Arizona State Parks

List of Arizona National Parks, State Parks, Historic Parks, and Recreation Areas

This is a List of Arizona National Parks, State Parks, Historic Parks, and Recreation Areas in the Arizona state park system.

Probably the most famous park in Arizona is the Grand Canyon National Park, which is the 2nd most visited national park in the United States. 

National Parks

State Parks

Arizona State Parks is the governing agency of all Arizona state parks. The agency was created in 1955, following the rapid growth of the post-World War II recreation and tourism industries in the American Southwest. The agency’s board was created in 1957, and currently consists of seven members plus an executive director.

State Airport

State Fish Hatchery

State Wildlife Area

National Forests

National Memorial

National Historic Site

National Wildlife Area

National Wildlife Refuges

National Recreation Areas

Wilderness Areas

There are 49 wilderness areas in the state of Arizona.

  • Apache Creek Wilderness
  • Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
  • Arrastra Mountain Wilderness
  • Aubrey Peak Wilderness
  • Baboquivari Peak Wilderness
  • Bear Wallow Wilderness
  • Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness
  • Cabeza Prieta Wilderness
  • Coyote Mountains Wilderness (Arizona)
  • Eagletail Mountains Wilderness
  • East Cactus Plain Wilderness
  • Fishhooks Wilderness
  • Fossil Springs Wilderness
  • Galiuro Wilderness
  • Harquahala Mountains
  • Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness
  • Havasu Wilderness
  • Hells Canyon Wilderness (Arizona)
  • Hummingbird Springs Wilderness
  • Juniper Mesa Wilderness
  • Kachina Peaks Wilderness
  • Kanab Creek Wilderness
  • Kendrick Mountain Wilderness
  • Mazatzal Wilderness
  • Mount Logan Wilderness
  • Mount Tipton Wilderness
  • Mount Trumbull Wilderness
  • Muggins Mountain Wilderness
  • Munds Mountain Wilderness
  • Needle’s Eye Wilderness
  • Paiute Wilderness
  • Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness
  • Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area
  • Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness
  • Rincon Mountains
  • Salome Wilderness
  • Salt River Canyon Wilderness
  • Sierra Ancha Wilderness
  • Sierra Estrella
  • Strawberry Crater
  • Superstition Mountains
  • Sycamore Canyon (Yavapai County, Arizona)
  • Sycamore Canyon Wilderness
  • Trigo Mountains Wilderness
  • Upper Burro Creek Wilderness
  • Warm Springs Wilderness
  • West Clear Creek Wilderness
  • Wet Beaver Wilderness
  • Woodchute Wilderness

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Alamo Lake State Park

Nestled in the Bill Williams River Valley, Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona’s best kept secrets. The stark desert beauty is reflected off the water where cacti dot the mountainous landscapes that surround the lake. It is one of the best places to fish for bass in Arizona.

Catalina State Park

Catalina State Park sits at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains in Arizona. The park is a haven for desert plants and wildlife and nearly 5,000 saguaros.