Memorial Day is Best Spent Outdoors with Arizona State Parks

May 3, 2021

PHOENIX – Need to unwind and spend a weekend on the water or in cooler temps? Then look no further than Arizona State Parks, where adventure or relaxation await all over the state! A quick road trip could be the best vacation you’ve had all year!

  • Take a drive to Payson to experience the beauty of Tonto Natural Bridge State Park. Picnic on the grounds, then hike down to see the bridge from a new angle! Javelina and deer frequently visit, and while you’re nestled in thA view of the mountains with the sun setting on them at Homolovi State Parke valley enjoying the sights, you may forget there are cities to go back to.
  • For amazing views, cooler weather, and a chance to learn about the Hopi culture, visit Homolovi State Park near Winslow. The park has RV and tent camping spots, plus night skies that will surround and amaze you. Take a hike along one of the trails and see reminders of those who came before you.
  • If you want to make the most of your getaway, set up camp at Dead Horse Ranch State Park and enjoy fishing, strolling around the lagoons, or kayaking on the Verde River. Then, take a quick day trip north to explore Red Rock State Park and Jerome State Historic Park.
  • Nothing beats a vacation along the Colorado River! We recommend stopping at Buckskin Mountain State Park, where you can be as adventurous as you want to be. Whether you launch your boat for some water fun or take a hike over to River Island State Park, you’ll have a weekend you’ll never forget.

Have you explored all the opportunities to swim, hike, fish, boat, camp, stay in a cabin, or just relax in the great outdoors? Plan your trip to one of the more than 30 amazing Arizona State Parks for your Memorial Day adventure. Start now by visiting AZState

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For information about the more than 30 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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