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 Events for McDowell Mtn 
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FIRE BAN INFORMATION
Effective
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - Thursday, September 3, 2015 (Tentative)
Maricopa County's regional parks will initiate the annual fire ban. This includes banning the use of all
campfire, fire pits and charcoal grills; however, it is still acceptable to use gas/propane grills in designated areas such as the ramada areas, semi-developed and developed camping sites, and along the shoreline at Lake Pleasant Regional Park.
If the parks do not receive ample rain during the monsoon season, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department
may extend the fire ban to protect the parks resources and ensure visitor safety. To learn more, click here.

Park Maps

Virtual Trails

Escondido Trail Virtual Trail Take a virtual tour of the new Escondido Trail at McDowell Mountain Regional Park. This storytelling map shows captioned photos taken along the trail, their locations, as well as elevation profile graphs. Click on each photo for a larger view. Additional photos will be added in the future to cover different seasons and add new views. This is the FIRST virtual trail and we hope to bring you many more in the future. Happy trails...whether it’s virtual or the real thing, Maricopa County’s regional park system is connecting you with nature!

Hunting Maps

Per the 2012-13 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations, the following parks in Maricopa County are open to hunting using shotgun shooting shot when the season coincides with a quail season:

Hunting in parks opened by the Commission Order is not permitted within 1/4 mile of any developed picnic area, developed campground, shooting range, occupied building, boat ramp, or golf course.

At this time, the Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department is in the process of updating its hunting maps to be in compliance with the Arizona Game and Fish Department's hunting regulations. Once the maps are updated, they will be made available. Please note that hunting is NOT allowed in the following parks:

  • Adobe Dam Regional Park
  • Buckeye Hills Regional Park
  • Cave Creek Regional Park
  • Desert Outdoor Center at Lake Pleasant
  • San Tan Mountain Regional Park
  • Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
  • Usery Mountain Regional Park

 

 

 

 

Sunset/Full Moon Hike - McDowell

Friday Fitness Hike - **CANCELLED** - McDowell - 7/3/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 7/4/2015
Early Morning Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 7/9/2015
Friday Fitness Hike- 4 Peaks (Horse) Staging Area - McDowell - 7/10/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Snake Feeding - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Scorpion Night Hike - McDowell - 7/11/2015
Tot Trot on the Tortoise Trail - McDowell - 7/16/2015
Tortoise Talk - McDowell "The County Parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this Summer - 7/16/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 7/17/2015
Snakes, Spiders & Scorpions - McDowell "The County Parks are getting Wet 'n' Wild this Summer! - 7/18/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike - Dixie Mine Trailhead (End of Golden Eagle Blvd) - McDowell - 7/24/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 7/25/2015
Full Moon Hike on North Trail - McDowell - 7/30/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 7/31/2015
Scenic Sunset/Full Moon Hike - Scenic Trail - Adults only - McDowell - 7/31/2015
Reptile Feeding - McDowell - 8/1/2015
Exploring Shallmo Wash - McDowell - 8/6/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell - Wagner Trailhead - 8/7/2015
Mountain Bike by the Moon Light - McDowell - 8/8/2015
Fridays Fitness Hike- McDowell -Trailhead Staging Area - 8/14/2015
Nature Nurture-Kids Craft Time! McDowell - 8/15/2015
Early Morning Walk to Nursery Tank - McDowell - 8/20/2015
McDowell Friday Fitness Hike-Tom's Thumb Trailhead - 8/21/2015
Become a Jr. Ranger - McDowell - 8/22/2015
more...


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Fri-Sat: 6am-10pm
- 365 days a year

Nature Center Hours
Summer (5/18 - 10/19)
Mon - Sat: 8 am - 3 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Winter (10/20 - 5/17)
Sun - Sat: 8 am - 4 pm

Admin. Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

McDowell Mountain Regional Park
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr.
MMRP Arizona 85255  
Ph: 480-471-0173      Fax: 602-372-8596
mcdowellpark@mail.maricopa.gov

Mailing Address
McDowell Mountain Regional Park
PO Box 18415
Fountain Hills,  AZ 85268

 
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