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Sweetwater Wetlands Park

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Sweetwater Drive, Tucson, AZ 85745
+1 520-791-4331
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Really enjoyed a walk through the Wetlands today. A great variety of ducks. However, when we returned to our car , the car beside us had been broken into. Back window smashed, front door lock broken and car rifled through. What a shame.

5  Thank George L
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All reviews great birding water treatment treatment facility quail bird walk viewing area bird watching lots of water ducks audubon oasis signage wildlife hawks wastewater paths project
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Even though it was afternoon on a hot summery day, we decided to check out this place. We're glad we did. It's a man-made wetlands area, using treated water from the nearby treatment facility to create a wildlife habitat. There are two large ponds to...More

1  Thank Steven W
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We went here with a professional bird guide and glad we did. He pointed out birds we would have never seen, in addition to other wild life at home here.

1  Thank CoachRFM
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This is such a lovely place. I came to Tucson just to do the Wednesday morning Audubon bird walk, and I was not disappointed. What surprised me was that so many folks that live in Tucson had never heard of the place. It’s a lovely...More

1  Thank smilinggoats
Reviewed 9 March 2018

This is actually a water treatment facility, but it's also a lovely wetlands area with good walking paths, lots of vegetation and a favorite spot for bird spotting. There are two nice walking trails, several viewing areas overlooking the wetlands areas and signage identifying some...More

Thank CMN14
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

The Tucson Water Co has set up flat trails around ponds that take treated wastewater and bring it to the stage where it can be used. An easy, interesting walk of about a mile with good informational signage. As an extra benefit there are lots...More

Thank mgerhardt
Reviewed 11 February 2018

A great variety in such a small area. Walking trails were in great shape and easy to negotiate. Saw so much wildlife; from Ruddy, Wood and Cinnamon Teal Ducks as well as Sora and Yellow Warblers. Enjoyed it very much. Next time we’ll do the...More

Thank Gina A
Reviewed 22 January 2018

For great birding in all seasons, this is one of the best spots in Tucson. Winter is a great time for ducks and grebes as well as wading birds. The trails are flat and easy to walk and take you through both wetlands and desert...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Sweetwater Wetlands are easily accessible off of I-10 in northwest Tucson. There is ample parking and nice restrooms at the beginning of the short trail system. There are a few good loop trails around a couple of ponds. The reeds and cat tails are...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 26 July 2017

lots of water fowl and singing birds in the wetlands. great meandering trails easy to walk. lots of plants

Thank patman47
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I try to visit Sweetwater every time I come to Tucson, and love it's proximity to town and great diversity of bird life. I also meet many friendly people. However, I was, unfortunately, one of the many people that have had cars broken into and...More

2  Thank Cathy S
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18 November 2017|
Response from Bob L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is paved and only a very short distance west of the highway.