Every Summer Has a Story

July 1, 2019

PHOENIX – Summer is in full swing, with temperatures rising throughout the state, so it’s time to plan a cool getaway to your favorite spot! From Sedona adventures to lakeside relaxation, your state parks have you covered so you can beat the heat!

Sedona is a popular destination during the summers, but the temperatures stay cool enough to create a sweet reprieve! On your way The white clouds reflect in the lagoon water at Dead Horse Ranch State Park.there, park the RV or stay in a cabin at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood. This green getaway is settled on the Verde River, with three lagoons, plenty of campsites, and a fun playground for the kids. It’s an amazing place to build your home base while you head farther north for nearby adventures!

Stop by Red Rock State Park in Sedona for a gorgeous hike on one of the many trails, and keep an eye out for wildlife. The riparian areas along the trails make a great habitat for the locals, so have your camera ready! Slide Rock State Park is an iconic Sedona destination, just waiting to be enjoyed. Take in the amazing view and keep cool while slipping and sliding in Oak Creek!

Find breezy getaways in southern Arizona when you visit Patagonia Lake or Roper Lake state parks. Patagonia Lake offers rolling hills and desert views, while Roper Lake’s green shores lie in the shadow of Mt. Graham. Both offer camping opportunities, from RV and tent to air-conditioned cabins!

A classic AZ summer destination is the Colorado River, and four state parks can get you there! From upbeat Lake Havasu and Cattail Cove to laid-back Buckskin Mountain and River Island state parks, there’s a memory waiting to be made at each of your parks by the water. Enjoy the energetic atmosphere at Lake Havasu, or rent a kayak at Cattail Cove’s white sand beach. Bring it down at Buckskin Mountain and River Island, both low-key parks to give you the R&R you deserve!

No matter where you’re headed, make sure it’s a summer to remember at your Arizona state parks!

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For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, trails, Off-Highway Vehicle Program, 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