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Picacho Peak State Park

Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85241
+1 520-466-3183
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Nice overnight

Pretty location. 3 minutes off I-10. Slight highway, train noise. Water/sewer not working on day I... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Peter H
via mobile
Staying in "The West"

The park with its vegetation will remind anyone of what "the west" looks like. The park is clean... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Omro, Wisconsin
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This park offers yearly re-enactments of the key Civil War battle that took place here.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85241
+1 520-466-3183
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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
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The park with its vegetation will remind anyone of what "the west" looks like. The park is clean, has great rest rooms, and is located about halfway between Tucson and Phoenix

Thank 436Terry68
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a good location for hiking, and also good for seeing lots of flowers and cacti in bloom. I found it to be a great place to obtain some great photographic shots of the surrounding desert. Well worth a stop and the entrance fee.

Thank mjc404
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Great hike but not for people who have bad knees or health issues. I knew it we were in for a hard hike when everyone we passed looked like they were in their 20s or looked like ultra athletes. However, we survived and were exhausted...More

Thank Amy G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We were staying in Tempe and wanted a place to hike to see the desert and saguaro cacti. I'm glad I found Picacho Peak State Park. It's riight off Route 10 about an hour south of Tempe. You can see the peak in the distance...More

Thank zgiant1
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Callaway trail is worth the walk. Nice view to the east. More trails, so we will return. The fee is too high for the area.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This State Park is just a few miles south of the City of Picacho on the west side of the Hwy. Very good boondock camping facilities with several hiking trails, with mixed levels of difficulty. That includes two trails to the peak. Day use also...More

Thank Retiredoldguys
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Picacho Peak State Park is so peaceful and beautiful. Even if you don't hike and just want a relaxing trip its the place to go visit. The trails are well maintained and they have all skill levels available.

2  Thank mbutler07
Reviewed 2 March 2017

A great little treasure on the side of an endlessly busy highway that was a real desert treat. The road between Phoenix and Tucson has a constant stream of forth and back traffic at all times of day. The campsite is located well off the...More

2  Thank SueFromWinnipeg
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We came too late to do Hunter's Trail and it was only 17 out so we decided to do the first 2 miles of the Southern Trail on the backside, which is about half. This part of the trail is very easy with only a...More

Thank normants
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Mike A
Do you have full hook-up sites? Can you handle a 50' rv and tow?
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
Do the showers have hot water?
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
Cheryl B
Are there full hook ups with sewer?
31 August 2015|
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Response from Trikegirl11 | Reviewed this property |
No sewer or water hook ups. There is a dump station and potable water at entrance to campground for campers to use. Electric at each site. Picnic tables and fire rings. Loop A has some Ramadas for shade.