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    The Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park

    5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road
    Green Valley, AZ 85614
    Phone: 520-724-5000

    Hours

    Entry gate is open dawn to dusk, 7 days a week, for Canoa Lake, the cienega, the pollinator garden and access to the Anza Trail.

    Historic Compound Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

    Historic Buildings Open: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8:00 a.m.-3 p.m.

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    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.


    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

    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 canoaranch@pima.gov or for any other additional information.

    Sign up for a program 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

    Programs

    Birding Canoa Ranch
    Historic Canoa Ranch is one of Pima County’s premier birding hotspots. Join a Pima County naturalist to see a wide variety of sparrows, raptors, and waterfowl on the lake at Historic Canoa Ranch. All ages welcome. As with all nature-related activities, our voices can have a large impact on what we see, so side conversations are discouraged. $5 fee. Online registration required
    Tuesdays, May 10 and May 24, 6:30-8:30 a.m.

    Dragons and Damsels of Historic Canoa Ranch
    Historic Canoa Ranch is a great birding site, but is also excellent for dragonflies and damselflies. On this walk, we will be searching for insects with evocative names like dancers, forktails, darners, amberwings, and saddlebags. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Children free with paid adult. Online registration required
    Wednesday, May 18, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Fledgling Birders: Birding for all Ages and Abilities
    Are you new to birding? Need help getting started? Birding is a great way to get outside to explore nature, learn more about wildlife and wildlife behavior, hone your observation skills, reduce stress, and connect with others. Join naturalist Jeff Babson for a casual birding experience to familiarize yourself with birding basics. Loaner binoculars available. All ages encouraged. $5 fee. Children free with paid adult. Online registration required.
    Saturday, May 21, 8:00-10:00 a.m.

    Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch
    Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. Cost: $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Every Saturday in June, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
    There are no public tours scheduled at Historic Canoa Ranch for May. The Ranch compound will be open for self-guided tours from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Volunteer Interpreters may be on site to engage visitors and answer questions.

    Birding For Every BODY: Canoa Ranch
    Join Marcia OBara for a leisurely birding experience designed for nature lovers with accessibility challenges; wheelchairs, walkers, or other assistive devices are welcome. The pace is slow, distance short, and terrain even. This month’s birding explores the emerging birding hotspot of Historic Canoa Ranch where we hope to see waterfowl, raptors, sparrows, and a lot more. This program is offered in partnership with the Tucson Audubon Society. Free. Online registration required.
    Wednesday, June 1, 7:00-8:30 a.m.
    Registration opens Saturday, May 14; visit https://tucsonaudubon.org/go-birding/birding-field-trips/

    Gardens of Canoa Ranch
    Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens of Historic Canoa Ranch with Raydine Taber from the Green Valley Gardeners. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required
    Friday, June 3, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

    Anza Tour at Historic Canoa Ranch
    Learn about Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza and the group of Spanish colonial settlers who, in 1775, made their first stop at Canoa Ranch as they began an epic 1200-mile journey from Sonora, New Spain to colonize the port of what is now San Francisco. A 5-mile segment of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail extends through Historic Canoa Ranch. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Online registration required.
    Friday, June 17, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

    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:
    www.nps.gov/juba
    www.anzahistorictrail.org
     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


    Private and Special Event Site Rentals


    The Historic Canoa Ranch is a wonderful venue to plan your future party or special event. Our historic buildings, outdoor gardens, orchard and large Ramada provide a multitude of diverse locations for your next party, retreat, meeting space, birthday party, memorial service, wedding, or special event.

    For rental rates and availability please call 520-724-5000 or email CanoaRanch@pima.gov

    Commemorative Tree Program

    Dedicating a tree or group of trees is the perfect way to honor your special person or organization. Commemorative trees are available along the entryway to Historic Canoa Ranch and around Canoa Lake.

    For more information and the purchase form click here

    tree planting   tree planting

     

    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 http://pimaparklands.org. 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 520-241-8885 or email mhellon@aol.com

    Please donate now!

    Thank you for your tremendous support!
    Continuing Restoration Work

    Commercial and Professional Photography and Filming Special Use Permits are required for commercial photographers to use Pima County Parks for photo shoot backdrops. Per Pima County Park Rule 1.020, all commercial activity on a county park must have the prior written permission of Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. For more information please go to the Commercial Filming Permits link.

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

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    Tucson, AZ 85741

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