The Patagonia Regional Visitor Center operates under the umbrella of the Sky Islands Tourism Association, which promotes tourism in the region, which in turn helps area businesses and local employment.
In addition, the Visitor Center is affiliated with the Arizona Office of Tourism. As such, it keeps visitor statistics to submit to the state office. In 2018, there were 4,305 visitors who signed the visitor log book. About 34% of these came from in-state, 57% from out-of-state, and 9% from other countries.
The countries include visitors from France, UK, Australia, Japan, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, Colombia, New Zealand, Belgium, China, Ireland, Croatia, Denmark, and Canada.
The visitor center has resources for locals as well as visitors, such as hiking and biking trail maps, birding lists, lists of javelina-resistant plants, and information about area attractions. It is a great place to stop and chat with a volunteer or bring out-of-town guests!
The visitor center always welcomes new volunteers and is currently seeking a new volunteer coordinator. If interested, please stop by during operating hours or call 520-281-8183.
On May 1, summer hours begin. The visitor center will be open Friday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.