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Catalina State Park

Open Now: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Open today: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Great trails for all levels of fitness

A beautiful park, lots of parking, and easy access to many trails, easy and more challenging... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tucson, Arizona
Fantastic hiking

This is a beautiful area with lots of wildlife and lots of great hiking options for all ability... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is a haven for desert plants and wildlife and nearly 5,000 saguaros. The 5,500 acres of foothills, canyons and streams invites camping, picnicking and bird...more
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11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful park, lots of parking, and easy access to many trails, easy and more challenging. Bathrooms on site in the parking area. A separate section for overnight camping.

Thank MDavisTucson_AZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful area with lots of wildlife and lots of great hiking options for all ability levels. I visited on a Friday morning and I was very surprised by how crowded it was, with the huge parking lot at the main trailhead almost...More

Thank otmgoodale
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful park with lots of choices of hiking experiences. A bonus is the history that can be experienced by hiking to the ruins. And the views are magnificent.

Thank Savysu
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here twice in two week period. Very clean, organized, friendly volunteer greeters, nice showers, close to lovely hiking. My only complaints- not enough shade trees for some of the sites so it's quite hot during the day, and I left behind a couple items,...More

Thank AlaskaMom2011
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We enjoyed our walk around the dam but the tram which would normally take visitors right up the canyon is out of action and not expected back in action for several months. Still worth a visit.

2  Thank VancouverDave
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This all depends as to how many cacti growing attractions can you handle. If you like a lot, then you go here as well as to other places. If you want just 1-2 -- see Saguaro and Organ Pipes.

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 23 August 2018

You wouldn't know you are still in the desert with all the flowers and lush green plants and trees. I've just begun to discover all of this place, but so far I feel like I've found a hidden treasure of trails, wildflowers, plants and trees...More

Thank Joey A
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Easy hiking trail over a dry wash or if raining on mountain top a running wash. Spring or winter is the best time to go. Take more water with you than you think you'll need. Give children a back pack with their own water and...More

1  Thank Ciocilala
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Great State Park, with many hiking trails, family picnic areas and good scenery. Excellent parking inside the park, close to the trailheads and the picnic areas.

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The Catalina's are beautiful mountains and the campground offers beautiful views plus wildlife. Close to town and shopping , restaurants, if you so desire.

Thank jjuanita41
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Laurie B
5 January 2018|
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Response from Doug_Day | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the streams are not running. We have not had any significant rain in a long time nor is there a snowpack on Mt Lemmon to supply water. We have rain in the near forecast so check back.
1 December 2017|
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Response from k3nme2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we have Verizon and had no trouble with service. I do not recall WiFi being offered.
Joy K
19 November 2017|
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Response from triniteacher | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if the senior pass is for National parks only. Catalina is a State park. worth a phone call.