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Picacho Peak State Park

Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85131
+1 520-466-3183
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Great camping!

Beautiful campground. Huge, clean bathroom with large showers. Great spots all with electrical... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Central Arizona, Arizona
via mobile
The peak is not as tough as it looks from the road

The peak is a little tougher than Camelback in Phoenix but pretty comparable. As one of the other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Redmond, Washington
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Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and, often in the spring, overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and surrounding area are known for its unique geological significance, outstanding and varied desert growth, and historical importance. The unique shape has been used as a landmark by travelers since prehistoric times. One of the first recordings was in the 1700s by the Anza Expedition as it passed through the area. The park offers a visitor center with exhibits and a park store, a playground, historical markers, a campground and picnic areas. Many hiking trails traverse the desert landscape and offer hikers both scenic and challenging hikes. Hike prepared and know your limits. Bring plenty of food and water and wear proper footwear. Enjoy the beauty of the desert and the amazing views.
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Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85131
+1 520-466-3183
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful campground. Huge, clean bathroom with large showers. Great spots all with electrical hookups. Beautiful scenery with many hiking trails. Great sunsets. Only drawback: train track and freeway nearby but can be fixed w earplugs.

Thank mom22sons
Reviewed 5 days ago

The peak is a little tougher than Camelback in Phoenix but pretty comparable. As one of the other reviewers noted, gloves are good for the many cables helping you up and down the steepest parts. From the freeway, the peak looks like a pure rock...More

Thank rjennings
Reviewed 6 days ago

Camped in a motorhome in Site B-12. Pretty level site, nice spacing between sites. We definitely could hear the traffic and trains. Great views of the mountains and campground is surrounded by cactus and there are trails through the mountains. We did a day hike...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Great little state park. We did the 1.5 mile (round trip) hike to the overlook. Easy trails that are well maintained. Good stop for a quick stop on the way to or from Tucson!

Thank MarkO1950
Reviewed 4 December 2017

TAKE GLOVES IF YOU ARE HIKING TO THE PEAK! One of the best State parks providing great opportunities for hiking. The staff at the Visitor center are very helpful in explaining the opportunities available in the park. Fill up water at the visitor before starting...More

Thank Previa1994
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great stay with a huge campsite and lovely bathroom facilities. Site had a separate shaded picnic table and fire ring with space for camper and a tent. View of the mountains and saguaros.

Thank JaxCA
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Go for a day hike! It's a nice trek through the Sonoran Desert. The trail is not long but you will need to take your time. It's dog-friendly so bring your buddy but don't forget your water!

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 15 November 2017

What a really beautiful natural state park. Lots of great views and mountains and hiking areas. Easy on and off the highway.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Large sites, must have reservations since they are very busy. Right off I-10. Good hiking trails to Picacho Peak. Lots of Jumping Cholla cactus, ugh! Gorgeous sunsets.

Thank Nanook E
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Pretty location. 3 minutes off I-10. Slight highway, train noise. Water/sewer not working on day I was there. Paid WiFi avail at $4.00/day. Very nice overnight.

Thank Peter H
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Mike A
30 December 2016|
Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Mike, Yes, this park offers full hookups, including up to 50amp service and pull-throughs with trailers. If you visit our campground reservations webpage for that park, you can view options based on filters for size and... More
15 December 2016|
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Response from Chiliagon | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in fact the shower facility is among the best I have seen - spacious shower rooms with plenty of room for your stuff - very clean also. Hope you have a great time