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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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Awesome caves a great find.

Our family got to see the most incredible sights underground. It was a great learning experience as well. For our preteen and teenage kids, they had as much fun as we did as parents seeing and being...

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Wonderful Park, Great Weekend!

I camped in the park and was very impressed. Water hook up and many sites also have electricity. The Camp Hosts were wonderful. They checked me in as soon as I arrived to my reserved site. They drove...

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The Underground

I've done this tour a number of times with family and with field trips with the school and its always a lot of fun and educational. Its humid and warm, don't chew gum and wear sneakers for comfort...

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