Extend Your Stay and Spend Your Fourth with Arizona State Parks & Trails

June 25, 2018

PHOENIX - With July 4th on a Wednesday this year, take the opportunity to extend your weekend and get outdoors with Arizona State Parks & Trails! If you can only take a day trip, there are still plenty of ways to relax and enjoy the holiday.

If you’re looking for scenic hideaway along the Colorado River for camping, swimming, fishing and boating, check out Buckskin Mountain State Park. This west coast park has fun activities for the whole family, and there are still lots of camping spots available – including riverfront tent camping sites.

At a cool 6,000-foot elevation, Lyman Lake State Park offers boating, fishing, hiking, and camping – tent, RV, and cabins. The fish have been biting lately, so get your rod and reel ready and head up north.

If you want to get away from it all without a long drive from the metro-Phoenix area, check out Dead Horse Ranch State Park, where trails, campsites, picnic areas, and fun along the Verde River await. It’s only a two hour drive from Phoenix, and you’ll feel like you’re in a different world with the rich canopy of trees and the soothing sounds of the river.

For traditional Fourth of July activities, try camping in one of these state parks near towns with fireworks, parades, and other holiday fun. Kartchner Caverns is also offering discounted cave tours for Arizona residents, with ID, all summer long.

"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