What is the weather like at the park?

What is the weather like at the park?

As a general rule of thumb, temperatures at Out of Africa Wildlife Park are about 10° F cooler than the Phoenix area during summer, spring, and fall. The Park elevation is approximately 3,000 ft; a significant contrast from Flagstaff, our neighbor to the north, which sits are nearly 7,000 at its low point. Flagstaff may be just 50 miles away, but their temperatures run 15-20 degrees cooler than those at the Park. Unfortunately, the Phoenix-based local news stations tends to use Flagstaff weather as a representation of all Northern and North-Central Arizona. In other words, if it’s snowing in Flagstaff, it does not mean it’s snowing Camp Verde. In fact,  it’s very rare to receive even a dusting of snow at Out of Africa.

Our facility is open 363 days of the year. Closed only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, the park remains open the other 363 days unless circumstances such as extremely heavy rain produce a dangerous condition to the general public. Safety is our primary concern for guests, staff, and our animals. For current weather conditions, click here. Coming in 2013, we will provide live, streaming video images from the Park’s Zip-Line Tower cam, also scheduled to open 2013.

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