The San Tan Mountain Regional Park is placed at the crossroads of diverse
communities, regions, and cultures. The park is in demand to meet the needs of
a regional area extending south from central Maricopa County and the East
Valley of metropolitan Phoenix, into northern Pinal County. It is important
that certain irreplaceable natural open space resources be preserved and that
conservation management guidelines be established by the residents of the
region to insure the integrity of the San Tan Mountains against degradation.
Located just south of the Maricopa/Pinal
County line near the Town of Queen Creek, the San Tan Mountain Regional Park
has been used for decades for various recreation activities such as hiking,
equestrian riding, and wildlife photography. The park is rich with unique
historical, cultural, and biological resources. This master plan seeks to
provide programmed recreation activities that meet the needs of the existing
users, future park visitors, and the growing East Valley population while
protecting the park's natural, Sonoran Desert mountain environment. The master
plan has considered both the 7,938 acres of currently designated park land and
2,260 acres of adjacent Maricopa County land.
Currently, the park consists of 10, 200
acres south of Hunt Highway in Pinal County.
Restroom facilities and water are available at the San Tan visitor center.