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  • Historic Canoa Ranch

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    Some information on these pages may be out of date or moot following Gov. Doug Ducey’s March 25 order barring Pima County from taking additional mitigation efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. We will update these pages as soon as necessary and possible.
    mapThe Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
    5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road
    Green Valley, AZ 85614

    Entry gate is open 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 7 days a week, for Canoa Lake, the cienega, the pollinator garden and access to the Anza Trail.

    Parks and Amenities Interactive Map
    Get driving directions 
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    Beginning March 16th the historic compound grounds will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9am-3pm. The historic buildings will remain closed to follow the current Covid-19 guidelines. We will update here and on Facebook when the buildings are approved to be open to the public. Masks must be worn at all times while onsite and please continue to maintain at least six feet of distance from individuals who are not part of your household.


    The Raúl M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park comprises 4,800 acres of the original San Ignacio de la Canoa Grant. Historic Canoa Ranch is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. View a virtual tour of Historic Canoa Ranch.

    Friends of the Canoa Parks
    Volunteer at Historic Canoa Ranch
    Outdoor Activities, Tours and Events Brochure
    Historic Canoa Ranch Bird Brochure
    Canoa Calendar
    Canoa Ranch Hunting Restrictions Map

    Historic Canoa Ranch in the News

    New Pollinator Garden Article in the Green Valley News
    Rare Bird Makes a Surprise Visit Article

    Reserve a Ramada

    Ramada 1   Ramada 2   Ramada 3   Ramada 4

    Fee is $25 for the full day. Reserve Ramada

    Canoa Cookbook

    How to purchase cookbook
    News release for cookbook

    Please Note: Some sections of the tour are not ADA accessible at this time. Special arrangements can be made in advance by calling (520) 724-5375 or via email at or for any other additional information.

    Sign up for a tour by clicking the register now button. You can also purchase an Annual Tours and Outdoor Activities Pass to get free or reduced cost for tours and programs. How to set up an account in Active Net.

    Guided Tours at Canoa


    At this time there are no tours.

    Outdoor Activities

    Mindful Nature Walk

    Spending time in nature can have healing and restorative power, relaxing both the mind and body. Slowing down to consciously engage our senses while out walking not only calms and grounds us, but also deepens our connection to the natural world. Join a Pima County naturalist for a tranquil stroll with time to sit and reflect by the lake at Historic Canoa Ranch. This walk will include elements of guided mindfulness meditation and learning about the natural world around us. Masks are mandatory; social distancing will be enforced. Group size strictly limited to eight. No walk-ins accepted.
    Friday, April 9 -- 8:00-9:00 a.m.
    $5 fee. Online registration required.
    For more information:,, or 520-724-5375

    Birding Canoa Ranch

    Join birding enthusiast Brian Nicholas to see a wide variety of sparrows, raptors, and waterfowl on the pond at Historic Canoa Ranch. All ages welcome. Masks are mandatory; social distancing will be enforced. Group size strictly limited to 8. No walk-ins accepted.
    Wednesday, April 14 -- 7:30-9:30 a.m.
    Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
    For more information:, or 520-724-5375

    Dragonflies and Damselflies of Canoa Ranch

    Dragonflies and damselflies are highly skilled aerial predators that dazzle watchers with their brilliant colors, interesting behaviors, and unparalleled flight. Join naturalist Jeff Babson as we explore the dragonflies and damselflies on the pond at Historic Canoa Ranch. All ages welcome. Masks are mandatory; social distancing will be enforced. Group size strictly limited to 8. No walk-ins accepted.
    Wednesday, April 28 -- 8:30-10:30 a.m.
    Free with Membership, Non-Member $5 fee. Online registration required.
    For more information:, or 520-724-5375

    Anza Exhibit

    Come view our exhibit about the Anza Expedition. Canoa Ranch was a camp site for the Anza Expedition on their journey to San Francisco, CA.
    To learn more about the expedition visit these websites:
     Anza Exhibit  Anza Exhibit

    Mexicano Vaquero Families Exhibit

    The Salcido's, the Murrieta's, the Ahumada's and the Grijalva's were just a few of the hard working Mexicano families that lived and worked at Canoa Ranch.
    Mexicano Exhibit   Mexicano Exhibit

    George Redondo Proctor Western Heritage Collection

    Enjoy of the George Redondo Proctor Western Heritage Collection.
    Proctor Exhibit   Proctor Exhibit

    Scotch Farms

    How Scotch Farms played a role in bringing purebred Herefords to Canoa Ranch.
    Scotch Farms Exhibit  Scotch Farms Exhibit 

    Ranching Families and Ranching History

    The Manning's, the Schnaufer's, the Gayler's, and day to day life on the ranch.
    Manning House Exhibit   Manning House Exhibit

    Tools of the Ranch

    See many of the different tools that were used on the ranch.
     Tool Exhibit  Tool Exhibit

    Continuing Restoration WorkPlease help support Canoa Ranch, one of the most historically and culturally significant ranches in Southern Arizona. Monetary donations for Historic Canoa Ranch can be made through Pima County Parklands Foundation at You can donate using PayPal or a debit/credit card via this site. Donations are tax-deductible, within the limits of the law. If you would like to make a donation by check, please make check out to Pima County Parklands Foundation with Canoa in the memo line and mail check to:

    Parklands Foundation
    3500 W. River Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    The Parklands Foundation is the ONLY website authorized to accept donations for Historic Canoa Ranch. Currently we are seeking funds to restore the Manning Senior House to complete the full living museum that Canoa Ranch embodies, hosting multiple activities, events and fundraisers.

    If you have any questions or need more information, please call 520-724-5220 or email

    Please donate now!

    Thank you for your tremendous support!
    Continuing Restoration Work

    Commemorative Tree Program

    Dedicating a tree or group of trees is the perfect way to honor your special person or organization. The first 39 commemorative trees will be planted along the entryway to Historic Canoa Ranch. The Entryway Grove has the important role of re-establishing the trees that lined the road into Canoa Ranch.

    For more information and the purchase form click here

    tree planting   tree planting


    Master Plan and Reports

    Master Plan and Other Reports

    Video Galleries

    Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
    Canoa Ranch 1 minute promo
    Canoa Ranch dedication event on March 2, 2013

    Photo Galleries

    Anza Day Anza Day
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