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  • Woodchute is a Wilderness Area (Usfs) in Arizona.

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  • Willcox Playa Wildlife Area offers a rich experience in an otherwise desert environment. Bird-watching at the playa and associated habitats is a fantastic way to spend a day or a weekend. Birds tha...

  • Willcox Playa Wildlife Area offers a rich experience in an otherwise desert environment. Bird-watching at the playa and associated habitats is a fantastic way to spend a day or a weekend. Birds tha...

  • Wild Chili Botanical Area is a Botanical Reserve (Usfs) in Arizona.

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  • Willcox Playa Wildlife Area offers a rich experience in an otherwise desert environment. Bird-watching at the playa and associated habitats is a fantastic way to spend a day or a weekend. Birds tha...

  • The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area lies within the Chihuahuan desert grassland habitat type. Past land uses of the property included farming and ranching with about 30% of the property being irrigat...

  • Wet Beaver Wilderness is a 6,155-acre (2,491 ha) wilderness area located in the Coconino National Forest in the U.S. state of Arizona.

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  • The West Clear Creek Wilderness is a 15,238-acre (6,167 ha) wilderness area in the U.S. state of Arizona. West Clear Creek is formed by the junction of Willow Creek and Clover Creek in the Mog...

  • On January 28, 1993, the first parcel of the Wenima Wildlife Area, consisting of 205 acres, was purchased by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (Department) through its Heritage Fund. This consti...

  • Verde Valley Botanical Area is a Botanical Reserve (Usfs)in Arizona.

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  • Veit Ranch is a State Habitat Area in Arizona.

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  • The Upper Verde River Property, known also as the Croll Subject Property, is located approximately eight miles north of Chino Valley in Yavapai County, Arizona. This property was acquired through t...

  • The Topock Marsh is one of the larger birdwatching sites found in the Lower Colorado River Valley, found from south of Hoover Dam to the Colorado River Delta in Mohave County, Arizona. This public ...

  • Texas Hill is a State Habitat Area in Arizona....
  • The second largest canyon to emerge from Arizona's Red Rock Country is a lesser known but just as scenic cousin of famous Oak Creek Canyon. But you won't find any roads, developed campgrounds or cr...

  • The mountain range is in the federally-designated Superstition Wilderness Area, and includes a variety of natural features in addition to the mountain that is its namesake. Weaver's Needle, a promi...

  • Sunflower Flats is a State Habitat Area in Arizona.

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  • A volcanic cinder cone and lava flow form the centerpiece of this 10,141 acre wilderness. Though the area last erupted around the time that knighthood was about to flower in Europe, the volcanic fe...

  • South Fork of Cave Creek Botanical Area is a Botanical Reserve in Arizona.


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  • On October 8, 1993, the Arizona Game and Fish Department (Department) purchased the White Mountain Hereford Ranch, consisting of 1,362 deeded acres. Renamed Sipe White Mountain Wildlife Area (SWMWA...

  • The Sierra Ancha Wilderness area comprises 20,850 acres (8,440 ha) within the Tonto National Forest, Arizona, USA. The terrain varies from box canyons to high cliffs and pine-covered mountains.

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  • The 5,800-acre North Santa Teresa Wilderness is located about 25 miles west of Safford, Arizona in Graham County.

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  • San Beresearch Natural Areardino is a National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona.

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  • Salt River Canyon Wilderness is a 32,101-acre (12,991 ha) wilderness area located within the Tonto National Forest in the U.S. state of Arizona.

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  • The Salome Wilderness of Tonto National Forest is a protected area in the rim country of the southwestern USA. The Salome Wilderness lies within the Sierra Ancha mountain range in Gila County, Ariz...

  • The Saddle Mountain Wilderness now contains a total of 40,539 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Arizona.

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  • Roper Lake State Park is a state park of Arizona, USA, surrounding 32-acre (130,000 m2) Roper Lake. The park is located off U.S. Route 191, 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Safford, at the Gila River and ...

  • Roper Lake State Park is a state park of Arizona, USA, surrounding 32-acre (130,000 m2) Roper Lake. The park is located off U.S. Route 191, 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Safford, at the Gila River and ...

  • The Robbins Butte Wildlife Area (RBWA) is located approximately seven miles southwest of Buckeye, Arizona, comprising approximately 1681 acres. RBWA is in Maricopa County and Region VI of the Arizo...

  • The 38,590-acre National Forest portion of the Rincon Mountain Wilderness borders Saguaro National Park on three sides, and remains pleasantly remote in spite of its close proximity to Tucson. One ...

  • The Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness is a 47,194-acre (191 km2) wilderness area located within the Coconino National Forest in the U.S. state of Arizona.

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  • Rainbow Lake is 116 acres (0.47 km2), and has a maximum depth of 14 feet (4.3 m) and an average depth of 7 feet (2.1 m). Currently, the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks catcha...

  • This 612-acre property is located within the Gila River floodplain, approximately 40 miles east of Yuma. Approximately 552 acres of the property were acquired by the Arizona Game and Fish Commissio...

  • Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area is a 56,430 acre (228.36 km²) wilderness area. It is located within the Coronado National Forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona, Unit...

  • Powers Butte Wildlife Area lies at less than 1000 feet in elevation within the central Gila River valley south of Phoenix. The 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant, local agriculture, intermitten...

  • Pine Mountain is a Wilderness Area in Arizona.

     

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  • Picacho Reservoir is just 11 miles (18 km) south of Coolidge in central Arizona. The reservoir was built in the 1920s as part of the San Carlos Irrigation Project. The reservoir's original pur...

  • Pajarita is a Wilderness Area in Arizona.

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  • Painted Rocks is a collection of hundreds of ancient petroglyphs in Maricopa County, Arizona near the town of Theba. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The petroglyphs are lo...

  • Nelson Lake is a State Habitat Area in Arizona.

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  • This 18,150 acre area stretches from the tops of Munds and Lee mountains to the bottoms of Jacks, Woods and Rattlesnake canyons. In the high country, you'll enjoy views that stretch all the way fro...

  • The Mt. Wrightson Wilderness now contains a total of 25,260 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Arizona. In 1984 the Mt. Wrightson Wilderness became...

  • The Mount Baldy Wilderness now contains a total of 7,079 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Arizona.

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  • The Mogollon Rim is a rugged escarpment that forms the southern limit of the Colorado Plateau. I[photo] View from the edge of the Mogollon Rim south of FR 300t extends across the entire forest and ...

  • Most of Mittry Lake Wildlife Area is within the floodplain of the Colorado River. Habitat types consist of wetlands, marsh, open waters, and desert upland.

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  • Named for the highest peak in the Huachuca Mountains, this Wilderness encompasses 20,190 acres and was established in 1984. The Miller Peak Wilderness is a land of sheer cliffs, soaring summits and...

  • The Mazatzal Wilderness Area protects 252,500 acres (1,022 km2) of the Tonto and Coconino National Forests. Established in 1940 and expanded to its present size in 1984, elevations range from 2,100...

  • Wildlife attracted to the spring and vegetation of May Memorial offer unique recreational opportunities for wildlife viewing and appreciation. Management emphasis for May Memorial is currently to m...

  • Manhatten Claims is a State Habitat Area in Airzona.

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  • The Luna Lake Wildlife Area is nestled in the White Mountains, offering a cool, high-elevation escape from desert heat in summer. The area provides opportunities for the whole family, ranging from ...

  • The 2765-acre Leslie Canyon area was established in 1988 to protect habitat for the endangered Yaqui chub (Gila purpurea) and Yaqui topminnow (Poeciliopsis sonoriensis). The refuge also protects a ...

  • Lee Valley Lake has 35 acres (14 ha) with a maximum depth of 20 feet (6.1 m) and an average depth of 10 feet (3.0 m). It's located on Lee Valley Creek, an Apache trout recovery strea...

  • The Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is the critical center of the Kofa Mountains Complex bighorn population and represents both a unique wildlife resource and a significant long-term wildlife managem...

  • Kendrick Mountain Wilderness is a 6,510 acres (26 km2) wilderness area in the U.S. State of Arizona. It lies north of the city of Flagstaff on the Coconino Plateau in Coconino County. Kendrick...

  • Kachina Peaks Wilderness is a 18,616-acre (75 km2) wilderness area located approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Flagstaff within the Coconino National Forest in the U.S. state of Arizo...

  • Juniper Mesa is a Wilderness Area in Arizona.


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  • The Colorado River and associated backwater lakes and wetlands of Imperial National Wildlife Refuge are a green oasis, contrasting with the surrounding desert mountains. Consisting of over 26,000 a...

  • House Rock Ranch is a State Habitat Area in Airzona.


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  • The Hellsgate Wilderness now contains a total of 37,440 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Arizona. In 1984 the Hellsgate Wilderness became part of...

  • Established in 1941, Havasu National Wildlife Refuge is one of more than 530 refuges throughout the United States managed by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is th...

  • Green Dove Nesting Area is a State Habitat Area in Airzona.

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  • The 2,850-acre White Mountain Grasslands Wildlife Area property includes: 1) riparian habitat (2%) along the Carnero Creek drainage; 2) irrigated pasture (5%) that has rich soils and high productio...

  • Granite Mountain is a 7,626-foot (2,324 m) mountain located in Yavapai County, Arizona that covers roughly 12 square miles (31 km2). It was once known as Mount Gurley for the first govern...

  • The Gila River has its source in western New Mexico, in Sierra County on the western slopes of Continental Divide in the Black Range. It flows southwest through the Gila National Forest and the Gil...

  • Galiuro Wilderness is a 76,317-acre (309 km2) wilderness area encompassing the mid to upper slopes of the Galiuro Mountains. It is located within the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado Na...

  • Four Peaks (Yavapai: Wikopa[1]), at 7657 feet (2335 m) in altitude, is a prominent landmark on the eastern skyline of Phoenix, part of the Mazatzal Mountains. It is located in the Tonto National Fo...

  • Fossil Springs Wilderness is a 11,550-acre (47 km2) wilderness area within the Coconino National Forest in Arizona, USA. It is located at the bottom of a steep canyon at the edge of the Colora...

  • Fossil Springs Wilderness is a 11,550-acre (47 km2) wilderness area within the Coconino National Forest in Arizona, USA. It is located at the bottom of a steep canyon at the edge of the Colora...

  • Imagine camping among 100-foot pine trees beside a quiet lake watching majestic great blue herons at a cool 6,300 feet in elevation. Year-round camping, fishing, picnicking, boating and wildlife vi...

  • Fern Mountain Botanical Area is a Botanical Reserve in Arizona.

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  • Escudilla is a Wilderness Area in Arizona.


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  • Cunningham Tracts is a State Habitat Area in Arizona.


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  • Concho Lake and Land is a State Habitat Area in Arizona.


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  • Cluff Ranch Wildlife Area was formed on December 28, 1949 when the Arizona Game and Fish Department (Department) acquired 240 acres from the General Services Administration. The Department added 20...

  • Cibola NWR is located in the floodplain of the lower Colorado River and surrounded by a fringe of desert ridges and washes. The refuge encompasses both the historic Colorado River channel as well a...

  • Cibola NWR is located in the floodplain of the lower Colorado River and surrounded by a fringe of desert ridges and washes. The refuge encompasses both the historic Colorado River channel as well a...

  • Chiricahua is a Wilderness Area in Airzona


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  • Navajo County was formed on March 21, 1895. By the time it became Navajo County, the railroad had crossed the county for more than a decade, and North America's third largest ranch, the Aztec Land ...

  • The properties consists of five parcels totaling 157.95 acres, four of which (Dye-38.03, Duran-31.40, Tillman-20.71, Wolfe-31.41, and Vincent-36.4) were acquired in November 1961.

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  • Cedar Bench is a Wilderness Area in Arizona.


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  • Castle Creek is a Wilderness Area in Arizona.


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  • The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is located in the Sonoran Desert in southwestern Arizona in the United States. The refuge, established in 1939 to protect Desert Bighorn Sheep, is located...

  • Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge provides approximately 118,000 acres of habitat for threatened and endangered plants and animals. The semidesert grassland supports the reintroduction of maske...

  • The Black River is located in north-central Ohio and drains over 467 square miles (1,210 km2) of land. Although flowing primarily in Lorain County the watershed does include drainage from Medina, A...

  • With its majestic rock cliffs; its ribbon of cool water running through classic Sonoran Desert; and its cattail-filled marsh harboring rails and waterfowl, Bill Williams River National Wildlife Ref...

  • Becker Lake was created in 1880 by constructing a dam at the head of an old oxbow of the Little Colorado River. The lake was used principally for irrigation purposes. However, a fishery did exist h...

  • The Bear Wallow Wilderness is an 11,080 acre (44.8 km²) wilderness area in eastern Arizona, United States.[1] The wilderness is managed by the U.S. Forest Service.

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  • Bear Springs is a State Habitat Area.

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  • The B&M Wildlife Area is located 17 miles west of Phoenix at 115th Avenue and the Gila River in Maricopa County, Arizona. Acquisition of the B&M Wildlife Area was made possible with coopera...

  • The Arlington Wildlife Area (AWA) is located along the west bank of the Gila River approximately 3-1/2 miles south of Arlington and 15 miles southwest of Buckeye in Maricopa County, Arizona. AWA is...

  • Bugbane Botanical Area is a Botanical Reserve in Arizona.


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  • Apache Creek Wilderness is a 5,666-acre (23 km2) wilderness area under the jurisdiction of the Chino Valley District of the Prescott National Forest in the U.S. state of Arizona.

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  • Alamo Lake Wildlife Area offers a special opportunity to experience the solitude of the desert for recreation, wildlife observation, or just the pleasure of being outdoors.

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