Oracle State Park might soon be known for its dark nights and starry skies as well as its sunny days and scenic landscapes.
Kannally Ranch House, nature trails make for a fun day for families
With guided hikes, abundant wildlife, a historic house and cool temperatures, Oracle State Park beckons visitors looking for a quick, easy day trip.
Oracle State Park is offering a Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14.
Bird-watchers came out early for the "grand reopening" of Oracle State Park about a year ago. Budget cuts have made access to the park a hit-or-miss proposition.
Visitors at Oracle State Park will get an extra day to enjoy the sights there each week when the park reopens on Feb. 2 for three months.
The flavors of mesquite flour and prickly-pear juice, hands-on nature activities for children and the rumble of the famous mesquite bean hammermill doing its grinding job are headliners at Oracle State Park's harvest event Saturday.
Hikers Gene and Sheerie Slatton set out from Kannally Ranch
House to meet up with friends for a day of hiking during the grand
reopening of Oracle State Park. The event was Saturday.
Nearly 30 birders came out for Saturday's grand reopening.
Birders gathered early at Kannally Ranch House for a bird walk
during the grand reopening of Oracle State Park.
Oracle State Park is known for its oak-grassland landscapes. It
sits at a higher elevation, which makes for a grassland setting and
Oracle State Park, about 40 minutes north of Tucson, reopened
Saturday after being closed since October 2009 due to state budget
Arizona State Parks and the Friends of Oracle State Park invite
the public to celebrate the reopening of Oracle State Park to the
public beginning in February.