Buckskin Mountain State Park Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Arizona State Parks & Trails

November 7, 2017

To mark the 60th anniversary for Arizona State Parks & Trails, Buckskin Mountain State Park in Parker, Ariz. is celebrating with a fun-filled event on Saturday, December 2, 2017.

The activities will begin at 9 a.m. and include a Dutch Oven chili cook off, beer garden sponsored by Parker Chamber of Commerce, food vendor, vintage trailer show, flat bottom boats, classic car show and shine, Parker 4 Wheelers, “mussel” cars sponsored by Anderson Dealership, Bradley Chevrolet and Parker Motor Co., live feeds and giveaways by Jack FM Radio with Tijuana Tim, a live band featuring Chuck E. Bumps & the Crocodiles, pin-up contest, and an in-park poker run. The theme of the event is “Then and Now.” Everyone is invited to attend.

“This event is a great way to celebrate the 60 years that Arizona State Parks & Trails has been somewhere you can spend time with your family, have an adventure or just enjoy the scenery,” said Sue Black, executive director of Arizona State Parks & Trails. 

“Arizona State Parks & Trails is a gold medal award-winning agency,” said Park Manager Jerry Rather. “We’re really excited to host this event and celebrate our diamond anniversary.”

WHAT: 60th Anniversary Celebration – cost is $10 per vehicle for four adults. 

WHERE: Buckskin Mountain State Park – located on Highway 95 in Parker.

WHEN: Saturday, December 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit azstateparks.com/buckskin.

WHO: For more information about this event, contact the park directly at 928-667-3231.

"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