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Wildlife Tours Paradise Valley AZ

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Roxanne Boryczki
(480) 837-8665
16650 E Palisades Blvd, Ste 106
Fountain Hills, AZ
Agency
Arizona Trails Services, Inc./dba AZ Trails Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Italy, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
All Inclusive, Beach Vacations, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Customized Travel, Disabled / Accessible, Eco-Tourism, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Incentive Travel, Leisure Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Meeting Planning / Events, National Parks, Safari, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.aztrailstravel.com

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Cataract Lake (Coconino County Park)
(928) 679-8000
Williams, AZ
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, REC Open to Public

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Tonto NF (Christopher Creek Campground)
(928) 474-7900
Payson, AZ
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 30-Oct
Services
Non Flush
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Wood
Recreation
River Swimming, Stream Fishing

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Apache Palms RV Park*
(480) 966-7399
1836 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Golf Nearby

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Fool Hollow SRA
(928) 537-3680
Show Low, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Family Camp, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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Barbara Hoeck
(480) 759-5615
10826 S Shoshoni Dr
Phoenix, AZ
Agency
Hoeck Travel Planners
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Middle East, Australia / New Zealand, Europe-Western, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Archeology, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Music & Performing Arts, Nature, National Parks, Rail, Religious, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
hoecktravel.jurni.net

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Royal Palm*
(602) 943-5833
2050 W. Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Control Access Gate, Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
RV Storage, Grills, Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub, Putting Green, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Golf Nearby

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Tempe Travel Trailer Villa
(480) 968-1411
Tempe, AZ
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Age Restriction, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Ice, Laundry
Recreation
Pool, Golf Nearby

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Covered Wagon RV Park*
(602) 242-2500
6540 N Black Canyon Hwy Lot 53
Phoenix, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Pool

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Green Acres RV Park*
(480) 964-5058
2052 W Main St
Mesa, AZ
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Escort to Site, Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Patios, Laundry
Recreation
Equipped Pavilion, Pool, Hot Tub

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Appropriate Conduct around Wildlife

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Appropriate Conduct Around Wildlife


From the pages of Camping Life

Every year, visitors to the backcountry are injured by wild animals that are, for one reason or another, put in a situation that leads to dangerously close contac with humans. Most of the time, it isn’t the animal that chooses to have such close contact.

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Baby Animals

From time to time, young animals, such as fawns, will be left alone temporarily by their mothers. Do not intervene, because it will only cause problems. If you approach closely or handle a young animal, a lingering human scent may lead to total abandonment by the mother.

• If the mother catches you messing with her young, she may perceive you as a threat and attack you.
• Never, ever get between a mother and her baby.

Small Animals

Don’t feed them, even if they come into camp looking hungry. It’s a strong temptation to feed seemingly friendly wildlife, but that accomplishes two negative ends. It makes them dependent upon human food, and it encourages them to hang around a human camp, both of which can be dangerous for them.

• Don’t try to touch. A startled animal may scratch or bite you, which can transmit dangerous diseases.

Big Animals

The No. 1 rule for all wildlife is to keep your distance.

• The best thing you can do if you want close-up photos is to buy a telephoto (200 mm to 400 mm)
lens, so you don’t have to crowd the animal.
• Do not shout, wave or throw objects to get the animal to “look” at the camera.

Bears

Food and surprise encounters are the two biggest problems between humans and bears when in bear country. Black bears are opportunistic foragers, always looking for a free meal, so it is important to keep a clean camp. The grizzly bear is a powerful predator, capable of outrunning a horse. Keep in mind that when you are in grizzly country, you are now just part of the food chain. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs, and will not hesitate to charge intruders.

• Don’t leave food in your vehicle. Bears can and will break into vehicles if they see or smell food.
• In the backcountry, hang food high in a tree. Sleep at least 100 feet from where you hang the food,
cook and eat. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo may also attract bears, so store them
as you would food.
• Don’t sleep in the same clothes you wore while cooking and eating. Hang that clothing in plastic bags
away from camp.
• At campsites without bear-proof garbage cans, treat garbage and leftovers the same as food. When
leaving camp, pack out all food scraps. Place food and garbage in tightly sealed plastic bags. Double-
bag everything to prevent the ...

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