PO Box 700, Oracle Arizona 85623
Ranging from 3,500 to 4,500 feet in elevation, this nearly 4,000-acre park is located in the northeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains near the town of Oracle. The park site, which began as a cattle ranch in the early 1900s, contains various native plant communities, interesting geologic formations, abundant wildlife resources and the historic Kannally Ranch House. The park currently serves as an environmental education center and a wildlife refuge. Oracle State Park is not yet open to the public on a walk-in basis, however, the park offers two environmental education programs which are available to school groups by reservation only, as well as maintaining a 7-mile section of the historic Arizona Trail which is open for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. When the park opens for day-use, visitors will enjoy picnicking, birding, hiking, and nature study facilities.
Other Arizona State Parks nearby:
(Tucson) Catalina State Park
(Oracle) Oracle State Park
12/02 Coming to The Oracle area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.