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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Superb hiking, views and wildlife
This is one of our favourite parks, for quick visits or day-long hiking. The mountain views and bird variety are outstanding, whether you do the Canyon Loop in an hour or the Romero Pools over a...
Interesting Hohokam history connected to the ruins in the park. Helpful park staff. Several interesting trails of different lengths and difficulty to choose from.
Beautiful park, WiFi in B loop only
This is a beautiful state park with the majestic mountains looming over all campsites. Plenty of local birds and creatures can be seen. Bathrooms are clean, and park staff friendly and helpful. Many...