List of Arizona state parks

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Map of State Parks of Arizona
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An Arizona state park is an area of land in the U.S. state of Arizona preserved by the state for its natural, cultural, or recreational resources. The state park system in Arizona includes both state parks and state historic parks, as well as other designations such as natural areas and recreation areas. Arizona currently has 30 state park units, which are managed wholly or partly by the Arizona State Parks government agency.[1] In 2010 several Arizona state parks were closed due to budget cuts. Some have since reopened thanks to support in the form of donations and partnerships with local agencies.[2]

Park name County Area in acres (ha)[3] Elevation
in feet (m)
[3]
Date
estab-
lished
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Status[2][3] Remarks[3] Image
Alamo Lake State Park La Paz & Mohave 4,900 acres (2,000 ha) 1,300 ft (400 m) 1969 Open due to donations Features a remote reservoir on the Bill Williams River with premiere bass fishing and stargazing Alamo Lake and Artillery Peak.jpg
Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park Pinal 323 acres (131 ha) 2,400 ft (730 m) 1976 Open Comprises Arizona's oldest and largest botanical garden Wildflowers, Boyce Thompson Arboretum.jpg
Buckskin Mountain State Park La Paz 1,677 acres (679 ha) 420 ft (130 m) 1967 Open Provides water recreation on the Colorado River in the Parker Valley
Catalina State Park Pima 5,493 acres (2,223 ha) 2,650 ft (810 m) 1974 Open Preserves a diverse desert landscape at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains Catalinastateparkbyandruvalpy.jpg
Cattail Cove State Park Mohave 2,000 acres (810 ha) 450 ft (140 m) 1970 Open Provides water recreation on Lake Havasu
Dead Horse Ranch State Park Yavapai 423 acres (171 ha) 3,300 ft (1,000 m) 1972 Open Provides outdoor recreation along the Verde River Dead Horse Ranch.jpg
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area Navajo 800 acres (320 ha) 6,300 ft (1,900 m) 1994 Open Surrounds a 150-acre (61 ha) mountain reservoir
Fort Verde State Historic Park Yavapai 11 acres (4.5 ha) 3,260 ft (990 m) 1970 Open 5 days a week due to local partnership Interprets the best-preserved Indian Wars-era fort in Arizona, active from 1871–1891 Fort Verde 02.jpg
Homolovi State Park Navajo 4,500 acres (1,800 ha) 4,900 ft (1,500 m) 1986 Open Preserves several pueblo ruins and other Ancestral Puebloan archaeological sites
Jerome State Historic Park Yavapai 5,000 ft (1,500 m) 1957 Open Honors the Douglas family of mining entrepreneurs in their 1916 adobe mansion Douglas Mansion.jpg
Kartchner Caverns State Park Cochise 4,700 ft (1,400 m) 1988 Open Preserves a limestone cave kept in near-pristine condition since its discovery in 1974 Kartchner Big Room.jpg
Lake Havasu State Park Mohave 928 acres (376 ha) 480 ft (150 m) 1965 Open Provides water recreation on Lake Havasu
Lost Dutchman State Park Pinal 320 acres (130 ha) 2,000 ft (610 m) 1977 Open Faces the Superstition Mountains, where the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine is said to be hidden SUPERSTITIONS AZ15.jpg
Lyman Lake State Park Apache 1,200 acres (490 ha) 6,000 ft (1,800 m) 1960 Open summers/early fall Features Lyman Reservoir and a 14th Century pueblo ruin LymanLake01a.jpg
McFarland State Historic Park Pinal 1,500 ft (460 m) 1974 Open due to local partnerships Preserves a courthouse and jail from the Arizona Territory era Courtroom, old Pinal courthouse.jpg
Oracle State Park Pinal 3,948 acres (1,598 ha) 3,700 ft (1,100 m) 1986 Open weekends year round Features an environmental learning center, a historic ranchhouse, and wildlife habitat in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains
Patagonia Lake State Park Santa Cruz 2,658 acres (1,076 ha) 3,750 ft (1,140 m) 1974 Open Provides recreational opportunities on 265-acre (107 ha) Patagonia Lake Plsp-boat.jpg
Picacho Peak State Park Pinal 3,747 acres (1,516 ha) 2,000 ft (610 m) 1965 Closed for summer season, open remainder of year Features a distinctive 3,374-foot (1,028 m) peak and spring wildflowers Picacho Peak.JPG
Red Rock State Park Yavapai 286 acres (116 ha) 3,900 ft (1,200 m) 1986 Open Preserves a section of scenic red rock canyon Red Rock State Park, AZ.jpg
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park Coconino 5 acres (2.0 ha) 6,900 ft (2,100 m) 1978 Open 7 days until Oct. 31, 2014 Interprets the 1904 adjoined homes of influential lumber-baron brothers Timothy and Michael Riordan Riordan state park flagstaff arizona.jpg
Roper Lake State Park Graham 338 acres (137 ha) 3,130 ft (950 m) 1972 Open due to local partnership Features a 32-acre (13 ha) fishing reservoir and a pond fed by a natural hot spring Roper1-kmf.JPG
San Rafael State Natural Area Santa Cruz 3,557 acres (1,439 ha) 4,750 ft (1,450 m) 1999 Not open to the public Preserves a native grassland largely free of invasive plants. A former ranch complex is now a district on the National Register of Historic Places San Rafael Valley Arizona 2014.JPG
Slide Rock State Park Coconino 43 acres (17 ha) 4,930 ft (1,500 m) 1985 Open Features a natural waterslide and a historic apple orchard in Oak Creek Canyon Slide Rock State Park in snow.jpg
Sonoita Creek State Natural Area Santa Cruz 9,584 acres (3,879 ha) 3,750 ft (1,140 m) 1994 Open Preserves a diverse transition zone around Sonoita Creek adjacent to Patagonia Lake State Park
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park Cochise 4,539 ft (1,383 m) 1949 Open due to local partnership Preserves the historic 1882 courthouse, sheriff’s office, and jail Tombstone-courthouse-shp-courtroom.jpg
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park Gila 161 acres (65 ha) 4,530 ft (1,380 m) 1969 Open Features the world's largest natural arch made of travertine Tonto Natural Bridge.JPG
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Santa Cruz 3,500 ft (1,100 m) 1958 Open 7 days a week due to local partnership Preserves the ruins of the 1753 Presidio San Ignacio de Tubac, an 1885 schoolhouse, and other structures plus a museum Jbda-trail-az-3.jpg
Verde River Greenway State Natural Area Yavapai 480 acres (190 ha) 3,300 ft (1,000 m) 1986 Open Preserves a 6-mile (9.7 km) section of the Verde River adjacent to Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park Yuma 120 ft (37 m) 1997 Open Interprets an 1864 U.S. Army facility that supplied 14 military posts around the Southwest Warehouse yumaquartermasterdepot.jpg
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park Yuma 120 ft (37 m) 1960 Open Interprets the famous Arizona Territory prison that operated from 1876 to 1909 Yuma prison main guard tower.jpg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arizona State Parks (2010). "Arizona State Parks". Arizona State Parks. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Arizona State Parks (2010). "Arizona's Rural Communities Rescue State Parks from Closures. Good News! 23 Arizona State Parks will Stay Open". Arizona State Parks. Retrieved October 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e All data come from respective park webpages unless otherwise noted.

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