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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:00 am | Updated: 4:42 pm, Wed Apr 17, 2013.

Name the Governor of Arizona who spoke at the dedication of the Park on May 25, 1983.

Answer: Governor Bruce Babbitt

How many people visit Catalina State Park each year?

Answer:  170,000 - 200,000

You can find the only poisonous lizard in the United States at Catalina State Park. What’s its name?

Answer: Gila monster

What’s the name of the longest trail in Catalina State Park?

Answer: Sutherland Trail (10.5 miles)

Name the largest cactus in the United States. (Hint: there are lots of them in Catalina State Park.)

Answer: Saguaro  


What’s the name of the highest peak in the Santa Catalina Mountains?

Answer: Mount Lemmon - 9,157 feet

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