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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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.
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.
We will maintain our focus on operational improvements which includes volume buying for improved margins and maintaining our supervisory support programs" rather than "Our newest travel center located in Arizona at Picacho Peak continues to have a positive impact on our operating results.
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Bowlin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "The performance of our newest travel center located at Picacho Peak in Arizona was a positive factor in the increase to gross sales.
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.
Bowlin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "The newest travel center at Picacho Peak, Arizona continues to have a positive impact on our operating results.
west of Picacho Peak, near the California-Arizona border.
The set contains two discs with eight episodes from Arizona Highways Television that feature natural and historic gems like Kartchner Caverns, Winslow's La Posada Hotel, Picacho Peak, Tonto Natural Bridge and numerous other locations throughout the state.
Next time you make the trip, stop at Picacho Peak State Park, just west of Interstate 10 at exit 219.
Recent project awards include the Mohave Wash Drainage Channel in Kingman, Arizona; a Design Concept Report for the rehabilitation of Peoria Avenue, in Peoria; and pavement preservation construction documents for the Picacho Peak area.