Get Out and Explore Arizona During National Great Outdoors Month

June 5, 2017

PHOENIX – June is National Great Outdoors Month, and Arizona State Parks and Trails can show you how to make the most of it. Whether you spend a weekend or spend a day, our parks will give you and your family a reason to get out of the house and into an adventure.

Some of our favorite things to do around the state this June include:

Water Activities – The lake and river parks offer something for everyone to enjoy, like beaches, watersports, boating, fishing, and campsites.

Explore beautiful beaches at: Buckskin Mountain State Park, Cattail Cove State Park, Lake Havasu State Park , Patagonia Lake State Park, River Island State Park, and Roper Lake State Park. There’s even a dog beach at Cattail Cove State Park for your four-legged family members.

Find great boating and water sports at: 
Alamo Lake State Park, Buckskin Mountain State Park, Cattail Cove State Park, Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Lake Havasu State Park, Lyman Lake State Park, Patagonia Lake State Park, and River Island State Park.

Camping – Want to get outdoors from the comfort of a camping cabin? Available at Alamo Lake, Dead Horse Ranch, Kartchner Caverns, Lyman Lake, and Roper Lake state parks, these cabins are well-equipped with amenities to make your camping experience extraordinary! Prefer to tent or RV camp? Reserve a campsite at one of the 15 parks complete with electric and water hook-ups as well as showers and picnic areas.

Kartchner Caverns Tours – Get outdoors and underground at the best cave in the USA!
Kartchner Caverns State Park is a living cave that was formed over 20,000 years and is still growing today! During the 90-minute tour, you'll see Arizona’s largest column formation and other extraordinary features.


Night Life – Arizona is also home to beautiful night skies and amazing sunsets! Enjoy the outdoors after dark with moonlight hikes and experience a special stargazing party.

Museum Tours – Arizona is steeped in rich cultural and archaeological traditions. Explore the parks that offer a direct line to our state’s past. Plus, the historic museums are air-conditioned!


June is designated as Great Outdoors Month each year and highlights the numerous benefits of active fun outdoors and the magnificent shared resources of our parks, forests, refuges, and other public lands and waters. What started as Great Outdoors Week in 1998 has grown into a month-long celebration of the outdoors and all the benefits it brings – Including annual economic impact of $650 billion nationwide.