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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Outstanding hiking close to Tucson
This was a popular destination on a sunny Sunday morning, but it was easy to leave the crowds behind on even the popular trails. We enjoyed the Sutherland Trail and the Canyon Loop Trail. The geology...
This is our 'go to' camping spot north of Tucson. We've camped in each of Loops A & B with water & electric hook-ups; dump sites are located in each Loop as well as on the way out by the Ranger...
FIVE STAR CAMPING !
PERFECT FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: My husband and I were camped right next to ground squirrels' homes so all I had to do was to wake up and snap away. We walked around one morning and I was lucky to capture a...