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Catalina State Park

11570 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ
520-628-5798
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Ranked #15 of 176 attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Traveler Description: Catalina State Park has something for: 1.  The kids (they love it when the water is running) 2.  Birders 3.  Equestrians 4.  Pic-nickers 5.  Serious... more »
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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

nice easy trails, north of tucson with easy access for all. includes hiking and camping, picnic site.

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Evanston, IL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The hiking here was lovely. We also visited the archeological site of an early Native American village. Very interesting.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I like to hike on the weekends, but hate leaveing my dog at home. Catalina State Park is one of the few that allows dogs on some of the trails. The trail I was on took you by a small river and up some stairs then an easy walk down to the parking lot. Probably about 2-3 miles round trip... More

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Hillsboro, OR
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I was regretting purchasing the very expensive Arizona state park pass as I found most of their parks to be pretty disappointing with very limited hours (many 8-5) and really not much to offer. By the time I got to Catalina I had pretty low expectations. What a pleasant surprise! I was there while the desert flowers were in bloom... More

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Portland, OR
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

The park is well maintained and has easy to follow trailhead signs. There are trails for all hiking levels including young children and older hikers.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We liked this because we could get away from the crowds a bit. The hiking was good, and we were also able to take our dog - if you do some research you will realize that there are not that many "dog friendly" parks in Tucson. We had a great time at this park, and the geocaching was fun too!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

CSP is a very nice facility and park. The volunteer staff is also very nice and helpful although not all are up to date on the local wildlife or vegetation. Most questions went unanswered but that is ok, part of the fun is keying out the plants and animals for yourself. We camped in Loop B for 4 weeks in... More

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Wisconsin
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

stay away-too busy-I can't get a bench, have to stop and sit on rocks. No bighorns and mountain lions to see .

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Sedona, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We camped here twice in one month. The location is close to development, but you lose sight of that fact when you're there because nature surrounds you. The mountains provide a great background, especially when there's a full moon. There are also plenty of opportunities for hiking. The campground itself is very clean and quiet. There are only two showers... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Excellent views and birding. Plenty of room for a big RV as well as tent sites. The weather was perfect in the high Sonoran desert, and the surrounding mountains were beautiful. Plenty of trails to hike on, and now they've introduced Big Horn Sheep to the mountains for some possible sightings. Out of town, but still close enough for some... More

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