Hohokam Ruins In Catalina State Park

Susan and Charlea at Romero Ranch Ruins

On a perfect Saturday in February, our friends from New York, Susan & Charlea, went with Ms. Karen, Molly Dog, & me to Catalina State Park in Oro Valley. After paying the $7 entry fee, we found a pleasant picnic area and fortified ourselves before hiking the archeological site on the ridge across the road.

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Camping and RV’s in Arizona State Parks

Patagonia Lake

There are several Arizona State Park Campgrounds and RV Sites off the I-10 Corridor between Casa Grande and Willcox. RV Hookup fees are $25 a night. For sites without electricity they are $17 a night. Reservations can be made online 24/7 or with a phone call. Visit the official Arizona State Park Website for more information.

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Cabins at Roper Lake

Roper Lake Cabins

Camping in Comfort

We are always looking for comfortable places to stay at affordable prices. Roper Lake State Park just outside of Safford, offers 8 lakeshore cabins for rent yearround. A steal at $55 a night, 2 day minimum, 14 day Maximum. Visit the official website for more information.
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Catalina State Park Hikes

Catalina St Park Picnic

We recommend Romero Canyon to Montrose Pools. The Romero Canyon Trail (7.2 mi.) is a longer, more strenuous hikes through beautiful desert terrain and riparian canyons. It climbs to cool natural pools during the wetter months and connects with other Coronado National Forest trails. Dogs on leash OK. Visit the … Continue reading