Picnic Area

Open all year dawn to dusk

Location
The picnic area is located near the visitor center. The access road is located just to the west of the visitor center parking area. You can drive directly to the picnic area or walk from the visitor center along a short (0.1 mile) trail.
 
A covered picnic table in oak forest
Picnic tables along Montezuma Canyon wash, shaded by oak trees

NPS Photo

 
Regulations
The park and picnic area are open for day use only; camping is not allowed. Mild temperatures and low humidity provide pleasant opportunities in all seasons. Reservations are not accepted; the picnic area generally does not fill to capacity. Fires are permitted only in grills, but may be prohibited during high fire danger. Hunting, woodcutting, and gathering of minerals and vegetation are prohibited. Pets should never be left unattended in vehicles and must be kept on a leash.

Available Facilities
There are 25 sites located beneath the trees, multiple ramada structures, and several water faucets and fountains. Restrooms are accessible to persons in wheelchairs, and the area is relatively level. Outdoor grills are provided for cooking fires. Visitors need to bring their own charcoal or wood, as no wood gathering is allowed. Overnight camping is prohibited. A Special Use Permit is required for activities in the picnic area with more than 25 people.

Last updated: April 2, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

4101 E Montezuma Canyon Rd
Hereford, AZ 85615

Phone:

(520) 366-5515

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