Kartchner Caverns State Park


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Kartchner Caverns State Park


Location:9 miles south of I-10, off AZ 90, exit 302.
Facilities:60 campsites, electric hookups, showers, restrooms, picnic areas, picnic shelters, hiking trails, visitors center, exhibits, amphitheater, gift shop (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, cave tours, educational programs.
Special Features:The cave was discovered in 1974, but its existence did not become public knowledge until its purchase was approved as an Arizona State Park in 1988. A trained guide leads all tours of the cave, and facilities at the park's Discovery Center include information on the tours as well as interactive displays and a theater with a video program. During the summer months, the cave's Big Room serves as a nursery for about 1,000 female cave myotis bats.
Address:PO Box 1849
Benson, AZ 85602

Phone:520-586-4100
Web: www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/kartchner.html
Size: 550 acres. Elevation: 4,600 feet.

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Fees will still apply for tours at Kartchner Caverns State Park, tours, camping, special events, and concessions.
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Kartchner Caverns State Park is near Benson, Arizona, approximately 60 miles southeast of Tucson.
From Phoenix, head south to Kartchner Caverns State Park, 50 miles southeast of Tucson, for cave tours, hiking and picnicking.