About Oracle State Park...
Oracle State Park is located in the northeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, in the town of Oracle, Arizona, about 35 miles north of Tucson (see map). Following a two-year period of closure, the Park reopened to the public in February of 2012 (read more).
Ranging from 3,500 to 4,500 feet in elevation, the nearly 4,000-acre park consists of oak grassland, riparian woodland and mesquite scrub habitats. These bio-habitats contain an extraordinary diversity of wildlife and plant species. For folks of all ages, there are 15 miles of scenic hiking trails, as well as guided tours, programs, a gift shop and the Kannally Ranch House museum. The Park has also played a lead role in environmental education for Arizona youngsters, hosting up to 3,000 students annually.
Kannally Ranch House
The 1930s Kannally Ranch House is a unique four-level Pueblo Revival adobe, with Moorish and Mediterranean influences. Features include hand-carved corbels, stencilled walls, hand-formed fireplaces, French casement windows, walled gardens and unparalleled views of the Galiuro Mountains. Museum displays include historic Kannally family photos and letters, furnishings, ceramicware and ironwork. There are also several paintings by self-taught cowboy artist Lee Kannally.
→ Click here to learn about the history of the Kannally Ranch...
→ Click here to learn about historic preservation efforts...
Education, Preservation & Conservation
The Friends of Oracle State Park is dedicated to assisting Park Rangers in their many duties, as well as raising funds needed to keep the Park open and undertaking the restoration and preservation of the Kannally Ranch House.
→ Learn about how you can become involved as a Friend...
→ To learn about all the Park offers, visit their official website....