Picacho Peak State Park

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Picacho Peak State Park


Location:Off I-10, exit 219; 60 miles south of Phoenix and 40 miles north of Tucson.
Facilities:100 campsites, electric and non-electric hookups, showers, restrooms, group-use area (by reservation), picnic area, trails, historical markers, playground (é).
Activities:Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Used as a landmark by travelers for centuries, Picacho Peak stands 1,500 feet above the desert floor. The most significant Civil War battle in Arizona took place near Picacho Peak in April of 1862, when an advance detachment of Union forces from California attacked a Confederate scouting party. The battle is reenacted here each year.
Address:PO Box 275
Picacho, AZ 85241

Phone:520-466-3183
Web: www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/picacho.html
Size: 3,502 acres. Elevation: 2,000 feet.

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5-mile unpaved road to the Picacho Peak Recreation Area.
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Jean and Nancy spent many years traveling the country, often with their grandchildren, in their motor home, spending winters at Picacho Peak State Park in Arizona.
Melvin believes the communities, Kingman, brook, Safford and Picacho Peak would be good sites for the nuclear waste recycling and storage facility, due to the salt formations in those areas.
For history buffs, if you find yourself making the two-hour drive to Tucson to catch a Dodgers road game against the Colorado Rockies or Arizona Diamondbacks, you will come upon Picacho Peak, a particularly gorgeous rock formation that somehow became the site of a famous Civil War battle April 15, 1862.
The high-water mark of the South's attempt to make the Confederacy a two-ocean republic and tap California's gold came at Picacho Peak, beloved of Southwesterners as the westernmost "battle" of the Civil War and "the Gettysburg of Arizona.
28, the Bureau of Land Management Las Cruces District staff will begin repairing the access road to Picacho Peak Recreation Area, northwest of Las Cruces.
1 SOUTHERN ARIZONA Rising from the desert between Phoenix and Tucson, Picacho Peak State Park shows off Mexican gold poppies and other blooms for a few weeks in March.
USCorp is organizing its resources and strengthening its infrastructure to support the permitting and growth that is anticipated through development of our primary property, the Twin Peaks Mine, and our recently acquired property in the Picacho Peak region of Imperial County, California.
Starting on Friday, April 21, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Las Cruces District will begin repairing the access road to Picacho Peak Recreation Area, northwest of Las Cruces.