Wednesday, September 21, 2011

U.S. National Park Service Free Entrance Days in the National Parks - Arizona Parks w/ Waived Entry List

U.S. National Park Service Free Entrance Days in the National Parks: "Free Entrance Days in the National Parks"

Waterfall at Yosemite National Park, Photo by DanNg, NPS
Yosemite Falls

America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.*

Mark your calendar for these upcoming fee-free days in 2011:

September 24
National Public Lands Day is the country's largest single-day effort to spruce up parks and other open spaces.

*Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.

Parks listed on this page waive their entrance fees on nationally designated fee free dates. Please check with each park for operating hours and event schedules.
By Name | By State
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Grand Canyon National Park
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Petrified Forest National Park
Pipe Spring National Monument
Saguaro National Park
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Tumacacori National Historical Park
Tuzigoot National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument

To make a reservation for camping in a state park, go to or call (520) 586-2283.
Northern Arizona State Parks
• Dead Horse Ranch State Park, Cottonwood, (928) 634-5283 — 150 campsites — fishing, boating (non-motorized), hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, guided trail rides.
• Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, (928) 537-3680 — 92 hookup sites, 31 campsites, fishing, swimming.
• Lyman Lake State Park, (928) 337-4441 — 61 campsites and four yurts and four cabins, fishing, waterskiing.
• Homolovi State Park, (928) 289-4106 — 53 campsites, Ancestral Hopi villages, podcast tours, hiking.
Southern Arizona State Parks
• Catalina State Park, (520) 628-5798 — Taking reservations online for 40 campsites; horse trails and corrals, day-use hiking.
• Kartchner Caverns State Park, (520) 586-2283 — 60 campsites — cave tours (call for reservations).
• Lost Dutchman State Park, (480) 982-4485 — 70 campsites, hiking into Superstitions.
• Patagonia Lake State Park, (520) 287-6965 — 75 campsites, boats to rent, fishing, beach.
• Roper Lake State Park, (928) 428-6760 — 71 campsites — hot tub, fishing.
Western Arizona State Parks
• Alamo Lake State Park, (928) 669-2088 — 250 campsites, excellent bass fishing, waterskiing, swimming.
• Buckskin Mountain State Park & River Island, (928) 667-3231 — 126 campsites, water sports, cabanas, beach.
• Cattail Cove State Park, (928) 855-1223 — 61 campsites. launch ramp, dog beach.
• Lake Havasu State Park, (928) 855-2784 — 47 campsites — boat launches, great park areas and swimming beach.
Camp cook stoves only, no smoking on trails.
For information about Arizona State Parks call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703 or visit the Web site at to make campground and cave reservations.

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