Are you looking to make the most of the upcoming three-day weekend? Explore the great outdoors and take advantage of free admission to over 30 state parks and natural areas in Arizona on Monday, January 16, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
According to a press release from the Arizona State Parks and Trails, residents of Arizona can enjoy free entrance to over 30 state parks and natural areas across the state simply by showing an Arizona ID. However, the release noted that fees will still apply at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, for tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park and Riordan Mansion State Historic Park, camping, special events, and concessions.
Bob Broscheid, executive director of Arizona State Parks and Trails, encourages residents to take advantage of free admission and explore the state’s diverse beauty.
“Arizona’s amazing parks and outdoor spaces are the perfect way to spend a long weekend,” Broscheid said. “I encourage people to explore and enjoy the diversity, beauty, and fantastic weather their home state offers.”
There are plenty of ways to enjoy your time at the parks. Whether you’re interested in pre-planned road trips, camping, hiking, fishing, boating, or learning about Arizona’s history, there’s something for everyone.
You can make a camping reservation and hit the road or plan a day trip to your nearest state park. With free admission, there’s no excuse not to make the most of the beautiful Arizona wilderness this long weekend.
Arizona is known for its breathtaking landscapes and beautiful state parks, and now visitors can take their outdoor experience to the next level with comfortable cabin rentals at several state parks. Eight state parks currently offer cabin rentals, with the newest additions at Lake Havasu, Lost Dutchman, and Patagonia Lake state parks.
One of the cabin rental options is at Alamo Lake State Park, where visitors can stay in one of four rental cabins that overlook Alamo Lake and the surrounding desert. Each cabin features a covered wood porch and comfortable features. The cabins are furnished with two single, bunk-style beds with mattresses (four beds total), one table, four chairs, electricity, two ceiling fans, lights, heat/air conditioning, and a lockable door. The cabins are accessible by car and RV and equipped with water and electric hook-ups outside. A picnic table, fire ring, and charcoal grill make for a well-equipped outdoor setting. The cabins sleep up to four people, with a maximum capacity of six people, and restrooms and showers are within walking distance.
Another great option is Dead Horse Ranch State Park, where visitors can stay in comfortable camping cabins on the Verde River. The cabins are furnished with a full-size bed, a bunk bed, a table and chairs, a dresser drawer, a ceiling fan with overhead light, and electricity. All cabins have heat, AC, and a stunning central Arizona atmosphere.
Kartchner Caverns State Park offers another great cabin rental experience for families who want to go camping without needing an RV or tent.
Lake Havasu State Park also recently added 13 new camping cabins. Visitors can enjoy the park’s beauty while staying in comfortable cabins with lakefront access and great views. The cabins come with a queen-sized bed, two sets of bunk beds, a table and chairs, a ceiling fan with overhead light, and electricity.
Lyman Lake State Park also offers eight rental cabins available by reservation, all with beautiful views of the northeastern park. Each cabin has a panoramic view of Lyman Lake with covered porches and comfortable features.
The cabins have two to four single, bunk-style beds, mattresses, a table or bar counter, four chairs, electricity, light, heat, air conditioning, and a lockable door.
The cabins are accessible by car or RV and equipped with water and electric hook-ups.
Arizona’s state parks offer a variety of comfortable cabin rentals that allow you to enjoy nature to the fullest without sacrificing your comfort. With a great range of locations, amenities, and prices, you’re sure to find the perfect cabin and make the most of your time in Arizona.