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Catalina State Park


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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Excellent Tenting Spaces and services

Plenty of tent spaces on flat sandy ground that was easy to stake for our tent. Our site was free of any garbage or litter. Solid metal picnic tables and plenty of water faucets. The bathroom...

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Great family day trip

Great family day spent outside in Tucsons beautiful parks enjoy nature, everything is so green, the desert really comes alive

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Nice hiking, even on weekends

The main trails are mostly wide with enough space for all of the hikers who come here on weekends. You're close to the mountains here, closer than many parts of Sabino Canyon (another popular hiking...

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