Sweetwater Wetlands

Sweetwater Wetlands is a water treatment facility, an urban wildlife habitat, and an outdoor classroom. It is open to the public seven days a week for self-guided tours.

  • Opens: Approximately one hour before sunrise
  • Closes: Approximately one hour after sunset
  • Mondays: Closed to visitors until 8:30 a.m. for mosquito control treatment

Bicycle riding and dogs are not allowed on the property.

For more information, select from the links below, call 520-791-4331 or e-mail Tucson Water's Public Information / Conservation Office (PICO).

Click here to go to Sweetwater Wetlands Facebook page.



About Sweetwater Wetlands and Access

The Sweetwater Wetlands is one of the most important functional and educational components of the City of Tucson's reclaimed water system.

Self-Guided Tours of Sweetwater Wetlands

Guests can use a QR code reader app on any smart device to view the Wetlands in a scientific way while navigating around this popular 60-acre site.

Sweetwater Wetlands Mosquito Abatement

Tucson Water is a partner in local “Fight the Bite” efforts to protect residents from the West Nile and Zika viruses.

Sweetwater Wetlands Annual Controlled Burn

In early March, Tucson Water and the Tucson Fire Department conduct a controlled burn to remove dead and thatched bulrush and cattail, which, if not removed, will eventually stifle new spring growth.​