Catalina State Park
Located in: Oro Valley District
628-5798, off AZ Hwy. 77 (Oracle Rd.) just north of Tucson. Daily fee $6/car, 5 a.m.–10 p.m. Visitor center 7 a.m.–5 p.m. daily. Camping $15–$20. Allow 2–4 hours.Stop at Ranger station before entering the park to pick up field information on the plants and animals living here. Excellent trail system. Romero Trail follows a wash and running creek—usually a good site for viewing an assortment of plants.
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Night Sky Viewing
This park is far enough away from the lights of Tucson to provide a great place to view the night sky. Breathtaking. Walking or hiking is great here, too.
Excellent Hiking Place
We have been there several times. Various trails from easy to difficult. The trail to Romero Pools is a little long, but worth it!
So beautiful, highly recommend. We went to celebrate Easter and its so quite and peaceful. Very serene and some historical areas too, easy hiking trail.