Website Help


Navigational Buttons:

The lefthand navigational menu provides access to our web pages. Please note on park pages the navigational menus change to reflect information relevant for that park only. Not all the parks have all the possible options.


Increasing Text Size:

To increase the text size of the web pages follow these browser specific directions:
Safari External Link : View Menu > Make Text Bigger
Firefox External Link : View Menu > Text Size > Increase
Internet Explorer External Link : View Menu > Text Size


High Contrast and Accessible Layout Views:

The free Opera External Link web browser provides built in style sheets that allow you to see the site in both a High Contrast (B/W) and High Contrast (W/B) versions. It also allows you to see an Accessible Layout version of the site. To enable launch the Opera browser select the View Menu > Style > Then choose a preferred style.


How to Return Home:

At anytime you can press the Arizona State Park logo in the upper left corner to return to the main home page. Accesskey "1".


Photo Gallery Navigation Using Keyboard:

Each of the Parks has a Photo Gallery. Access Keys have been assigned to aid keyboard navigation of the galleries. Learn more about our Accessibility Policy.

Access Keys, which allow a computer user to immediately jump to a specific part of a web page via the keyboard, have been assigned for the main Navigational Menu.

Typically, you need to press a keyboard key + the Access Key to make the Access Key function. The key you need to press will change depending upon your computer, your internet browser, and other factors. Typically, to utilize the access key press the ALT key on a PC, and the CONTROL key on a Macintosh computer. You may also have to turn on the Access Key functionality in your browser's preferences.

Accesskey "1" = Returns User to Arizona State Parks home page.

Each of the Parks has a Photo Gallery. Access Keys have also been assigned to aid keyboard navigation of the galleries.

Accesskey "N" = Goes to the Next photo
Accesskey "P" = Goes to the Previous photo
Accesskey "I" = Returns to the Photo Gallery Index


Printing Tip:

In Internet Explorer you can save paper by printing pages at a reduced size. Go to File > Print Preview, then select a reduced size in the drop-down menu. For example, if you choose 75%, it will fit more text on each page.


Downloading and Opening PDF Documents:

This website uses the Portable Document Format (PDF) to make downloadble information available to visitors. To download, open, or print a PDF document you will need the free Adobe Reader from Adobe.com External Link. Adobe Reader is available for both Macintosh and Windows computers. There are also other applications that can view PDF documents, for example, Preview on the Mac.

On this site, all links to PDF documents are marked with a small PDF icon. The size of the file is also indicated like this: (PDF Document 874 KB PDF)


Interactive Enabled PDF Documents:

These PDFs allow you to open the PDF on screen and fill out the form electronically. You can then print the form and/or save it. Visitors must use Adobe Reader version 5.0 or higher. Interactive Enabled PDFs do not work in the Preview program on Macintosh computers. Instead, download the PDF and manually open it in Adobe Reader from Adobe.com External Link.

Some Interactive Enabled forms also let you submit the information directly from the form. To do so, you'll have to type your initials in the signature box to digitally "sign" the form. Please, only press the submit button once.

Remember, if you have any difficulties with the filling out a PDF on your computer, print out a copy, manually fill it in and then mail it to us.


Help with Share & Bookmark Icons
Share
The Share & Bookmark feature allows you to remember our website address and share it with others using a variety of external sites. This feature works best in Internet Explorer and Firefox. Read about the options below:

  • Select Email to email yourself or a friend the link for that park's website.
  • Select Bookmark to add that park's website to your browser's “Bookmarks” or “Favorite” list so you can return later. This feature only works in Internet Explorer & Firefox. To add as a Bookmark in Safari or Opera go to the “Bookmarks” menu and choose “Add Bookmark.” To add as a Bookmark in Chrome press the Star.
  • The other icons represent Social Networking Websites, like Facebook, MySpace, Google and Stumble Upon. To add an Arizona State Parks website to your page on those sites you need to have a membership and sign in, or create an account. Signing up is typically free and each site offers a different experience. Sharing also allows you to return to our website from most of these services since you'll typically be adding our link on your home page for that site. Note that any activity you engage in while on external sites is at your own risk. Read our External Link policy for more information. To summarize, if you currently use one or more of these external internet services, this feature is a convenient way to add your favorite Arizona State Park to it.
  • As an example, Stumble Upon and Digg allow you to "vote" for which websites are “interesting.” So, if you have a Stumble Upon account, and use the Share bar to recommend an Arizona State Park website you will share it with others, the ranking will go up, and the site may be visited by even more people. You can then re-visit our site from your Stumble Upon home page.
  • On Twitter, can you follow our ID AZStateParks.
  • All of the links are provided as a convenience only; they are not a recommendation of any product, service, or organization. Links will open in a new window and leave the Arizona State Parks website. Arizona State Parks does not provide technical support for any of these external sites, if you need help, look for the help page on the external sites.
  • The Share & Bookmark feature may not work in all browsers with all of the sites, but has been tested in the most popular browsers.
  • Users without javascript can Email a park home page to themselves or a friend.
  • Note that selecting any page within a park's website will share or bookmark the home page for that park, not the specific page you're viewing.


Known Website Issues

It is generally best to keep your website browser up-to-date. The minimum screen size needed to experience the Arizona State Parks website is 800 x 600 pixels. This site has been tested at that size and larger.

On September 30, 2008, we tested this website with the following web browsers:
Mac OS 10.4.11 Firefox v2.0.0.12
Mac OS 10.4.11 Safari v3.1.2
Mac OS 10.4.11 Opera v9.24
Windows XP SP2 Firfox v3.0.1
Windows XP SP2 Safari v3.1.1
Windows XP SP2 Opera v9.52
Windows XP SP2 Internet Explorer v7
Windows XP SP2 Internet Explorer v8 Beta 2 (not suggested for public)
Windows XP SP2 Google Chrome v0.2.149.27 (beta)

On February 18, 2009, we tested this website with the following web browsers:
Mac OS 10.4.11 Firefox 2.0.0.20
Mac OS 10.4.11 Safari v3.1.2 (4525.22)
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Firefox v3.0.6
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Chrome v1.0.154.48
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Opera v9.63 Build 10476
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Internet Explorer v7.0.6001.18000
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Safari v3.2.1 (525.27.1)

On June 15, 2009, we tested this website with the following web browsers:
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Safari v4.0
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Internet Explorer v8 public release
Mac OS 10.4.11 Firefox v3.0.11
Mac OS 10.4.11 Safari v4.0

On July 2, 2009, we tested this website with the following web browsers:
Mac OS 10.4.11 Firefox v3.5

On August 12, 2009, we tested this website with the following web browsers:
Mac OS 10.4.11 Firefox v3.5.2
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Safari 4.0.3
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Firefox 3.5.2
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18813
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Google Chrome 2.0.172.39

Issue: In Internet Explorer, bulleted lists do not indent properly. This is an issue with the web browser.

Issue: In Safari, Chrome or Opera pressing the Favorite button under the Share & Bookmark graphic will not bookmark the page but instead bring you to the AZStateParks.com home page. To add as a Bookmark in Safari or Opera go to the “Bookmarks” menu and choose “Add Bookmark.” To add as a Bookmark in Chrome press the Star.

Issue: In Chrome, Interactive map text is large. Some reports have indicated Flash media won't work in certain cases. This browser is still is beta and is under development.

Issue: When trying to buy tickets for Kartchner Caverns, my shopping cart is blank. Javascript must be enabled to utilize the shopping cart.

Issue: In Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2, the controls for the interactive maps do not work. Internal document links (anchor links) do not work. To fix use the new Compatibility View in IE8.

Issue: On handheld devices (iPhone, PDA, Blackberry) it is sometimes difficult to navigate. We are working on a version of our CSS that is designed specifically for small screens and handheld mobile internet devices.

Issue: When printing from Firefox, the right part of the general Locator map gets cut off. This does not affect the information on the page.

Issue: In Internet Explorer 6.0, extra space appears between the navigational buttons. Also, the Arizona at your Service logo on the top righthand corner appears distorted. Internet Explorer 6.0 does not recognize the .PNG file format. Upgrade to Internet Explorer 7.0 or switch browsers to correct these errors.

Issue: In non-Internet Explorer browsers, the embedded flash for dial-up users on the Audio Update pages does not allow a keyboard user to tab into the flash to bring in into focus. This is a known limitation with many browsers that do not recognize flash content for keyboard control. The Flash file has been marked with Accessibility and Access Key features. Keyboard users may still listen to the MP3 file or read the text version of the Audio Update.

Issue: On a Windows computer, my fonts look jaggy. To correct this, turn on font smoothing. In later versions of Windows (Me, NT, XP): Go the desktop area of your screen (i.e. the area where all the program icons are shown) then right click with your mouse. This will show a small menu: select Properties, then select Effects tag from the window that appears: then tick Smooth edges of screen fonts. This will greatly improve how text displays on your screen. In some versions, you should also select Use Clear Type from the drop-down menu.

Issue: Adaptive Zoom in Internet Explorer and Opera breaks the layout at any size over 200%. Turn off CSS to fix this problem.

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