Area Parks & Recreation

Oracle State Park

Hike on 15 miles of trails, find equestrian trails, bring a picnic and tour a historic ranch house. The park is a designated ‘dark sky’ area for stargazing. Also, it can accommodate group gatherings and hosts various events. Has an entrance fee. Open: 7am – 5pm daily.

Located at: 3820 Wildlife Drive, Oracle, Arizona 85623 (gate is on Mount Lemmon Rd) | Website | Facebook | Find Park Events | Astronomers Forecast | 520 896-2425

Coronado National Forest

Lots of opportunity exists in this multi-segmented forest both east and southwest of San Manuel. Find camping at Peppersauce Campground to the southwest. To the east is The Galiuro Wilderness. | Santa Catalina Map (pdf) | Forest Service Maps | Motor Vehicle Maps | Interactive Map

The Arizona Trail

The Arizona Trail passes just 6 miles west of San Manuel where it crosses Webb Road. The trail brings adventure to hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. It stretches from Utah to Mexico and is 800 miles long .

San Manuel is a designated gateway community of The Arizona Trail and has a public use airport just 6.8 miles from the trail.

To find the American Flag Trailhead go northwest from the gas station in San Manuel about 8/10 of a mile on Veterans Memorial Blvd and turn left onto Webb Road. Then go 6 miles and turn left onto Mount Lemmon Road. Proceed 6/10ths of a mile and make a right onto American Flag Ranch Road and in about 3/10ths of a mile you will see the portal. | San Manuel Info | Map | On Google Maps

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

The Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness west trailhead is 32 miles from San Manuel.

Permits must be purchased beforehand for this 19,410 acre wilderness area. Aproximately 9 miles north of Mammoth on 77, turn right onto Aravaipa Rd (same as college). It is then just over 12 miles on this mostly primitive road.

Webpage | On Google Maps | Info: 928 348-4400 | Permits: 877 444-6777

Birding

There are many places in the area that are great for birding such as along the San Pedro River just east of San Manuel. | Important Bird Areas – Lower San Pedro River


In San Manuel

City Park

The City Park in San Manuel has picnic tables, grills, benches, swings, slides and other equipment.
Located near: 111 5th Avenue, San Manuel, AZ 85631

Tennis Courts & Basketball Court

Multiple tennis courts and a basketball practice court are located near the swimming pool which is at 203 E Main San Manuel AZ 85631.

Swimming Pool

The San Manuel Pool is closed for repairs!

Links: Mammoth Swimming Pool | Facebook

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