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 »
Junior Ranger Camp - East District
2013 Saguaro East Junior Ranger Camp Information
The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park will offer four Junior Ranger Camps during June and July, 2013.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, 2013. A lottery drawing to determine registrants will be held on May 5, 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 $25.00 per child.
Did You Know?
Saguaro National Park is more than just a desert park. In fact, the highest point in the eastern district is Mica Mountain at 8,666. There you will find a dense forest of Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, alligator-bark juniper, and aspen.