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San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.
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Containing nearly 57,000 acres of public land, the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (NCA) is between the international border and St. David, Arizona. One of the most important riparian areas in the United States, the San Pedro River’s stretch is home to more than 80 species of mammals, two native species and several introduced species of fish, more than 40 species of amphibians and reptiles, and 100 species of breeding birds. It also provides habitat for 250 species of resident birds. The NCA features the intact remains of the Spanish Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, a Spanish fortress marking the northern extension of New Spain into the New World. The NCA is home to Murray Springs Clovis Site, a significant archaeological resource, containing evidence of the earliest known people to inhabit North America.


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Hiking. Camping. Wildlife watching. Historical sites. Bird watching.

National Conservation Area Information
  • Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act, Public Law 100-696 
    Background & History
  • Created: November 18, 1988
  • Size: 57,000 acres of public land
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Contact
Bureau of Land Management
4070 South Avenida Saracino
Hereford, AZ 85615
Phone: (520) 439-6400
Fax: (520) 439-6422