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Catalina State Park

11570 Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ
520-628-5798
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Ranked #10 of 122 Attractions in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and other outdoors activities.
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and other outdoors activities.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Spent weekend at Catalina state park. Site #10. Had water and electricity. Spot was clean and nicely spaced from next camper. We had a few trees but not much shade which was okay in October but would be rough in summer months. Hosts were friendly without being in our face. The big bathrooms were the cleanest, nicest we have encountered... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Hiked to Romero Pools which still had water in them! This was an all day "day hike", but worth the effort. Stunning views, and some "wildlife" as well.

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

One of the most beautiful places in th AZ desert. Stop and take some photos or go for a hike. Look for the "picture rocks"

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Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Plenty of huge saguaros in this park and many other cactusses. Not many tourists - very quiet but it was very warm (approx. 87°F).

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New Haven
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104 reviews 104 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

I will never get tired of hiking in Catalina State Park. It's incredibly beautiful. I love sitting and taking in the beauty and the sounds all around. Pack a picnic and plenty of water and just sit and listen. You will be amazed at what you hear and you may even get to see some of the natures finest creatures.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Great walking trails. Beautiful scenery and peaceful. All of our guest that we have taken enjoyed it alot.

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Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Another beautiful area in the Tucson region. If you like to hike, pack a daypack, some water and head out early before things heat up.

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Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Miles and miles of walking and hiking trails. Wildlife everywhere. Easy to get to.

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Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Not much to not like here. Nominal fee of $7 per car for up to 4 people allows you to come and go for the day. Many picnic areas as well. Can see wildlife, some beautiful hikes on the Romero Trail

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

I need to leave my house for a day and looked up the best places to camp in Tucson and found Catalina state park at the top of the list. I wanted to camp with no power, a place that was quiet, shower facilities, ample hiking. When I arrived at Catalina I was greeted by the nice Ranger and front... More 

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