Places We Protect

Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

Arizona

Creek running through wooded area, with trees arching over the water.
Sonoita Creek Sonoita Creek at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve. © Chris Chappell/TNC

Home to one of Arizona’s few permanently flowing streams, endangered fish, butterflies and birds.

Volunteer at Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

Become an RV site host and live on site at one of the preserve’s two RV pads. Assignments will include opening and closing the preserve, staffing the visitor center, fee collection, visitor orientation, filling feeders, and trail and garden maintenance.

Photos from Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve

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Creek flowing in the foreground with lush trees in the background.
Closeup of a red flower.
A trail through a lush riparian landscape.
Orange and black butterfly perched on a purple flower.
Cottonwood forest with green grass in the foreground and mountains in the background.
Yellow bird perched on a tree branch with its beak open.
Mountain lion mother and cub laying in a tree.
Deer with antlers standing in a field.
Riparian corridor with green trees in the foreground and peaks in the background.
Black bird with white wings and red belly perched on a tree branch.