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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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We recently took the Rotunda/Throne Room tour and had an excellent time. This is the second or third time we've taken the tour and continue to be amazed. The guide was knowledgeable and thoroughly...

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The Kartchner Cavern is spectacular. I highly recommend anyone to see it. I commend how the state is trying to preserve it and have it open for the public to see. There are restrictions on what can...

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Had the graduation gathering here.

Very nice, clean has everything you need for a party, electric lights, bbq, counter space, tables benches, etc. Covered space to stay out of the hot sun.

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