This year, the Arizona State Parks and Trails celebrates its 60th anniversary. Founded in 1957, Arizona State Parks and Trails currently partners with 31 different state parks and trails as well as several different organizations around Arizona and the United States, including Arizona Game and Fish and the National Park Service, to support Arizona state parks and trails by encouraging residents to opt outside and enjoy the beautiful natural landscape Arizona has to offer.
Arizona State Parks and Trails provides a variety of fun activities and perks to its visitors including cave tours, reserving campgrounds and cabins, and many other programs such as astronomy events and facilitated hikes, to help Arizonans and tourists adventure around the state.
There is always an exciting program or event to attend provided by Arizona State Parks and Trails. These programs include guided hikes, educational series on Arizona plants and flora, as well as informational talks about different Arizona native animal species. Some interesting events coming up include a Star Party at Cattail Cove State Park on March 4th and the Road to Country Thunder event at McFarland State Historic Park on April 1st. Check out the list of different events being hosted and find one at a state park near you here.