Oracle State Park Campground in Oracle Arizona north of Tucson will offer 30 RV sites, 20 cabins and 20 tent sites as part of a $4M make over of the property. The budget was allocated in May 2018 with progress to start immediately. More details will be added as they become available.

    Oracle State Park, in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains about an hour’s drive north of Tucson, now has more than 15 miles of hiking and biking trails, picnic areas and access to the cross-state Arizona Trail.

    Once owned privately and later by the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife, the park officially opened to the public in 2001.

    A centerpiece of the site is the historic 1930s Kannally Ranch House, which was owned by the family that donated the land to the Defenders of Wildlife.

    The park has been awarded an International Dark Sky Park designation, which could make it an attractive overnight destination for amateur astronomers.

    “This is a 4,000-acre park in a part of the state that is growing,” Black said. “Knowing that we’re reinvesting in it, I’m really proud of our team and what we’ve been able to accomplish.”