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Agua Caliente Park

12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9054
+1 520-724-5000
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Beautiful July afternoon

The park has a lot to offer. Drinking water (in the desert, and you run out) important, hiking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tucson, Arizona
Flourishing once again

In the recent past, the park has seen its share of not so good times. The water has returned to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9054
+1 520-724-5000

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The park has a lot to offer. Drinking water (in the desert, and you run out) important, hiking trails, historic sites, picnic areas, restrooms, walking paths, and nature ship/culture center/art gallery. Moreover, there is birding, wild life viewing, and views of the mountain. Bring sun...More

Thank DBRTrips
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the recent past, the park has seen its share of not so good times. The water has returned to the pond and it is a wondrous sight to see water in the desert. The foliage is remarkable and it is a great area for...More

Thank 283valerieg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice park with walking paths and picnic benches. The only downside is no playground for kids. But the wildlife kept mine entertained such as the turtles.

Thank rbkh231
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Great little hidden gem. Families, dogs, couples, solo visitors all visit. Great little place to go.

Thank Haley L
Reviewed 28 April 2017

My favorite park in Tucson. Out of the way and not usually very crowded, we love to spend the afternoon there.

Thank Cassandra Z
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Agua Caliente is a man-made oasis in the Catalina foothills. There's a pond with water fowl and turtles and many, many palm trees. We visited for a bird-watching tour and saw many birds we have never seen before (we are not experienced bird watchers) and...More

Thank X-NYr
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I've been here several times and am never disappointed. There are fish and aquatic turtles (red ear sliders) in the pond(s) as well as ducks and other waterfowl. The place is similar to a wetlands area with reeds and other aquatic plants growing that you'd...More

2  Thank Marty S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

As a visitor to Tucson I love going into the desert and experiencing the cactus and great views from the many hikes however, it was equally wonderful to discover Agua Caliente park with its oasis like setting - a real treasure for Tucson. Took a...More

Thank midgemom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This park is on the far northeast side of Tucson. It's a mini-oasis in the desert -- when it has water. (Droughts dry it up, and water isn't always pumped in.) This is an undiscovered gem -- even for many Tucsonans. It's well worth a...More

Thank An0nyMs
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Water is priceless in the desert and the lake at Agua Caliente is the center piece. Lot of good hiking in the area as well.

Thank tucsonsherwood
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28 May 2017|
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Response from Cassandra Z | Reviewed this property |
7 May 2017|
Response from CrankingChick | Reviewed this property |
No swimming or wading allowed. The closest public pools (Tucson Parks & Recreation) are Fort Lowell Pool at 2900 N. Craycroft and Palo Verde Pool at 355 S. Mann Ave.
Kelly M
6 May 2017|
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Response from An0nyMs | Reviewed this property |
There's enough wildlife there that I'd think your dog could stress it, even on a leash. But you might want call (520) 724-5000 to be sure about the rules if Fido really MUST come out to this oasis.