We have a travel goal to visit all of the Arizona State Parks! Whether you are just visiting or you live here, these parks are a wonderful way to explore the nature and history of Arizona, and often these aren’t quite as crowded as national park units. Check out our guides below to learn more and see where we are in our Arizona travel goal (we are currently 13% done!).

Completed Guides

Picacho Peak State Park – Pichacho Peak is the only place in AZ that the Civil War was fought, it is also a very good place for an extremely difficult and steep hike.

Red Rock State Park – This is the perfect place to explore Sedona’s otherwordly landscape without the crowds.

Slide Rock State Park – Slide rock is a local favorite for swimming, and (you guessed it) sliding down rocks.

Tonto Natural Bridge State Park – Enjoy a massive, natural bridge with a tiny waterfall and travertine formations.


Catalina State Park
Dead Horse Ranch State Park
Jerome State Park
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Lost Dutchman State Park

Yet to Visit

Alamo Lake State Park
Buckskin Mountain State Park
Cattail Cove State Park
Colorado River State Historic Park
Dankworth Pond State Park
Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Fort Verde State Historic Park
Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park
Havasu Riviera State Park
Homolovi State Park
Lake Havasu State Park
Lyman Lake State Park
McFarland State Historic Park
Oracle State Park
Patagonia Lake State Park
Riordan Mansion State Historic Park
River Island State Park
Rockin’ River Ranch State Park
Roper Lake State Park
San Rafael State Natural Area
Sonoita Creek State Natural Area
Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Verde River Greenway State Natural Area
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park