Free Entrance to State Parks This Easter Weekend

April 2, 2021

PHOENIX – Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona State Parks and Trails announced all visitors to Arizona’s more than 30 state parksA trail winds through green overhanging trees along the river in Red Rock State Park will enjoy free admission this weekend, April 3-4, as a thank you for their support over the past year.

Entrance fees at state parks will be waived all day Saturday and Sunday. Fees will still apply at Colorado River and Yuma Territorial Prison state historic parks, for cave tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park, tours, camping, special events and concessions.

"What better way to give back than to help people get outside and enjoy the amazing spring weather in our parks," said Bob Broscheid, executive director of Arizona State Parks and Trails. “We want to say thank you to the public for their support and encourage more people to explore the state.”

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

You can also enter to win great prizes by submitting your story of how Arizona State Parks helped you during the pandemic. Entries will be accepted until April 30, 2021. Visit for more information and to enter to win.

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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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