Bring a picnic lunch with you when you visit the Slaughter Ranch . There are many shade trees overlooking the one acre House Pond which provides an ideal spot for a picnic. (Please remember to bring your own charcoal if you plan to use the available BBQ grills.)
It is a beautiful place to relax before continuing your tour of the museum buildings. Please call ahead if you plan to bring a large group. Park benches and picnic tables are provided.
The San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge was Arizona Highways magazine’s featured “Hike of the Month” in the January, 2006 issue. The trailhead for the 2 and a half mile walk is at Slaughter Ranch. Click here to purchase used copies from Amazon.com.
Writer Richard Conniff visited Slaughter Ranch for his fascinating piece in the July, 1999 issue of Smithsonian magazine on dragonflies, part of Slaughter Ranch’s rich and diverse wildlife. Click here to purchase used copies from Amazon.com.