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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 but beware THE TRAM IS NOT RUNNING

We enjoyed our walk around the dam but the tram which would normally take visitors right up the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
More cacti...

This all depends as to how many cacti growing attractions can you handle. If you like a lot, then... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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“romero pools”(80 reviews)
“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
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All reviews romero pools canyon loop trail hiking trails great hiking oro valley oracle road ground squirrels elevation gain great place to hike well marked trails nice hike easy hike big horn sheep desert scenery short hike lots of water beautiful scenery
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

1  Thank VancouverDave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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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.