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Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

Located in: Central Arizona Region


Phone: 520-287-2791

Fax: 602-542-4188

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Established in 1994, Sonoita Creek State Natural Area's mission is to preserve this fragile riparian area and its surrounding environment. Encompassing a major portion of the Sonoita Creek and Coal Mine Spring watersheds, this is the State of Arizona's first significant Natural Area. The Natural Area protects not only the endangered Gila Topminnow and several special-status birds, but also historical and cultural relics. Low impact recreations such as hiking, and bird watching co-exist with education and scientific research of Sonoita Creek State Natural Area.

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Kartchner Cavern Big room and visitor center

My guides name was Kyle and he did a superb job. He was very knowledgeable and kept my interest through the entire tour. He knew the history of the mine and all about how it was discovered and how...

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Karchner Caverns Are a Natural Treasure

I appreciate all the effort people have put into preserving and keeping Karchner Caverns and the resident bats in excellent condition. The tours are well done and thoughtful. There is also a good...

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Cave Tour

Very enjoyable. Made reservations in advance, so no problem. Guide very knowledgeable. Went on rotunda tour. Very well done. Would recommend. Very interesting and very pretty! Would recommend...

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