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Catalina State Park

11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
+1 520-628-5798
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Great park, campgrounds for summer stay

This was my first time camping at a state park in a RV. I am very impressed with how well kept it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BigManTinyKingdom
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Mesa, Arizona
Great park, lots of trails

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gregg M
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Tucson, Arizona
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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 watching — more than 150 species of birds call the park home. The park provides miles of equestrian, birding, hiking, and biking trails which wind through the park and into the Coronado National Forest at elevations near 3,000 feet. The park is located within minutes of the Tucson metropolitan area. This scenic desert park also offers equestrian trails and an equestrian center provides a staging area for trail riders with plenty of trailer parking. Bring along your curiosity and your sense of adventure as you take in the beautiful mountain backdrop, desert wildflowers, cacti and wildlife.
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  • Average3%
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“romero pools” (80 reviews)
“hiking trails” (43 reviews)
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11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
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"oro valley"
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"ground squirrels"
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"elevation gain"
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"great place to hike"
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"well marked trails"
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"nice hike"
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"easy hike"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank BigManTinyKingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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.

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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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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Catalina State Park is close to Tucson and vicinity, yet when you start hiking, you are in the wilderness of rolling hills, waterfalls and low grasslands....at the base of the lovely Catalina Mountains.

Thank ArtTraveler22
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The entire family enjoyed this park. We drove in during the early evening hoping to see wildlife and do a short hike or two. We paid the small entrance fee of 7$ per car and were pleasantly surprised with the park. We found a short...More

Thank GrayLmom
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

We had been here with the snowbirds last year in January - and loved the park. This year, it was unbelievably hot (104 degrees in May), but the park was still amazing. The lots have full hookups, limited with electricity, or without any hookups. There...More

Thank tdb2013
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed at a resort nearby and thought we would take our car through the loop as it was too hot to walk. Very pretty!! I'm sure the hike would be even more beautiful! The park ranger station is very clean and has a caged...More

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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.
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ColoradoMo
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.
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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.
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