Know Before You Go

Know Before You Go:

  • Carry at least one gallon of water per person, per day. Additional water is recommended during the summer as temperatures can be extremely high, especially in the lower elevations of the park.
  • Treat all water collected for human consumption. Water is generally scarce throughout the year.
  • Be careful with campfires. Check with the visitor center regarding fire restrictions prior to your trip.
  • Be cautious around all wildlife. Know what to do if you encounter Africanized bees, black bears and mountain lions.
  • Do not leave valuables in vehicles.
  • Pace yourself according to your own physical condition.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Respect the weather in all seasons.
  • Do not cross flooded streams. Wait until the flow subsides.
  • Use biodegradable soap and wash away from water sources.
  • Cellular phones work in many parts of the Saguaro Wilderness Area, but not in all. High points with a view of Tucson work best.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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3693 S Old Spanish Trail
Tucson , AZ 85730


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