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<November 2014>
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Parks is pleased to announce the launch of the long awaited on-line reservation system! The reservation system will allow you to take a virtual tour of the campsites, view the specifications AND reserve your favorite campsite from the comfort of your home computer or laptop on the go. Book your reservation today at or by clicking on the button above!


There are hundreds of sites for reservation throughout the Maricopa County Parks System. Many of these locations include a grill, with nearby restrooms. Covered ramadas are available and make the ideal setting for a wedding, party, or group gathering.

The Maricopa County Parks System is home to thousands of visitors every year. Developed and primitive camping is available at almost every park. Visitors come with their recreation vehicles (RV) from all over the country to stay at a Maricopa County Park. Amenities like water/electric hookups, restrooms/showers, and dump stations, make these parks a popular favorite. Tent campsites are also available, many with a picnic table and fire pit. Group campsites may be reserved in advance.

For a nominal fee, visitors can reserve an area or group campsite within the park for a wide variety of activities.


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McDowell Trailhead Staging Area - Closed Saturday and Sunday morning
Runners on the Pemberton Trail-McDowell
Progressive Fitness Hike #1 - Usery Park
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell
Desert Denizen's - Cave Creek Regional Park
Rock Art of Spur Cross
Wag ā€˜nā€™ Walk Dog Adoption Hike - Usery Park
Yappy Days - San Tan
Exploring the Desert - McDowell
Feeding Frenzy! - Cave Creek Regional Park
Shoreline Fishing Talk @ Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant
Lunch with the Critters -Estrella Park
Lake Pleasant and the Central Arizona Project Connection - Lake Pleasant
Scenic Lake Pleasant, a walk with Naturalist Frank - Lake Pleasant
Arizona Birds, Live! At Visitor Center - Lake Pleasant
Author Visit - Dr. Joyce Story - White Tank Mtn.
Reptile Feeding - San Tan
Pleasant Paddlers Program - Sunset and Moon Glow Paddle

Birding Adventures - San Tan - 11/2/2014
Demo new mountain bikes-McDowell - 11/2/2014
Exploring Spur Cross - 11/2/2014
Family Fitness Hike -Estrella Park - 11/2/2014
New to Arizona? - Usery Park - 11/2/2014
"Desert General Store" Walk - White Tank Mtn. - 11/2/2014
Life in the Desert -Estrella Park - 11/2/2014
Take Your Walk to the Desert - Spur Cross - 11/3/2014
Basics of Bird Watching - Usery Park - 11/5/2014
Night Shredders - San Tan - 11/5/2014
Sunrise Hike - White Tank Mtn. - 11/6/2014
Three Mile Thursday - Usery Park - 11/6/2014
Desert Edibles Walk - San Tan - 11/6/2014
Thursday Bird Walk - Usery Park - 11/6/2014
Wellness Program -Estrella Park - 11/6/2014
"Just for Kids" - Storytime in the Desert - Usery Park - 11/6/2014
Sunset/Moonlight Hike on Lousley Hill - McDowell - 11/6/2014
Thursday Evening Bird Watch Hike With the Full Moon - Lake Pleasant - 11/6/2014
Full Moon Hike - Spur Cross - 11/6/2014
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 11/7/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 8AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 11/7/2014
Backyard Birding - Usery Park - 11/7/2014
Tiny Tumbleweeds: Toddler Stroll - San Tan - 11/7/2014
"Just for Kids" - Toddler Cruise - Usery Park - 11/7/2014
Fun with a Bow - Archery 101 10AM Class - Lake Pleasant - 11/7/2014

General Park Hours
Sun-Thu: 6am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year 

Headquarters Admin Hours
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm
except holidays 

Maricopa County Parks & Recreation Dept.
The Headquarter Administrative Offices are located at:
41835 N. Castle Hot Springs Rd.
Unit Operations Center

Morristown, AZ 85342
Ph: 602-506-2930 or (928) 501-9200
Fax: (602)372-8596

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