something for everyone at our lake and river parks. Relax on a white sand beach, participate in adrenaline-inducing watersports like boating or water skiing, fish, or try a canoe or kayak. With so many great options, visitors can take advantage of the fun all summer long by purchasing an annual pass!

Camping:15 Arizona State Parks include campgrounds, open year-round, for your enjoyment! Visitors can head north to Lyman LakeFool Hollow, or Dead Horse Ranch state parks or visit Alamo Lake or any of our Colorado River parks. Well-kept campgrounds accommodate both tent camping or RV campers that require full electric and water hookups.

 

Camping cabins are located at six parks throughout the state and offer visitors a more refined “glamping” experience. Fully air-conditioned cabins and equipped with stunning views, these cabins give visitors a quick respite from the summer heat.

 

Kartchner Caverns Tour:Try the underground at the best cave in the nation according to USA Today! This living cave ecosystem has continued to grow for the past 20,000 years. You'll see Arizona’s largest column formation and other extraordinary features sure to leave a lasting memory. Campgrounds and camping cabins are also available!

 

Museum Tours: Arizona is steeped in rich cultural and archaeological traditions. Explore the parks that offer a direct line to our state’s past. Plus, the historic museums are air-conditioned!

 

Night Life: Moonlight hikes and star parties will ensure your outdoor enjoyment of the parks continues, even after the beautiful Arizona sunset has disappeared beyond the horizon.

 

Each year, June is designated as Great Outdoors Month to showcase the numerous benefits of an active, fun outdoor lifestyle and the magnificent shared resources of our parks, forests, refuges, and other public lands and waters. What started as Great Outdoors Week in 1998 has grown into a month-long celebration of the outdoors and all the benefits it brings – Including an annual economic impact of $650 billion nationwide.

 

Find more information on summer adventures and get your Arizona State Parks Pass to keep the fun going all year-long, visit our website. For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Program and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit azstateparks.com.

 

"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners."

 

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Program and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit azstateparks.com.

 

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (602) 542-7151 - Email: [email protected]