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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It Can Get Wet!
We took the 2 mile nature loop where we had about five stream crossings balancing on rock fords and getting wet all in good fun. The creek is intermittent but flows after the rains which you should...
This is the best State Park ever!
I've been apprehensive about State parks. This one breaks the mold and was much, much better than expected. I can see why it is so popular. We were in a 35' 5th wheel, and the site had room for much...
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