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Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

  • Beautiful Sonoita Creek near Sonoita, AZ
  • Sonoita Creek Natural Area in Southern AZ

Highlights:


  • This remote natural area protects the fragile riparian habitat of Sonoita Creek.
  • The area is popular for birdwatching as it is on a migratory path.
  • Serenity, beautiful scenery and solitude make this a fabulous place to get away from it all.

Sonoita Creek State Natural Area

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The Sonoita Creek State Natural Area was established in 1994 to protect the fragile and scenic riparian habitat of Sonoita Creek and the surrounding area. This spectacular spot has a wide array of wildlife, varied habitat, history and solitude. The area is particularly popular for bidrwatching since it is on a migratory path. Birders may find up to 300 species of birds during the year including colorful vermilion flycatchers, kingfishers, violet-crowned hummingbirds, hawks and various waterfowl including the black-bellied whistling duck.  
 
Nature hikes and tours are available at the park for a small fee through the Friends of Sonoita Creek. Visitors must pay fees at the Patagonia Lake State Park entrance station. Fees are $10-15 per vehicle (up to 4 adults) or $3 per individual/bicycle. 
 
 


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Call 520-287-2791
Come visit us! 400 Patagonia Lake Rd., Patagonia, AZ - 85624,US

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