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Director Campout Series Gives Opportunity For Visitors To Engage Directly With State Parks Director

(Phoenix, Arizona - September 16, 2013) - Arizona State Parks Director Bryan Martyn will hold a Director Campout Series at several State Parks throughout Arizona from September through December 2013. The purpose of the campouts is to engage visitors, residents, campers, hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and other constituents in a conversation about State Parks.

Director Bryan Martyn said, "This will be a unique opportunity for people to come out and talk to me personally and share their vision about the future of Arizona State Parks. People are welcome to voice their opinions while enjoying the beautiful landscape of our State."

Other activities that Director Martyn will engage in and visitors are welcome to join him include: fishing, hiking, bird watching and exploring. Most events at the State Parks will include a Meet and Greet session at 3:30 p.m. and a Campfire Chat at a campsite at 6 p.m. A schedule of each day's events will be posted at the Park, on the AZStateParks.com website and the AZStateParks pages on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus.

The Campout Series will be held on these dates (some of these are in conjunction with other events at the parks and the schedule is subject to change):

September 18 at Dead Horse Ranch State Park (Cottonwood)

September 19 at Red Rock State Park (Sedona)

October 2 at Patagonia Lake State Park (Patagonia)

October 3 at Dankworth Pond unit at Roper Lake State Park (Safford)

October 4 at Roper Lake State Park (Safford)

October 5 at Kartchner Caverns State Park (Benson)

October 9 at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area (Show Low)

October 10 at Lyman Lake State Park (St. Johns)

October 11 at Homolovi State Park (Winslow)

October 18 at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park (Payson)

November 2 at Alamo Lake State Park (Wenden)

November 13 at Picacho Peak State Park (Picacho)

November 14 at Catalina State Park (Tucson)

November 15 at Oracle State Park (Oracle)

November 23 at Lost Dutchman State Park (Apache Junction)

December 4 at Buckskin Mountain State Park (Parker)

December 5 at River Island State Park (Parker)

December 5 at Cattail Cove State Park (Lake Havasu)

December 7 at Lave Havasu State Park (Lake Havasu)

For more information about the Director Campfire Series or for information about all of the Arizona State Parks visit AZStateParks.com or call (602) 542-4174.

For information about all 27 Arizona State Parks, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703), visit the website and online camping reservations at AZStateParks.com, Twitter/Facebook AZStateParks.


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