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Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

Address: 150 Blue Heaven Rd, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Phone Number: (520) 394-2400
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Patagonia
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A lush 770-acre habitat where both bird and plant life are abundant.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: A lush 770-acre habitat where both bird and plant life are abundant.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We hiked several trails, but there wasn't much to see. We had hoped to see some hummingbirds, but we saw no wildlife, not even a squirrel.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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81 reviews 81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Large preserve along one of the few year-long flowing creek. Beautiful riparian area and open meadows that draw birds and hold a variety of wildlife. Nice visitor center with information on latest bird sightings.

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Tucson, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

A friend and I drove to Patagonia to hike and found the Nature Conservancy's Patagonia Creek Preserve, an amazing place about a mile from town. The fee is $6 for non-members and $3 for members. We took the 2 mile loop that runs along the creek, which was still flowing in December, through an amazing giant Oak Tree Forest, and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were in the general area to visit the Empire Ranch House. I wanted to write a review for them but they're not listed on TA. I recommend a visit to the historic ranch. We ended up in Patagonia and the Preserve. My niece and I had been former members of the Nature Consrvancy and wanted to view this area.... More 

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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128 reviews 128 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Trails lead along the Sonoita Creek where many species of birds can be seen. It's a lovely Nature Conservancy property.

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Emmaus
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401 reviews 401 reviews
26 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This place is a gem, a riverside habitat for birds that has no equal in the area. It is best in the spring and summer, but is also good in wintertime.

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I first read about this preserve in a tour book where it was described as "enchanted", and that is exactly the word that I would use. It looks like the middle of nowhere when you pull up, but there is ample parking, restrooms and a very small gift shop. They are open until 4pm and closed on Monday and Tuesdays.... More 

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Sonoita Creek flows here for two of its five miles (the rest being dry wash this time of year) and watercress grows, making this a green, verdant habitat for birds and other wildlife. The massive cottonwoods took my breath away. The trails were nice to walk, and the peacefulness of this special place is addictive. A must visit for birders... More 

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St Paul, MN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We hiked here a couple times in March 2014. It's a nice place with a small but beautiful visitor center, friendly volunteers and great hummingbird feeders. Check ahead for hours since they are closed some days, and close early on others.

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Boone, NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Peaceful preserve that is not only enjoyable, it benefits the Nature Conservancy. Lovely, flat walk along the super-green Sonoita Creek - part shaded, party sunny. Good wildlife and bird viewing. The Vermillion Flycatcher is a bright red (with black mask) bird who is highly sociable and will pose for you as long as you like. Javalinas drink from the creek.... More 

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