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Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

8469 N Coffman Rd, McNeal, AZ 85617, USA

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About Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

The Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area lies within the Chihuahuan desert grassland habitat type. Typically thought of as a major roost site for Sandhill Crane, Whitewater Draw offers excellent waterfowling as well. During wet years numerous waterfowl can be found in and around this Wildlife Area. There is a seasonal closure on hunting during the Crane hunt, which typically falls in November-early December.

Attractions Near Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge
Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge20.22km from Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge of the United States located in Arizona. The 2,770-acre refuge was established in 1988 to protect habitat for the endangered Yaqui Chub and Yaqui Topminnow. The refuge also protects a rare velvet ash-cottonwood-black walnut gallery forest.

Lavender Pit
Lavender Pit22.31km from Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

The Lavender Pit is a former open pit copper mine near Bisbee in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. It is located near the famous Copper Queen Mine.Because of the competent host rock, this pit has much steeper sides than other open pit copper mines in the southwest area. The pit covers an area of 300 acre and is 900 feet deep. Large tonnages of dump rock are placed around Bisbee, notably north of the residential district of Warren and other parts of the southeastern Mule Mountains area.

Muheim Heritage House
Muheim Heritage House22.53km from Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

This lovely heritage home museum was built by Joseph and Carmelita Muheim. A National Historic site with Queen Anne architectural influences, the home was enlarged from 1898 through 1915 as the family grew. Docents provide guided tours through the restored interior with its period furnishings. From the gardens you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and hillside homes on Brewery Gulch.

Queen Mine Tour
Queen Mine Tour22.94km from Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

The Copper Queen Mine was a copper mine in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Its development led to the growth of the surrounding town of Bisbee in the 1880s. Its orebody ran 23% copper, an extraordinarily high grade. It has seven levels with 143 miles of passageways. The Mine has natural ventilation due to the many shafts and drifts. The average temperature is 47 degrees, so visitors are advised to bring a warm sweater or jacket.

Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum
Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum22.96km from Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving and communicating the history of Bisbee, Arizona. This Museum takes you and your family back in time to the days of the Arizona Territory, telling the story of a copper-mining town’s role in the industrialization of America, a history of your grandparents’ generation.

Mule Pass Tunnel
Mule Pass Tunnel24.27km from Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

The Mule Pass tunnel, Believed to be the longest tunnel in Arizona. Locals call it "The Time Tunnel". Mule Pass Tunnel created a new gateway into Bisbee. It also cut 10 minutes off the drive over the 6,030-foot-high pass on US 80 into the southeastern Arizona mining town. The road is now known as State Route 80, and the Highway Department is now the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Where is Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area

Discover More Attractions in Cochise County, Where Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area Is Located

Cochise County
Cochise County
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Cochise County is a county in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Arizona. Here are great outdoor opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, camping, picnicking, & bird watching. This County also has great opportunities for peaceful relaxation, particularly at the many Inns, B&B's, & guest ranches. Whether it's adventure or tranquility you seek, you can easily find it here.