Catalina State Park

4.8147 Votes
  • Address: 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737, United States, 85737
  • Phone: +1-5206285798
  • Fax: +1-5206285797
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Trail, Park, Wildlife Park, Hiking Trail, Entertainment, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature, Bird Watching, Games, Landmarks, Parks

The Catalina State Park is loved for its sheer variety of activities and magnificent natural hiking pathways and trails, picnic area amidst the greens, camping sites with BBQ grills, picnic tables and a wide variety of biodiversity.

The wholepark is home to around 170 species of birds and animals which include wildlife. Apart from the wild experience the place still offers modern amenities, making it a favorite picnic spot for families.

Highlights include:

  • The Romero Ruin Interpretive Trail which passes through the prehistoric Hohokam village ruins.
  • The Birding Trail used by birdwatchers.

Entrance Ticket Details For Catalina State Park

  • USD 7 per car of max 4 adults.

Park Entrance Fees:

  • Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): USD 7.00
  • Individual/Bicycle: USD 3.00

Camping Fees:

  • Non-Electric: USD 15-25
  • Electric site: USD  30

Catalina State Park Hours

  • The Visitor Center/Ranger Station is located at the park entrance and is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm daily
  • Gift shop: Daily from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • Picnicking Area: Daily 5.00 am to 10.00 pm

How to Reach Catalina State Park

  • By Bus: At Oro Valley Marketplace (around 2 kilometers away)
  • By Car
  • By Taxi 

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  • Catalina State Park Address: 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737, United States, 85737
  • Catalina State Park Contact Number: +1-5206285798
  • Time required to visit Catalina State Park: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 20.25% of people who visit Tucson include Catalina State Park in their plan

  • 56.52% of people start their Catalina State Park visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Catalina State Park

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Catalina State Park

People normally club together Tohono Chul and International Wildlife Museum while planning their visit to Catalina State Park.

People also prefer to end their day with Catalina State Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Catalina State Park Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautiful park and a true back country experience. You’ll see every walk of life along the trails. The trails are lightly maintained. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was because of the African bee infestation. No matter where I went in this park it seemed to be a problem. You pretty much need to get ready inside your car and then take off running

  • First time to Catalina State Park. Loved the hiking trails and views! Camp host and rangers very nice. Only downside was the ant infestation in the campground spots. I got bit by a red ant and so did my dog. I understand not a lot you can do about ants in a park, but enough of an annoyance to mention.

  • We camped here in an RV in late July for four nights. We camped in loop "A". Aside from the Camp Host there were only two other campers here!! This is a very nice and well maintained park. All of the campsites are paved and very level. They are also quite spacious. There are shower houses and flush toilets at both loops. They are immaculate and quite nice! There are several hiking trails available and a pretty cool Native American Indian ruins area along the Romero Ruins trail to check out. The park is just a very short drive from everything you'd need. There is also a laundromat about five miles away. We paid $30 per night for water and electric. There are no "Full" hook-up sites, but they do have a couple dump stations.

  • Beautiful place but as with all easy-access hiking, very busy. Nice trails with some accessible for a walk rather than hike. Depending upon where you are in the park, the road noise from Oracle Road is pretty bad. Very nice that they have the little pavillion for concerts and such; while we were there, there was a wedding in progress. All in all, a nice place to take visitors or for light hike. Go on a weekday for a less crowded experience.

  • Beautiful state park! Clean, paved RV/trailer pads. Plenty of room in between spots. Great hiking onsite, clean bathrooms, lots of wildlife. Close enough to town for supplies, restaurants & shopping. We cannot wait to come back!!

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  • Are dogs allowed to hike on leash in the park?

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    • Yes, on leash dogs are allowed on hiking trails. But, keep in mind that there are some areas like Desert Bighorn Sheep Management Area where dogs are not allowed at all. 

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