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Catalina State Park

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Address: 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737-9589
Phone Number: 520-628-5798
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This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and...

This beautiful park north of Tucson is great for hiking, picnicking and other outdoors activities.

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Sonoran Desert Access

We walked every day from the Miraval property into the park. River beds and ridges with extraordinary veiws.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
SoGood33701
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St. Petersburg, Florida

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked every day from the Miraval property into the park. River beds and ridges with extraordinary veiws.

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Florence, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to camp (whatever your pleasure is) they have a great shower facility that is spotless. The view if the Catalina Mtns. at sunset is beyond words. Go if you get the chance.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice state park, that when you are in the gate, you are in a state park, but just outside a few miles, you can have anything you need. So camping, or traveling, I think this is a great park to enjoy.

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Livingston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This SP does it right. Great sites with electric and water. You still have to use the dump station but a minor inconvenience. We did a ton of hiking and even went to the concert in the park one night. Amazingly it is only a couple of miles from civilization where you can dine out or shop, if you run... More 

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Cochise, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short drive to Oro Valley. If you can hike up the trails, it is beautiful with lots of water and the back drop of the mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Hiking trails offered classic desert views, stream crossings, and waterfalls. Beautiful park in a convenient location.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Sites were large and bathrooms exceptionally clean. Showers were excellent. We had lots of ground squirrel holes at our site so had to be careful where we set the tent but the squirrels were fun to watch.We hiked the Romero Ruins Trail--signs were informative. We enjoyed seeing the birds and cactus too.

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Oro Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Catalina State Park is a very popular park in the Catalina Mts. Many dedicated volunteers work with the Park Rangers to ensure year-round access. Check the Pak's website to discover all resources, events and volunteer activities. Volunteers get free access to the park. Early morning and evening hikes are best during the summer!!

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Thank maggiez99z
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

If you visit the Romero Ruins be sure to go on the guided tour with Ranger Jack. Although there are interpretive signs along the way he has a way of making the history come to life. He also has pottery shards and pieces of other artifacts that you would not see without him. The ruins are not that impressive, it's... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Catalina State Park is good birding spot. It is rather spread out, but more areas to explore for birds. Runners and dog walkers also use the park. Best to use in morning or evening; rarther warm at mid-day.

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