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This lush streamside oasis in the desert is a perfect place for kids and adults to explore nature, especially birds.

Hassayampa River Preserve


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Experience nature at her finest along the cottonwood-willow draped banks of the Hassayampa River. Our 730-acre preserve is a birder's paradise, with some 280 species of birds living, nesting, or migrating along the riparian corridor.

Trails at the Hassayampa are self-guided, leading you along the lush river bottoms, across the river’s floodplain, through majestic cottonwood-willow forests and dense mesquite bosques (the Spanish word for forest) found only near desert waterways. Continuing along the trail is a loop around Palm Lake where waterfowl, otherwise uncommon in the desert, are a major attraction.

Hassayampa River Preserve
49614 U.S. Hwy. 60 89
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

Phone: (928) 684-2772

Hours Of Operation:
Summer Hours (05/07 – 10/08): Wednesday-Sunday: 7 a.m.-4 p.m. (trails close at 3:30 p.m.) Winter Hours (10/09 - 05/06): Wednesday-Sunday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (trails close at 4:30 p.m.)

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