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Catalina State Park

Open Now: 5:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Loved hiking and geocaching at this Park

Geocaching is always a part of my vacations and this Park has enough to keep me busy and moving... read more

Reviewed today
Dwight, Illinois
Wonderful hiking.

You cannot go wrong at Catalina State Park if you are wanting to hike or pic-nic. And, the $7.00... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scott W
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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 today

Geocaching is always a part of my vacations and this Park has enough to keep me busy and moving. The trails are muti-use - Hiking, Some biking, some horse and I enjoyed hiking them all! I was very pleased to see that they were holding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dasco474
Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot go wrong at Catalina State Park if you are wanting to hike or pic-nic. And, the $7.00 admission is well worth it.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed hiking several trails as well as taking a guided hike with a ranger who provided education on the archaeology of the region and park. Check the calendar before coming out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sitesea
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are Wednesday and Sunday morning bird walks lead by Mary Ellen Flynn and Mike Welch. Both very friendly, helpful people. The park is beautiful with miles of trails to explore.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Doug G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Catalina was crowded with people over the holiday weekend and I can see why. It was gorgeous. We only made it to Romero Pools this time. But I am assured I will be back to hit all the trails and see everything else! 7$ entrance...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank badgersfan4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Catalina State Park, and I was amazed at how beautiful it was. The mountains, the stream, the butterflies, the yellow leaves on the trees in the autumn, the impressive saguaros - and that was on just the Canyon Loop...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pumpkinville
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've enjoyed going to this park for years because it has always been relaxing and well maintained. The walking and hiking options are ideal for every level of interest from a stroller to a more intense kind of nature exploration. Give it a try and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank overtheline2
Reviewed 1 December 2018

We stayed 2 nights at the Catalina State Park. It's a great location with several activities to do nearby. We went hiking, mountain biking and road biking without moving our camper van. There is also horseback riding near by. The location is very nice and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank terrigriffin
Reviewed 27 November 2018

If you are a visitor or if you live here....go there ! Not only is it absolutely beautiful, it's a perfect example of the plants and animals (if you see them) and the vistas the Sonoran desert has to offer. There are trails a plenty....More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BobZim
Reviewed 11 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MDavisTucson_AZ
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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.