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Arizona--the Grand Canyon State. The 48th State admitted to the Union, Arizona became a state on February 14, 1912. The contrast and diversity of Arizona includes the lore of the Old West and the dynamic zest of the New West. A varied climate and easy access to many attractions make Arizona an ideal vacation spot. Ancient Indian ruins and desert oases are within minutes from most cities.
For RVers there is a great diversity of camping facilities available. Luxurious 5-star RVresorts, to dry camping in the forest or desert.. The BLM and national forest permit camping in most of their land and most have developed campgrounds. The BLM and forest may have some restriction because of fire hazards or protection of the environment so inquire before camping. Some BLM areas charge a small fee to dry camp. If you desire to stay in the more popular and luxurious RV parks reservations are usually necessary especially in peak season.
The "land of room and time enough", our state has elevations of 12,670 feet in the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff and points where the Colorado River drops to 70 feet above sea level in the southwestern desert area. With 113,909 square miles, Arizona ranks 6th in size, larger than New England, Delaware and Pennsylvania combined.
While you are here in Arizona, please feel free to attend one of our chapter campouts or meal meetings. Please contact the club via the email links provided on the Arizona Chapter or "Meal Meetings pages for information or reservations.