Saguaro National Park

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Saguaro National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Saguaro National Park
US locator map
Location Arizona
Nearest city Tucson, AZ
Area[1] 91,440 acres (370.0 km²)
{87,526 acres (354.2 km²) federal}
Established October 14, 1994
Visitors[2] 658,477 (in 2007)
Governing body U.S. National Park Service
Website NPS - Saguaro



Saguaro National Park is located in Arizona near the city of Tucson. The park is run by the National Park Service and is named after the Saguaro Cactus which is indigenous to the area. There are approximately 1.6 million individual saguaro plants growing within Saguaro National Park. [3] The flower of the cactus is the state flower of Arizona. [4] [5]

Saguaro Cactus in Saguaro National Park

See Also

References

  1. NPS Listing of Acreage 9/30/2008
  2. NPS Reports -> Ranking Report -> 2007
  3. http://www.nps.gov/sagu/index.htm
  4. http://www.nps.gov/sagu/
  5. http://www.americansouthwest.net/arizona/saguaro/national_park.html
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