Kartchner Caverns State Park will celebrate Earth Day and the return of the Myotis velifer bat colony to Kartchner Caverns State Park at "Bat Day" on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Catalina State Park's popular concert series on the first Saturday of the month is held continuously throughout the year but artists have been announced through July 2017. Visitors will enjoy an evening concert amid the beautiful landscapes of Catalina State Park. Please note: In the month of April, there is a concert on the third Saturday of the month in addition to the concert on the first Saturday of the month.
Explore the science of the cave and its ecosystem at Kartchner Caverns State Park's "Cave Fest" on Saturday and Sunday, January 21 and 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Special guests including those from the University of Arizona and the Arizona Game & Fish Department will have presentations about water conservation efforts, how Kartchner Caverns differs from other caves, and future plans for cave conservation.
The Visitor Center at Patagonia Lake State Park is now open for the season and is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. five days a week (Thursdays through Mondays) until the first week of April 2017. During the season, the Park offers programming that features boat tours and bird walks open to the public.
Winter is a time for families to come together and what better place to do so than visiting Red Rock State Park for a hike. The park will hold Geology and Archaeology Hikes in December 2016 and January 2017.
Walk into an Arizona Courthouse from 1878. In Florence, Arizona, you can. Now caled the McFarland State Historic Park, the seven-room adobe structure is dedicate to sharing the history of Arizona in its pre-statehood days. In between the courthouse and museum, the building has undergone several purpose changes including becoming a hospital, then a public health center.
Names after a gold mine that may or may not exist, Lost Dutchman State Park is a beautiful respite in nature just 40 miles outside of Phoenix. Some come in search for gold while others visit to experience the peaceful hiking or biking trails, or to soak in the wide-open skies near their campsite. There's no guarantee of striking it rich, but you'll certainly walk away with a trip, and photos to treasure.
A recreational wonderland in Northern Arizona, the White Mountains provide a picturesque setting for outdoor activities throughout the year. Hiking, biking, fishing, skiing, camping and more beckon enthusiasts from all over to explore the great outdoors and relish the clean, fresh air. The trail system is renowned in its own right, and allows visitors to not only take in the incredible sights (think Ponderosa Pines, meadows, streams, and lakes), but also provides front row seats to wildlife viewing.