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Agua Caliente Park

12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9054
+1 520-724-5000
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Oasis in the desert

If I hadn't seen this park named on the city map, I would have never known it existed. If you have... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2015
JulieCirlin
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Overland Park, Ks
Still worth a visit

My husband and I visit Agua Caliente when in Tucson and have always enjoyed the peaceful oasis... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2015
mwcw
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new mexico
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12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9054
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+1 520-724-5000

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Reviewed 29 December 2015

If I hadn't seen this park named on the city map, I would have never known it existed. If you have an hour to fill, stop and see this picture perfect palm-tree lined pond. There are also some historic exhibits and a short paved trail...More

Thank JulieCirlin
Reviewed 16 December 2015

My husband and I visit Agua Caliente when in Tucson and have always enjoyed the peaceful oasis environment. Three years ago the ponds showed signs of distress and were mostly dry except for the main one. This year the main pond appears almost full but...More

1  Thank mwcw
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

I've lived in Tucson for years and just discovered Aqua Caliente park. It is so delightful. Beautiful grounds. Pretty places to take a walk, a family picture or a picnic. Big open place to throw a frisbee and a beautiful p

Thank Klgwill
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Good place to go birding. There is a large pond with coots, ducks, and turtles. There is a pathway to wander and observe birds. There is a building that houses an Audubon store and there is usually an art show there, too.

2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Beautiful county park on Tucson's far northeast corner. It's a surreal desert oasis which includes a large pond that's full of fish, frogs & turtles, hundreds (thousands?) of palm trees, aquatic plants, and grassy areas. The whole area is very scenic. Water is scarce in...More

Thank Ron R
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Truly an oasis. It's nice to sit quietly and watch the turtles or the reflection on the water. Great for bird watching, a group meets on Thursday morning for that purpose. School groups frequently arrive for field trips, some days are busy with picnics, visit...More

1  Thank RxJennifer
Reviewed 17 September 2015

An actual Oasis in the desert. Located in the Northeast corner of town so very scenic. Worth checking out for sure.

Thank juice000
Reviewed 11 September 2015

A friend recently suggested we go there and what a wonderful place to be. It was hot so we did not hike but apparently there are more than 100 acres of park to explore. We sat on a bench by the water and palm trees...More

1  Thank Laurence L
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Sometimes you just have to be near water and this park is perfect for that. It stands for hot springs and here in the middle of the desert is just that. A perfect place to walk, picnic and take in one of the nature talks....More

Thank Tricia108
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I was going to give this attraction 4 stars but they changed how they conduct the Thursday morning bird walks. Until a few days ago the bird walks that are given every Thursday were free, like they are in The Desert Museum. Now they are...More

1  Thank CynthiaHayes
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dbrvns
Is there a pool for swimming.
7 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
Are dogs allowed on a leash ?
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.
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Haileyhulse
Is bathing allowed in the hot spring? Some hot-spring-specific websites list this as a bathing spot, some websites state that swimming is not allowed. Thanks!
23 January 2016|
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Response from RxJennifer | Reviewed this property |
n\No, this is not a bathing site. It is primarily a park with picnic tables, hiking and birding. The water source is currently being supplemented by well water as the spring is drying up due to over building in the area and... More
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