No Camping Experience? No Problem. Join us on a family campout to learn the ropes of camping and experience all the fun of being in the outdoors!

Take the preparation out of camping by joining Arizona State Parks and Trails at a Family Campout this Spring! Louis Juers hosts a fun learning experience for families of all ages to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and a night sleeping out under the stars.

Participating in the Family Campout Program will teach families the basics of tent camping, as well as various outdoor skills such as archery, geocaching, astronomy, and more! This is an exciting experience for kids of any age to discover the wonder of time spent outside.

Family Campouts offer valuable lessons to any family interested in learning more about the outdoors. Conservation-minded activities that foster an appreciation for Arizona’s natural resources are explored throughout your time on the campout. Although activities vary by location, participants may hike, fish, paddleboard, or simply enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature from Arizona’s state parks. Spend time with loved ones this Spring and embark on a new adventure!

Activities vary depending on the park, participant ages and weather conditions: Guided Hikes • Mountain Bike Clinic • Archery • Geocaching • Fishing Clinic • Live Animal Demonstrations • Campfire Stories • Presentations on Geography, Birding, Geology, Astronomy • Service Project.

Registration is $90 for a family of up to 4. Additional family members $5 each. One family per registration. For families greater than 4 — special arrangements are needed — please email [email protected]. Sorry, children 5 years and younger and pets cannot attend this program. Since this event focuses on learning to tent camp, RVs are not allowed.

2019 Spring Dates
• March 16-17:
Lost Dutchman State Park – Apache Junction
• March 23-24: Catalina State Park – Tucson
• April 6-7: Patagonia Lake State Park – Patagonia
• April 13-14: Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area – Show Low
• April 27-28: Red Rock State Park – Sedona
• May 11-12: River Island State Park – Parker
• May 18-19: Dead Horse Ranch State Park – Cottonwood

“Managing and conserving Arizona’s natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of the people, both in our parks and through our partners.”

For information about all 35 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, trails, Off-Highway Vehicle Program, and State Historic Preservation Office, call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit