2013 New Years Rally at Catalina State Park 6th Annual
Catalina State Park is in the Oro Valley just North of Tucson.
Most folks arrive a day or two after Christmas and leave January 1st or 2nd but some will be there before Christmas and some will stay later. As usual this is a casual rally with most activities planned by the group at happy hour. We usually have a few meals out and a few field trips. Happy hour will be every day weather permitting.
We are in site B33 which will be the site of the happy hour. This is on the south side of the Campground B. All sites have 50amp power and water. There two dump stations: one just after the Check-In Booth and the second is in campground B.
Reservations at: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/CATA/index.html
or by phone (520) 586-2283.
Cost of the park is $25.00 per night W/E (50amp).
There is a $5.00 non-refundable reservation fee.
Catalina State Park sits at the base of the Catalina Mountains. The park has nearly 5,000 saguaros as well as many other desert plants. You can hike into the mountains. There is a relatively easy hike that has become a tradition for New Years Day. You can also take a beautiful hike up to the Romero Pools but I do mean UP. The park is also home to many varieties of birds.
Just outside the entrance to the park is a new shopping center with many store and several restaurants including Olive garden and Red Lobster. The is more shopping just a few miles south on Oracle Rd.
But inside the park at the campground you are unaware of the outside world it is nearby, but far enough away to allow for a peaceful setting with beautiful mountain views.
If you make reservations please post them here in this topic so I can keep a list.