Arizona State Parks Board Approves Fee Increases
Arizona State Parks Board approved
new fees recommended by staff for accessing the 30 State Parks with
changes taking effect on March 1, 2010.
The revised fee schedule included keeping the Premium
Annual Pass which allows full access on weekends at the river parks, but
increasing the fee for that pass from $125 to $200. The Standard
Annual Entrance Pass which allows access to all the parks, but not
weekends on the river, will be increased from $50 to $75.
In addition there will be increases for day-use and
camping fees at the State Parks including an increase at Lake Havasu and
Cattail Cove State Parks for day-use on weekends and state holidays
from $10 to $15. For a complete listing of the fee changes
go to AZstateparks.com.
For more information about the 30
State Parks, statewide hiking opportunities, off-highway vehicle trails,
and other outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities in Arizona,
call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free
(800) 285-3703) or visit AZStateParks.com. Follow us on twitter.com/AZStateParks.
Some state parks park reduces hours
The Arizona State Parks board meeting
on Friday, April 3rd, resulted in operational changes for some parks in
the Arizona State Parks system. Continue reading about the Arizona State Parks reductions
ARIZONA STATE PARKS CAMPGROUNDS
Dead Horse Ranch State Park -
(928) 634-5283 - Cottonwood - 150 campsites - fishing, boating
(non-motorized), hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, guided trail
rides, campfires in designated fire rings.
Fool Hollow Lake State Park -
(928) 537-3680 - 92 hookup sites, 31 campsites, great fishing and
swimming. Fire restrictions during windy days. Call ahead
Lyman Lake State Park - (928)
337-4441 - 61 campsites & 4 yurts / 4 cabins, fishing, waterskiing .
Campfires in cement fire rings and smoking in vehicles. No smoking
Homolovi Ruins State Park - (928) 289-4106 - 53 campsites, Hopi Ruins, hiking. Campfires/smoking in developed areas only. No hiking while smoking.
Slide Rock State Park - (928) 282-3034 - natural rock
slide in a creek, hiking. No smoking except in vehicles. No fires,
including charcoal and gas.
Red Rock State Park - (928) 282-6907- No camping. Lots of hiking opportunities. No smoking while hiking.
Catalina State Park (520) 628-5798 - 125 campsites, hiking, corrals for horses. Charcoal and propane fires only, wood campfires not allowed.
Kartchner Caverns State Park (520) 586-2283 - 60 campsites - cave tours. Propane only. Smoking in camp area or vehicle, no smoking while hiking.
Lost Dutchman State Park (480)
982-4485 - 70 campsites, hiking into Superstitions. Charcoal and propane
fires only, wood campfires not allowed, no smoking while hiking.
Patagonia Lake State Park (520)
287-6965 - 107 campsites, boats to rent, fishing, beach. Campfires ok in
designated grills, must provide own firewood, no gathering or cutting
on park property. Smoking in camp areas only, no smoking while hiking.
Picacho Peak State Park (520) 466-3183 - 85 campsites - fantastic walking trails. No restrictions at this time, no smoking while hiking.
Roper Lake State Park (928)
428-6760 - 71 campsites - hot tub, fishing. Campfires and smoking
restricted to developed areas only, no smoking while hiking.
Alamo Lake State Park (928)
669-2088 - 250 campsites, excellent bass fishing, waterskiing, swimming.
Campfires and smoking in designed areas only.
Buckskin Mountain State Park & River Island (928) 667-3231 - 126 campsites, water sports, cabanas, beach. Campfires in designated grills, no smoking while hiking.
Cattail Cove State Park (928) 855-1223 - 61 campsites. No
wood fires, charcoal for cooking within a campsite or on a grill on the
beach. Smoking - campsites and beach only.
Lake Havasu State Park (928)
855-2784 - 47 campsites - boat launches, great park areas and swimming
beach. Campfires in fire-rings call for details, smoking in camp areas,
no smoking while hiking.
For information about Arizona State Parks call (602)
542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800)
285-3703 or visit the website at AZStateParks.com.
QUICK ARIZONA FACTS:
AZ State flower - Saguaro cactus blossom
Arizona State gem - Turquoise
Arizona State bird - Cactus Wren
Arizona State tree - Palo Verde
Arizona’s fall hunting seasons set by Game and Fish Commission
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission on
April 17 set the annual fall hunting seasons for the 2010-11 Arizona
Hunting and Trapping Regulations.
Once the regulations are available,
hunters interested in a hunt permit-tag issued through the lottery draw
process can begin submitting paper applications in person or by U.S.
mail. There is no online application service.
The application deadline is Tuesday,
June 8, 2010 by 7 p.m. MST. – postmarks do not count. Application forms
and drawing information can be found at www.azgfd.gov/draw.
The species addressed by the commission
included deer (mule and white-tailed), fall turkey (Merriam’s and
Gould’s), juniors-only fall javelina, bighorn sheep (desert and Rocky
Mountain), fall buffalo, fall bear, mountain lion, small game (quail,
squirrel, rabbit, etc.) and other wildlife that may be hunted and
trapped in Arizona.
Some of the most notable changes from last year are:
Archery-only deer hunts for Game
Management Units 1, 3A, 3C and 7 are now included in the
over-the-counter archery-only nonpermit-tag seasons. (Note: Units 12A
and B, 13A, and 13B archery-only deer hunts are still issued through the
Some juniors-only deer hunts (general
hunts in Units 28, 29, 30A, 30B, 31, 32, 33, 36A, 36B; and 16A
muzzleloader hunt) now qualify for a javelina “companion tag” in the
corresponding population management hunt area, via a restricted
nonpermit-tag, available over-the-counter at department offices only.
Falconry-only quail season now has a
statewide late hunt after the closing of the general quail season from
Feb. 7 – March 10, 2011.
General mountain lion season starts a week earlier (Aug. 20, 2010) to correspond with the opening of archery-only deer season.
Santa Cruz County Will Operate Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Arizona State Parks and Santa Cruz
County announced today that Tubac Presidio State Historic Park will not
close as planned on Monday, March 29, 2010. Executive Director
Renee Bahl and County Manager Greg Lucero have come to an agreement that
the County will be able to take over the management of the park.
Continue reading about the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.
FORT VERDE STATE HISTORIC PARK GRANTED REPRIEVE FROM CLOSING ON MARCH 29
Arizona State Parks and the Town of
Camp Verde announced today that Fort Verde State Historic Park will not
close as planned on March 29, 2010. Camp Verde Mayor Bob
Burnside has agreed to provide funding from the Town of Camp Verde and
Yavapai County for State Parks to keep the park open and operating for
"We have signed the Intergovernmental Agreement to keep the
park open another year with options for two additional one-year
periods," said State Parks Executive Director Reneé Bahl.
According to Mayor Burnside, "We are committed to promoting
this park which will bring visitors to Camp Verde even during the
economic recession. Fort Verde is the focus of our tourism efforts
to draw visitors to the downtown area. We also want to attract as
many local volunteers as possible to get involved at the Fort with many
new special events and activities. Already there are more
than 50 volunteers working with Fort Verde, but we'll need everyone's
support if we are going to keep the park open on the usual five-day
"Our Yavapai County Supervisors have been extremely
supportive in partnering with us to keep the park open and we all
appreciate the work that Supervisor Chip Davis has done to find funds to
help on this effort," said Burnside.
"The Camp Verde Historical Society has been our partner for
many years and has supported efforts to keep this State Park
operating," said Bahl. "Arizona should appreciate the work
this Historical Society has done to win the battle to save Fort Verde.
This is the only State Park which offers a glimpse into the
history of Arizona's frontier soldier's everyday life in the late 1800's
and the best-preserved example of this period in Arizona's military
For information about park closures throughout the state,
contact Arizona State Parks at (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix
metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703) or visit the website at
Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement
PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan
Brewer reminds Arizona citizens of the deadline for the Western
Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). Beginning Monday, June 1, 2009, all
U.S. and Canadian citizens will be required to present a passport or
another WHTI compliant document to enter and re-enter the United States
by land or sea from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda. Continue
reading about the June 1, 2009 passport deadline.
All of our available information is online. For additional information and brochures, please contact :
The Arizona Office of Tourism
2702 N. Third St.,
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
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