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Picacho Peak State Park

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Beautiful State Park with Excellent Views

A great place for picnicing, camping and hiking. the Visitor center is very inviting and the staff... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2018
Amarillo, Texas
Nice park

Just left after a week there. These are nice large sites. Our 37 foot class A and tow fit... read more

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Fruitland Park, Florida
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“civil war”(12 reviews)
“hunter trail”(20 reviews)
“sunset vista”(7 reviews)
Visitors traveling along I-10 in southern Arizona can’t miss the prominent 1,500-foot peak of Picacho Peak State Park. Enjoy the view as you hike the trails that wind up the peak and, often in the spring, overlook a sea of wildflowers. The park and...more
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Exit 219 off Interstate 10, Picacho, AZ 85131
+1 520-466-3183
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All reviewscivil warhunter trailsunset vistahiking trailswear glovesroad noisecar entryelectrical hookupsgood idea to bringpretty levelsurrounding desertgreat hikegreat views from the toplarge sitesnice campgroundbring plenty of waterloose rocks
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

A great place for picnicing, camping and hiking. the Visitor center is very inviting and the staff is very friendly and knowledgable. A great place to take children for outdoor learning.

Thank carirowland
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

Just left after a week there. These are nice large sites. Our 37 foot class A and tow fit nicely,. Lots of pull-throughs. Fire rings, ramadas (little roofs over the picnic tables) a few sites had an additional area to set up a tent or...More

3  Thank gargoyle158
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Located between Tucson & Phoenix, easy to access. The longest hiking trails can be quite difficult, but there are plenty of moderate options. Views from the peaks can be awesome. Depending on weather, wildflowers can be stunning.

2  Thank 537lannym
Reviewed March 29, 2018

The Hunter Trail to the top of Picacho Peak is rated difficult and is difficult and challenging. Bring plenty of water and a pair of gloves to grip the cables. The hike to the saddle is not overly difficult. Upon reaching the saddle you will...More

Thank smithscottb
Reviewed March 21, 2018

This place is simply beautiful. The sunrise and sunsets are to die for. Lot's of walking areas. Is there a negative? Well, the interstate is some what close so there is a slight amount of road noise. The stars at night more than make up...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This Arizona State Park is located richt next to the Interstate between Tucson and Phoenix. It has a nice campground next to the Picacho Peak which van be hiked to the top. Campsites have only electricity, but there is a dumpstation with also potable water....More

Thank Josbob
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Generous, clean RV spots all paved. Some pull through and some back in. Clean showers and restfooms for tent campers. Great hiking from easy to difficult. Beautiful sunsets.

Thank Sheryl Lynn N
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Wanted to climb this mt for the past six winter visits to Tucson from ne Pennsylvania. Did it earlier this week after a 3/4 hr ride on a Sunday (there is a per car fee to enter the park), started 8:45 am on the 3...More

2  Thank Jakey54mate
Reviewed February 14, 2018

We've driven by Picacho Peak in the past but never stopped until this trip when we had time for short hike. We would loved to have taken a longer trail and gotten close to the summit but ended up on the Calloway Trail. The overlook...More

3  Thank TRbeer
Reviewed February 10, 2018

The hike to the top of Picacho Peak is worth the climb. Just enough steep elevation changes to make things interesting, but a bit technical in places. Cables available for the really steep parts, and good idea to bring gloves to protect the hands. The...More

Thank Mark B
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Jerome P
September 21, 2018|
Response from carirowland | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. My cousin and I were there just a short time having a picnic. You would have to check the Park Staff about that.
Mike A
December 29, 2016|
Response from ArizonaStateParks | Property representative |
Mike, Yes, this park offers full hookups, including up to 50amp service and pull-throughs with trailers. If you visit our campground reservations webpage for that park, you can view options based on filters for size and... More