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Hassayampa River Preserve

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Beautiful place and interesting history.

Experienced a nature walk tour. Very interesting! The tour guide is extremely knowledgeable. Saw... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
Teresa M
Easy trails, lots of birds to watch

Enjoyed walking the trails and identifying the various birds that were in the area. Shady areas... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Richard H
Tucson, Arizona
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“palm trees”(5 reviews)
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49614 W. Highway 60, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A little hard to find, well staffed preserve with short easy shaded walking paths around a pond and near a little water in the river bed, lots of birds, and nice visitor center. Nothing spectacular, but pleasant. There is another stretch of the Hassayampa River...More

Thank John S
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Experienced a nature walk tour. Very interesting! The tour guide is extremely knowledgeable. Saw lots of gorgeous hummingbirds and other types of birds. Loved the tour!

Thank Teresa M
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Enjoyed walking the trails and identifying the various birds that were in the area. Shady areas where you can sit and enjoy yourself.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We spent the morning at the Hassayampa preserve exploring the trails. Wildlife sightings are pretty common here. We saw lizards and quite a few birds including multiple Vermillion Flycatchers and Phainopeplas which are both common here. There are also feeders in front of the house...More

Thank TwoKayakers
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We were lucky that it was only in the 80s the day we chose to hike through the preserve. Still very hot in the sunny stretches, overall a good percentage of the trails are shaded. Most of the trails are flat but can be sandy...More

Thank Rhonda A
Reviewed May 7, 2018

I enjoyed going, but the day I was there it was 96 degrees. I simply did not have the energy to walk all the trails. Both the river and the lake were a bit of a disappointment, but I admit, it might have been better...More

Thank travelwriter52
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Easy, well managed trails. A great experience with several choices of trails, a couple round the lake. Recommended.

2  Thank johnash
Reviewed April 17, 2018

We drove into the Perserve, but all the parking spots were taken, and the next parking lot was like 2 blocks away, so we just drove back out. I heard the museum is supposed to be good, but it is a lot of hiking if...More

1  Thank photobratboy
Reviewed April 16, 2018

In front of the building you walk in to purchase tickets are hummingbird feeders that are just a hoot to watch and a photographers dream to catch. They have a board where they record when and what animal was seen. About three trails. All an...More

Thank justravelinthru
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Great place for easy trails and "Target rich" environment for birding. Can get hot so go early especially between mid April and October. I suggest weekdays, looks like it gets busy on weekends.

Thank Charles P
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Janet V
October 2, 2017|
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Response from charlene m | Reviewed this property |
We were there in April. Warm. No bugs.
Beverly B
November 4, 2016|
Response from shardydmd | Reviewed this property |
You may want to call, but pets are not allowed on the trail.
June 27, 2015|
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Response from beamc |
Our summer hours are Fri. - Sun., 7 - 11 AM. We will resume winter hours, Wed. - Sun., 8 AM - 5 PM. Admission is $5 for adults, kids and volunteers free.