The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

2757 E. Guadalupe Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85234- Map It
(480) 503-6234

AAA Editor Notes

The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch is at 2757 E. Guadalupe Rd. The 110-acre preserve features interpretive exhibits, an observatory, a floating boardwalk, trails and children's play areas. A great spot for bird-watching, the area is home to more than 200 species. Visitors can also fish (with a license) and camp on the grounds. Ramadas can be rented by the hour. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free. Camping $30-$40. Phone for other activity fees. Campsites must be reserved.
Hours: Preserve daily 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Fishing lake daily dawn-10 p.m. Phone for observatory hours.