Tag Archives: Arizona State Park

Arizona State Parks Employ Homeless Veterans as Rangers

A program that has been launched in Arizona, working in partnership with a host of public and private agencies, is putting homeless veterans to work. The program is called the Arizona Action Plan to End Homelessness Among Veterans. Employing the … Continue reading

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Bighorn Sheep Return to Catalina State Park

One of southern Arizona’s numerous “sky islands”, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These sky islands are small mountain ranges that rise steeply from the desert floor and often feature a cool and relatively moist climate at their … Continue reading

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Arizona State Parks Introduce Family Campout Program

Arizona State Parks is hosting a Family Campout Program at five state parks during March and April. The new 2013 Arizona Family Campout Program is designed for families that have little or no experience camping. The program will introduce you to the … Continue reading

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An Oasis for Wildlife: Dead Horse Ranch State Park

Just a 20-minute drive outside of Sedona (Arizona), in the heart of Cottonwood, is Dead Horse Ranch State Park, a 423-acre outdoor oasis. Dead Horse Ranch is a camping mecca for nature lovers in the heart of Verde Valley. Located … Continue reading

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Lost Dutchman State Park: Adopt-A-Cactus

Last winter I posted three articles on Lost Dutchman, an Arizona State Park named after Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman, who reportedly found a gold mine in the Superstitions in the 1870s. According to legend, the gold is still there somewhere. … Continue reading

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More Gifts That Keeps on Giving

The Christmas countdown continues! While the holidays bring with it lots of love, time spent with family and friends, good food, and more, it can also bring stress—most from the gift exchange. Trying to find the perfect gift for someone … Continue reading

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: December 16

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Minnesota State Park Reservation System Upgrade The Minnesota state parks reservation system is being upgraded and will be temporarily unavailable … Continue reading

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Local Agreements Keep Arizona State Parks Open

As Arizona State budget cuts peaked several years ago it seemed almost certain that the gates to numerous state parks would close and remain padlocked for the foreseeable future. When the Arizona Legislature swept $8.6 million from Arizona State Parks’ … Continue reading

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Lost Dutchman State Park: Mixture of Mountains & Mystery

During the past winter I posted two articles on Lost Dutchman, an Arizona State Park named after Jacob Waltz, the Dutchman, who reportedly found a gold mine in the Superstitions in the 1870s. According to legend, the gold is still … Continue reading

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Arizona State Park Saved: Homolovi Reopens

In an earlier post (Homolovi, AZ: What’s in a Name?), I reported that cooperation between the Hopi Tribe and Arizona State Parks would soon result in the reopening of Homolovi Ruins State Park. The Hopi entered into a one-year agreement … Continue reading

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