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Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

Central Arizona Region

Phone: 520-287-2791

Fax: 602-542-4188


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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Cavern of Choice

Family trip, well organized, cavern was excellent and well staged by the state park organization. Tour guide was good (perhaps too many bad puns), all in all very well done.

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The Throne Room Tour

Our first time going to the caverns after driving by many many times. We have been to a few cave tours, however this one was the best. Our tour guide Rich made the tour extra fun with his knowledge...

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GreAt Tour

We went for a tour of the big room cave at the park. Our guide Ranger Mike was so full of information and had a great personality. It was both a fun and learning experience. I would definitely...

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