Hassayampa River Preserve
49614 U.S. Hwy. 60 89
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Nature Center Hours:
PARK HOURS: The Preserve is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. Trails close at 4:30 pm.
ADMIN OFFICE HOURS: Same as park hours
ONLINE ANNUAL PASS SALES [NEW]
The Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department will be migrating several online services over to a new point of sales system beginning on December 9, 2020. During this time, online annual pass sales will be temporarily suspended to allow for the transition. Online annual pass sales will resume at 8 am (MST) on December 15, 2020.
NOTE: Please note that dogs are not allowed in the preserve. For additional updates on park operations, visit https://www.maricopacountyparks.net/park-updates/.
The park is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm. All trails close at 4:30 pm.
Welcome to the Hassayampa River Preserve. At Hassayampa River Preserve you may see any one of the 280 species of birds living, nesting, or migrating along the riparian corridor.
Perched atop the massive trees and dead snags are some of Arizona’s rarest raptors, like the zone-tailed hawk, the black hawk, and the Harris hawk. Lucky birders may sight a Mississippi kite or the elusive yellow-billed cuckoo.
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 (Spanish word for forest) found only near desert waterways. On your walk, a brilliant vermilion flycatcher or an Abert’s towhee on the wing might catch your eye. Also a part of the trail system is a loop around Palm Lake where waterfowl, otherwise uncommon in the desert, are a major attraction.
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