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Address: Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85241
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+1 520-466-3183
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This park offers yearly re-enactments of the key Civil War battle that took...

This park offers yearly re-enactments of the key Civil War battle that took place here.

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A great desert campground

The two of us stayed two nights in our truck camper and loved it. The cactus are superb, with many saguaros on the surrounding hills and around the campsite. We took two of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The two of us stayed two nights in our truck camper and loved it. The cactus are superb, with many saguaros on the surrounding hills and around the campsite. We took two of the short hikes, with great views and were sorry we didn't have time to climb up the peak. The bathrooms were clean and well cared for and... More 

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Thank Susan H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We did not hike. Wonderful civil war information. Staff at the visitors center were very helpful. We enjoyed using our binoculars to see all the spots. Camp ground was very nice with all spots being electric. Nice looking bathrooms and showers.

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Addison, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 5 hours hiking....or should I say roaming around...Picacho Peak State Park. We're not serious hikers, so weren't quite prepared to scale all the way to the top of the peak, but enjoyed the hike nonetheless. The path wasn't very crowded on the day we went, but everyone we passed was very friendly and we shared great conversations. The... More 

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Thank Dawn O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to camp. Hikes were difficult but the young ones had a ball. You are wide open there so when the wind picks up, tie things down. Showers were not very good as they were Luke warm to cold. Otherwise, all is good.

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Thank Keeperthe
Scottsdale, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way from Phoenix to Tucson for a picnic lunch. Great views and nice trails. There is a small visitor center and gift shop. There were lots of people hiking and enjoying the beautiful weather!

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Galveston Island, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a overcast cool day when we headed to the state park - about 30 minutes from Casa Grande. We stopped at the visitor center and the ranger suggested we hike Sunset Vista Trail head on the southside of Picacho Peak ....but she suggested to do the first 2 miles only - after 2 miles it does get more... More 

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Thank M F
Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

A wonderful place to visit, hike and camp in the high Sonoran Desert. You are surrounded by Saguaro, Ocotillo and Cholla cactus...watch out for the Cholla "jumping" cactus! It doesn't jump at you, but the slightest brush against it causes the bracts to fall off and you will get stuck! If it's a nice day, definitely pack a nice lunch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Since we were planning to store our trailer for an extended time in the Phoenix area, we selected Picacho for a staging area and an early arrival at the RV storage site. What a pleasant surprise to discover that Picacho Peak was much more than a freeway over night stay. The:spa like restrooms, the well-maintained area for viewing/photographing sunsets, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016

Stopped at Picacho for 2 nights on our way to Texas. Very enjoyable, the RV sites are spaced nicely for privacy, the views are magnificent. One thing to note - there is no water at the sites but there is a potable water source as you pull in.

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Jasper, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

A challenge but I loved it! Definitely not for the faint of heart. A lot of up (and then down and up again) over a short distance. And after you reach the peak you get to do it all again in reverse. Thank goodness for the cables!

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