Your Arizona State Parks
MISSION: Managing and conserving Arizona's natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners.
- 27 State Parks are open to the public
- 2.5 million visitors use the State Parks annually
- 60,000 acres lie within the State Parks system
- 1,386 camping units ranging from primitive to large RV sized areas and 13 of the parks have electric hook-up sites
- More than 50 historic buildings are protected within the park system
- All parks have some facilities that are accessible, including trails and tours
- Kartchner Caverns State Park is one of the only "show caves" in the nation that is completely barrier free
- 58 miles of hiking/walking trails within state parks
- 9 swimming areas and 10 fishing areas
- 10 museums and 25 visitor centers make parks a great place for tourists and residents alike find information about nature-related and recreational activities
- 21 parks have great wildlife viewing opportunities
Arizona State Parks have a significant economic impact on the communities and counties in which they are located. According to a study conducted by Northern Arizona University, Arizona State Parks generate more than $266 million in economic activity annually and support more than 3,000 jobs, primarily in Arizona's rural communities.
The value of Arizona State Parks is, of course, not measured by economic impact alone. Parks enhance community quality of life and preserve priceless historic, cultural, and recreational resources for residents and visitors from around the world.