Spend Your Winter with Arizona State Parks and Trails!

November 23, 2018

PHOENIX – Your state parks are decking the halls and getting into the holiday spirit, and you can too, with winter and holiday events all over the state to help you celebrate! Whether you’re heading south for the winter or enjoying the colder temperatures and snow, your state parks are nearby and celebrating!Snow covers the ground and the towering pine trees at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area.

In the north, Riordan Mansion State Historic Park will host Holiday Tours every Thursday through Monday in December. Make your way through period decorations and experience a historic holiday! If you’re more of a night owl, take advantage of the Christmas Twilight Tour to see the mansion glow in the darkness. Riordan Mansion also throws a festive Annual Christmas Party, complete with cookies, crafts, and Mrs. Claus! Fort Verde State Historic Park also has great events throughout December and into January. Experience a Victorian Christmas with various events in the park and nearby Camp Verde, including Candlelight Tours of Fort Verde’s historic homes!

In the southern region lies Lost Dutchman State Park, which is reveling in its peak weather through spring. A Star Party, Full Moon Hike, plus Edible and Medicinal plant hikes are all on the calendar! Kartchner Caverns State Park hosts their famous Photo Tours on December 22, a monthly opportunity to photograph inside the caverns (which isn’t normally permitted).

Plus, we can help you find the perfect gift for any outdoor lovers in your life, or anyone who wants to explore Arizona and learn more about the beauty and diversity in the state. Plus, every time you purchase an State Parks annual pass, you receive a one-year subscription to Arizona Highways Magazine. Click HERE for our guide to gift-giving for outdoor lovers!

For a full list of upcoming events, click HERE.

Plan your adventure now by visiting www.AZStateParks.com to find the best park to suit your destination desires. With parks located throughout the state, there is truly something for everyone this season!

"Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners."

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 AZStateParks.com.

PRESS CONTACT: Michelle Thompson at (602) 542-1996 - Email: pio@azstateparks.gov