Fire Restrictions in effect for Saguaro National Park
Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, Saguaro National Park will implement fire restrictions in both the Rincon and Tucson Mountain Districts, beginning Wednesday, May 22, 2013. More »
Bottled water no longer for sale in Saguaro National Park
Water bottle filling stations have been installed at both visitor centers and the Rincon Mountain District bike ramada for visitors to refill their reusable water bottles. A variety of BPA-free waterbottles are available inside the visitor centers. More »
Tucson Mountain District (west) road re-opened
The Golden Gate Road has been re-opened north of Sendero-Esperanza and is is now rated for high clearance vehicles due to the rough nature of the terrain. More »
May 20, 3013
Dry Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Southeast Arizona Tucson, AZ - Effective Wednesday, May 22, areas throughout Southeast Arizona will implement campfire and smoking restrictions until further notice.
May 13, 2013
Saguaro National Park is Tagged by Vandals Tucson, AZ - Significant graffiti was discovered along the Douglas Springs Trail in Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District over the weekend.
May 8, 2013
Saguaro National Park Recieves 2013 Active Trails Grant Tucson, AZ - Saguaro National Park is one of 22 national parks across the country selected to recieve a 2013 Active Trails grant from the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks.
May 6, 2013
Saguaro National Park to Offer Summer Junior Ranger Camps at Rincon Mountain District Tucson, AZ - Saguaro National Park will offer its traditional Junior Ranger Camps at the Rincon Mountain District (east) again this summer. For nearly twenty years these camps have introduced young Tucsonans to the wonders of southern Arizona's only National Park.
May 1, 2013
Saguaro National Park Offers Public Programs in May Tucson, AZ - Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this spring that explore the park's wonderful natural and cultural history.
April 24, 20013
Local Student Wins Expressions of Freedom National Art Competition Tucson, AZ - Arianna Martinez Reyna of Tucson is the first-place winner of the Expressions of Freedom Natinal Art Competition sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation.
April 17, 2013
Saguaro National Park Celebrates 2013 National Park Week Tucson, AZ - Saguaro National Park will waive entrance fees from Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th.
April 15, 2013
Saguaro National Park Celebrates National Junior Ranger Day Tucson, AZ - Saguaro National Park will celebrate with events and activites for families and their children.
April 9, 2013
Saguaro National Park Offers Special Programming For Civilian Conservation Corps Recognition Day Tucson, AZ - This event honors the CCC personnel and their work and the 80th anniversary of the founding of the CCC.
March 26, 2013
Saguaro National Park Offers April Program Schedule Tucson, AZ - Saguaro National Park is offering special hikes and talks this spring that explore the park's wonderful cultural and natural history.
March 20, 2013
Saguaro National Park offers one-day Junior Ranger Explorer Camp in the Tucson Mountain District (west) Tucson, AZ - Saguaro is offering a one-day Jr. Ranger Explorer Camp for kids seven to 10 years of age on March 30, in TMD.
February 27, 2013
Saguaro National Park Hosts Mata Ortiz Pottery Show with Western National Parks Association Tucson, AZ - We are pleased to host our cooperating partner WNPA in the Rincon Mountain District this weekend for a Mata Ortiz and Oaxacan Arts show and sale.
February 26, 2013
Saguaro National Park Tourism Creates $21.9 Million in Local Economic Benefit Tucson, AZ - A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 610,045 visitors to Saguaro National Park spent $21.9 million in communities surrounding the park. This spending supported 294 jobs in the local area.
February 14, 2013
March Naturalist Guided Programs at Saguaro National Park Tucson, AZ - Highlights of Saguaro National Park's programs for March include a variety of sunset and moonlight hikes in the West District; and Cactus Caravan, Star Parties and Night Walks in the East District.
January 28, 2013
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January 3, 2013
January Programs at Saguaro National Park Tucson, AZ - Highlights of Saguaro National Park's programs for January include a variety of sunset and moonlight hikes...
December 17, 2012
Saguaro National Park Invites Participation in Their Traditional Guided Night Drive Through the Rincon Mountian District's Cactus Forest Thursday, December 27, 2012 Tucson, AZ - Once again this year, Saguaro National Park's Rincon Mountain District (east) will open the Cactus Forest Loop Drive for special starlight driving tours the evening of Thursday, December 27th.
November 19, 2012
Saguaro National Park Offers Moonlight Programming in the Tucson Mountain District (West) Tucson, AZ - Saguaro National Park is inviting the Tucson community out to the Tucson Mountain District (west) to discover the beauty of the desert under the moonlight. Naturalist-guided hikes among the majestic saguaro cactus will be held near the time of the full moon in November, and a patio program on the night of the full moon itself features its rise over the peaks of the Tucson Mountains.
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Did You Know?
"Don't call ME pig!" Javelinas are able to eat spiny prickly pear pads with no obvious harm to their mouths, stomachs or intestinal tracts due to an enzyme in their saliva. Javelinas are not true pigs, they are peccaries, which are native to the Americas. True pigs are native to Europe and Asia. Wild pigs and boars are decedents from true pigs brought over on boats to the new world.