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Arizona State Park Map, Directions and Park Passes

Arizona has more than 30 state parks where people can camp, boat, fish, visit museums, see natural wonders, hike, picnic, and generally enjoy the beauty of Arizona. These parks are managed by the State of Arizona and are different from national parks managed by the National Park Service.

On the map above you will find the locations of all the state parks in Arizona. You will notice that there are no state parks in Maricopa County, where the Phoenix metropolitan area is located and where most of us live in Arizona. However, there are several within a couple of hours from most Greater Phoenix locations, close enough for a day trip if that’s all the time you have. Arizona state parks on the map with red markers are 120 miles from Phoenix.

As you plan to visit Arizona’s various state parks, keep in mind that the weather is very different in different parts of the state, as are the elevations of the parks. Dress appropriately and prepare for the inclement weather in northern Arizona during the winter.

View a larger, more interactive version of the Arizona State Parks map here.

Arizona state parks within two hours of Phoenix

East of Phoenix
Lost Dutchman State Park
33.463906, -111.481523
(visitor center, hiking trails, picnic areas, campgrounds)

Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park
33.279397, -111.159153
(Botanical Garden)

North of Phoenix
Tonto Natural Bridge State Park
34.322689, -111.448477
(hiking, but no pets)

Fort Verde State Historic Park
34.564126, -111.852098

Greenway State Natural Area
Green River / Dead Horse Ranch State Park 34.75255, -112.001763 / 34.753872, -112.019978
(riparian habitat, hiking, canoeing, picnic areas, fishing, trail rides, camping)

Jerome State Historic Park
34.754105, -112.112201

Red Rock State Park
34.812857, -111.830864
(riparian habitat, hiking, guided hikes, visitor center, theater, gift shop, picnic area)

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park
34.203284, -112.774658
(memorial, senderismo)

South of Phoenix
McFarland State Historic Park
33.036119, -111.387765
(museo, recorridos a pie)

Picacho Peak State Park
32.646053, -111.401411
(visitor center, hiking trails, playground, historical landmarks, picnic areas, camps)

Oracle State Park
32.607054, -110.732062
(wildlife refuge, picnic areas, hiking)

How to Get a Park Pass for Arizona State Parks

If you visit Arizona State Parks multiple times a year, you can purchase an Annual Pass for daily use (not camping), good for the pass owner and up to three additional adults in the same vehicle. The annual fee is $ 75 (plus the service charge). Pass is not valid at Lake Havasu, Cattail Cove, Buckskin Mountain, and River Island on weekends (Friday-Sunday) and state holidays April 1-October 31. Restrictions may apply. A Premium Pass is also offered.

Active duty military veterans and retired veterans residing in Arizona are eligible to receive a discount card, and 100% disabled veterans residing in Arizona can receive a free daily use pass.

These daily use passes are valid for one year. Other park fees or program fees, or use of camping facilities are not included. Pass holders are not guaranteed admission to any park that is closed for any reason.

Annual passes for daily use fees in Arizona state parks can be purchased online. You can also buy one by phone, mail, or fax. We accept credit cards. If you have questions about annual passes, you can call 602-542-4410 Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm Arizona time.

Ten Things You Should Know About Visiting Any Arizona State Park

1. There are fees to enter the parks, and fees vary, up to $ 30.

2. In parks that allow camping rates start at approximately $ 15 per night and can go up to $ 50 per night. They allow a maximum of six adults and no more than 12 people in total per camp.

3. Some parks have cabins that can be rented.

4. Many of the parks now allow you to make reservations up to 365 days in advance. There is an additional non-refundable fee for that. Here are the policies and restrictions on reservations in Arizona state parks, as well as for Kartchner Cavern Tours.

5. Leashed pets are allowed in Arizona state parks, but not in buildings or museums. Exceptions: Pets are not allowed in Red Rock State Park or on the trails at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park.

6. There are no senior discounts, and passes to national parks like the Grand Canyon are not accepted in Arizona state parks.

7. Many parks have special events and activities during the year. Check the calendar. You’ll find historical performances, star parties, archeology programs, bird walks, guided tours, and more.

8. If you want to take your ATV to an Arizona state park, you can find out where you can drive here.

9. You can find a link to each Arizona state park and phone number for more information by clicking the markers on the map here.

10. For more information, visit Arizona State Parks online.

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The map

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You can see all Arizona State Park locations marked on an ESRI map. From there you can zoom in and out, etc.

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