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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

Great little hidden gem. Families, dogs, couples, solo visitors all visit. Great little place to... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Haley L
Chicago, Illinois
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Turtles and an oasis in the desert

My favorite park in Tucson. Out of the way and not usually very crowded, we love to spend the... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Cassandra Z
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12325 E Roger Rd, Tucson, AZ 85749-9054
+1 520-724-5000

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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Great little hidden gem. Families, dogs, couples, solo visitors all visit. Great little place to go.

Thank Haley L
Reviewed 29 April 2017

My favorite park in Tucson. Out of the way and not usually very crowded, we love to spend the afternoon there.

Thank Cassandra Z
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Agua Caliente is a man-made oasis in the Catalina foothills. There's a pond with water fowl and turtles and many, many palm trees. We visited for a bird-watching tour and saw many birds we have never seen before (we are not experienced bird watchers) and...More

Thank X-NYr
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I've been here several times and am never disappointed. There are fish and aquatic turtles (red ear sliders) in the pond(s) as well as ducks and other waterfowl. The place is similar to a wetlands area with reeds and other aquatic plants growing that you'd...More

2  Thank Marty S
Reviewed 31 March 2017

As a visitor to Tucson I love going into the desert and experiencing the cactus and great views from the many hikes however, it was equally wonderful to discover Agua Caliente park with its oasis like setting - a real treasure for Tucson. Took a...More

Thank midgemom
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This park is on the far northeast side of Tucson. It's a mini-oasis in the desert -- when it has water. (Droughts dry it up, and water isn't always pumped in.) This is an undiscovered gem -- even for many Tucsonans. It's well worth a...More

Thank An0nyMs
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Water is priceless in the desert and the lake at Agua Caliente is the center piece. Lot of good hiking in the area as well.

Thank tucsonsherwood
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Hadn't been here in many years and went with visiting family last week. Everyone loved it-- the lake, the ducks, the trees and cactus, the easy access and close-in location. Our photographer granddaughter was delighted by the many flowers.

Thank scarab130
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I live close by this park and have been asked if I would serve on the board for the revitalization of this park. I have a little history with Aqua Caliente in that 30+ years ago, I knew the caretaker of the property and I...More

1  Thank Mel S
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We went for a short hike on the path through the park. It was very manageable and interesting. Lots of various flora and fauna to see. There were plenty of folks out walking and we enjoyed chatting with them!

Thank LKS5763
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you bathe in the springs
29 May 2017|
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Response from Cassandra Z | Reviewed this property |
Is there a pool for swimming.
8 May 2017|
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.
Kelly M
Are dogs allowed on a leash ?
7 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.