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Hassayampa River Preserve

49614 W. Highway 60 (Milepost 114), Wickenburg, AZ 85390
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Wickenburg
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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English first
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We loved everything about this place. Gorgeous riparian area filled with the songs of tons of birds, lizards everywhere too! They have several short (half mile or so) loop trails you can take. One of them is stroller and wheelchair accessible even. The volunteers working were ao friendly. When we visited there were several scientists banding and weighing birds and... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We saw highway signs, saw the grove of palm trees and thought we'd enjoy a walk and a bit of a view. We were delighted! First off, you have to truly enjoy the 'story' of the Preserve and its colourful past. It is a great insight into the 'wild west' of Arizona 1860-1960! The work of volunteers and the Conservancy... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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115 reviews 115 reviews
43 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

A splotch of green in the desert. Nice trails give you a nice impression of the ecosystem that exists due to the underground river with only small portions visible above-ground.

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Green Valley
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Wonderful example of a riparian ecosystem. It is an underground river that comes up for 5 miles just here. The birding was superb.

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

This little jewel on the Hassayampa River is a fun place to visit (when it's not too hot). There are hiking trails and a small creek that runs all year. Great place for adults and children.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Don't look for a superficial Disneyland experience!! Look for a very unique adventure in the Sonoran Desert where there is a permanent lake and stream (sometimes a raging river) which provide for a wealth of wildlife and riparian flora. There are well marked and maintained trails that lead people through a delightful walking experience. The welcoming center has an abundant... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Hassayampa River Preserve is a Nature Conservancy holding not to be missed. It is a great place to take a family with small children, as the trails are well maintained and mostly level. There is a large natural pond which often has ducks and turtles and is in a shady glen. Most of the Preserve is in the shade so... More

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a must see..Go for 2-3 hrs..lots of walking and wildlife..watch for rattlesnakes in summer..

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Wickenburg, Arizona
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Loved the section with the water surrounded by trees. To get the feel of the Preserve, one needs to climb to the top and view the surrounding area.

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Brandon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Very nice setting. Trails are well marked. The diversity of plant life along with birds and animals is spectacular.

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