Arizona Residents Get Free Admission To State Parks This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend

January 8, 2019

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey has announced that for the third year in a row, all Arizona residents will get free admission to state parks during Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend.

Entrance fees at state parks will be waived for all Arizona residents between Saturday, January 19 and Monday, January 21. Visitors must show an Arizona ID for free entrance. Fees will still apply for cave tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park, tours, camping, special events, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, and concessions.

“January is a great time to get out and explore the parks in our amazing state, and a three-day weekend is the perfect opportunity,” said Arizona Governor Doug Ducey. “I encourage all Arizona residents to visit a state park near them during this special weekend.”

With more opportunities to hike, fish, camp, stay in a cabin, boat, or just relax in the great outdoors, Arizona State Parks has an adventure waiting for everyone. Plan your trip now by visiting AZState Check the online calendar of events to find activities for the whole family.


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For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit

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