Wildflowers are starting to bloom across the Grand Canyon State and they're a sight for sore eyes. If you're craving a little fresh air and exercise, these Arizona State Parks are still open and perfect for you to practice social distancing outdoors. Although some facilities may be closed, these spots let you get a little R & R with nature. 

From miles of shoreline and seas of wildflowers to red rock views, these parks remain open as long as they're used responsibly. 

If you want to get your daily dose of sunshine, be sure to check the parks' pages for updates and changes. 

Picacho Peak State Park

Price: $7 per vehicle

Address: Eloy, AZ

Why you need to go: In spring, there are seas of wildflowers and an abundance of hiking trails. 

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Lake Havasu State Park

Price: $15 - $20 per vehicle

Address: 699 London Bridge Road, Lake Havasu, AZ

Why you need to go: You can sit on the shoreline and enjoy this desert beach minus the actual ocean. 

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Dankworth Pond State Park

Price: $10 per vehicle 

Address: 8600 US-191, Safford, AZ

Why you need to go: Although this park is smaller, it's great for fishing, kayaking, and wildlife viewing. 

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Red Rock State Park

Price: $7

Address: 4050 Red Rock Loop Rd., Sedona, AZ

Why you need to go: This 286-acre nature preserve is surrounded by dreamy red rock views. Get ready for a scenic solo trip. 

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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

Price: $7

Address: Payson, AZ

Why you need to go: Paved trails and viewpoints are still open. You'll get to see one of the world's largest natural bridges. We call that a win-win. 

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Homolovi State Park

Price: $7 per vehicle

Address: Winslow, AZ

Why you need to go: This spot encompasses over 4,000 acres and features grasslands, hiking trails, petroglyphs, and a pueblo archaeological site. 

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We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

 

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