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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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Beautiful oasis just outside of Tucson

You wouldn't know you are still in the desert with all the flowers and lush green plants and trees... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joey A
Natural desert

Easy hiking trail over a dry wash or if raining on mountain top a running wash. Spring or winter is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
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“hiking trails”(44 reviews)
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
+1 520-628-5798
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This was my first time camping at a state park in a RV. I am very impressed with how well kept it was. The bathroom/shower facilities were extremely clean, cleaner than some gyms, hotels and people's houses. The campgrounds were well-maintained and all included a...More

2  Thank BigManTinyKingdom
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This park sits in an old river basin that has now moved under ground. this keeps the temp. 10-15 degress cooler in morningsl

Thank Gregg M
Reviewed 19 July 2018

This is one of the "best kept secrets" near Tucson. The State Park is located on the eastern edge of the village of Catalina about 25 miles north east of Tucson. On weekends fall thru spring, there are guided tours of the Ranch Homestead. There...More

1  Thank Ernest M
Reviewed 16 July 2018

i absolutely love hiking here. i do the canyon loop because the romero loop is a bit too steep for me.The canyon loop offers everything one might want on a hike, its about 2.3 miles long so i do it twice. There are steps, scenic...More

Thank 255vivian64
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The walking trails are not developed, they are rocks and uneven. Not handicap accessible trails. There is handicap accessible picnic area and outhouses. They have concerts on some Saturday nights.

Thank ReviewerMD101
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Happily we brought our own shade to enjoy picnicking, so we had a fun afternoon here, surrounded by natural marvels.

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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.