Rincon Mountain District Backcountry Closures Due to Wildland Fire Activity
Due to fire activity and for the safety of hikers and campers, some trail and campground closures have been enacted. All off-trail areas within Saguaro National Park east of Douglas Spring Trail and Manning Camp Trails are also closed. More »
Short Term Trail Closures for Buffelgrass Treatment
Between August 19 and August 29, isolated trails in both districts may be closed for a short duration as aerial treatment of invasive buffelgrass is happening in that area. Closures will be posted at each trail and announced on facebook daily. More »
Junior Ranger Camp - East District
2014 Saguaro East Junior Ranger Camp Information
The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park will offer three Junior Ranger Camps during the month of June. These camps are designed for children 6 - 11 years of age. Participants will learn about the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert through ranger-led hikes, environmental games and craft projects.
Each camp will meet Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Saguaro National Park East. Wednesday afternoon includes a graduation ceremony where participants will become official Junior Rangers. This ceremony will begin at 12:00 noon - family and friends are invited to attend.
Applications will be accepted from February 15 through May 4, 2014. A lottery drawing to determine registrants will be held on Sunday, May 4th with results available later that afternoon. Download an application here, and drop it off or mail it to the visitor center at 3693 S. Old Spanish Trail, 85730. Call (520) 733-5153 with any questions.
The cost of the three day program is $30.00 per child.
Did You Know?
Even though the Sonoran Desert is known as very hot and dry place, snow sometimes falls and accumulates on the desert floor of Saguaro National Park. When it does it turns the desert into a winter wonderland. More...