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Agua Caliente Park

12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9054
+1 520-724-5000
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In a mostly stark desert environment, this small warm spring lake is a welcome respite

This free, public park is a refreshing retreat from the stark desert of the Tucson area. There's a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Projournalist
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Delaware
Not your typical Tucson Park

This park is lush. Water and palm trees would have you thinking coastland, not desert. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
yellowlabmom
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york, pa
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12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9054
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"ranch house"
in 10 reviews
"an oasis in the desert"
in 11 reviews
"bird watching"
in 11 reviews
"true oasis"
in 6 reviews
"mesquite trees"
in 6 reviews
"warm spring"
in 4 reviews
"hot springs"
in 4 reviews
"large pond"
in 4 reviews
"cattle ranch"
in 3 reviews
"aquatic plants"
in 2 reviews
"numerous picnic tables"
in 2 reviews
"great place for a picnic"
in 4 reviews
"hummingbird feeding"
in 2 reviews
"water birds"
in 3 reviews
"an art gallery"
in 6 reviews
"national register of historic places"
in 2 reviews
"pima county"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free, public park is a refreshing retreat from the stark desert of the Tucson area. There's a small, shallow lake (really, just a pond), filled with active fish (including some huge koi), turtles, ducks and other wildlife, all eagerly showing off for visitors. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park is lush. Water and palm trees would have you thinking coastland, not desert. It’s a very serene place. We enjoyed walking around and just sitting staring out at the lake. Plan to spend about an hour.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to see water, wide varieties of birds & ducks, turtles and enjoy peaceful walk - this is the place. The original farm house has history, a gift shop and an art gallery the rotates local artists. You can take a picnic lunch...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

This area is a historical site. A rancher found a large spring in the desert and settled there. He planted a lot of tree to take advantage of the spring water He planted a lot of date palms, several varieties of fruit trees. As time...More

1  Thank Norb W
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

If you are in the Tucson area and just looking to do a shorter walk around some interesting grounds with your dog, head to Agua Caliente. The three ponds allow for some unusual plants and more animal activity if you need a little more variety...More

1  Thank ReadRibbet
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Very short walk around a few ponds. Definitely not a hiking area. Some birds but generally uninteresting.

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We hadn't been to Agua Caliente Park in many years. It's mostly the same but the drought and ground water loss has caused the ponds to have a lot less water and the ponds in the back are dried up. There are a lot of...More

5  Thank trbeer
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

If you visit Tucson for an extended period of time and love to take walks, this is a great little park and is surely a big surprise after you've had your fill of typical desert in the rest of the area. Here are beautiful old...More

1  Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This seems to be a very popular place for families to picnic, especially on weekends. It is also a good spot for birding and wildlife. The trail encompasses both wetland and desert habitat so gives a good variety of species. In warmer months, you can...More

1  Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I visited here because my friend's son and daughter-in-law live nearby, so we came here to take a walk in late December. Though other reviews talk about bird watching, I did not see many wildlife here. Most of the ponds and streams were quite dry...More

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Livia22
29 May 2017|
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8 May 2017|
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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.
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Kelly M
7 May 2017|
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