The Nature Ranger Program is structured to give students ages pre-school to 12 a meaningful outdoor experience. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Events are open to all children.  

Nature Ranger Events.

We provide nature-based outdoor programs for students and adults. 

We have funded numerous improvements to the preserve including:

  • Garden landscaping, fencing and signage
  •  Entrance gate
  • Picnic tables 
  • Lykes lookout panorama signage


Founded in 2003, our mission is to preserve and protect the Hassayampa River Preserve and the Hassayampa watershed.  We accomplish this through education, stewardship and community engagement, such as membership in the Wickenburg Outdoor Education Partnership. 

In April 2017 the Preserve became part of Maricopa County Parks and Recreation's Vulture Mountain Recreation Area. We look forward to working with the County to fulfill our mission.

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Friends of Hassayampa


Our Misson

Hassayampa River Preserve

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  • Nature Rangers for students
  • Kids Camp
  • Bus transportation for student field trips
  • Wickenburg Outdoor Education classes