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Patagonia Lake State Park

400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85621
+1 520-287-6965
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An oais in the desert. Family friendly

This is not a huge park but they do have allot of camping on a small lake with boat rentals. Spent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephen W
Southern Arizona's best Lake...

This place is magical... spend a day or two and explore this treasure... The hike along Sonoita... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zeopet
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Tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Arizona is a hidden treasure.Patagonia Lake State Park was established in 1975 as a state park and is an ideal place to find whitetail deer roaming the hills and great blue herons walking the shoreline. The park offers a campground, beach, picnic area with ramadas, tables and grills, a creek trail, boat ramps, and a marina. The nearby Lakeside Market offers boat rentals and supplies. The campground overlooks the lake where anglers catch crappie, bass, bluegill, catfish, and trout. The park is popular for water skiing, fishing, camping, picnicking, and hiking. And the tracks of the New Mexico/Arizona railroad lie beneath the lake and remnants of the old historic line may be found at the Nature Conservancy in Patagonia. Hikers can stroll along the creek trail and see birds such as the canyon towhee, Inca dove, vermilion flycatcher, black vulture, and several species of hummingbirds.
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  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“elegant trogon” (11 reviews)
“beautiful lake” (13 reviews)
“lake area” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 4:00 AM - 11:00 PM
LOCATION
400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85621
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+1 520-287-6965
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"elegant trogon"
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"beautiful lake"
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"lake area"
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"sonoita creek"
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"bathrooms with showers"
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"guided bird"
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"bird watching"
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"bird walk"
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"rv sites"
in 6 reviews
"life list"
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"fire ring"
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"boat rentals"
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"visitor center"
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"water birds"
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"marina store"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a huge park but they do have allot of camping on a small lake with boat rentals. Spent an afternoon kayaking around the lake.

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is magical... spend a day or two and explore this treasure... The hike along Sonoita creek at the end of the lake will mesmerize you as you wander beneath tall trees along the babbling stream... always see wild turkeys when I'm there... wonderful...More

1  Thank Zeopet
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Patagonia Lake State Park campgrounds is a great place to go camping and fishing. I laugh when some of the reviews say there's no cell phone service, that's what camping's about you get away from all that, and just relax. The staff is very helpful...More

3  Thank wagler916
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We tent camped 2 nights. The place is totally clean and well organized. Almost all the sites filled with big RVs. The showers were warm.

1  Thank Brenda S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

My family has been comming here for 4 decades and every year it gets better! Clean, full hookups, beautiful little beach and new cabin rentals in always almost perfect weather! 9pm quiet time enforced and is so peaceful! Thanks Park Rangers for your hard work!

1  Thank Coyote390
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This beautiful lake, albeit small, is large enough to take out a party barge, canoe or kayak, or small boat to troll around and fish, or to just wander around. The lake is teaming with birds of all kinds, and many bird watchers come here...More

1  Thank CMPTexas
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The park opens at 4 am but my day fishing started at 9 am. The lake is about 250 acres and reasonable deep. It is stocked during the winter with catchable rainbow, there are also bass, sunfish, bluegill and catfish in the lake but you...More

Thank stephank391
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We spent hours walking around the lake and exploring the many sights and sounds of plants and animals. Pack a lunch and be prepared to do a lot of walking and exploring!

1  Thank Lia G
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Stopped in to see the lake knowing the camp ground was full, however, we would not have stayed if there were openings as we do not enjoy close side by side camping. I would give the lake a 5 star and the camping only 1...More

1  Thank A2ZREVIEWS
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

I found out this campground is very popular ! It is full most of the time. We just had some luck there was a cancellation , so we got the last Spot ! One remarkable thing they have a very clean shower and restrooms ....More

1  Thank ykippenberg
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Cassandra B
15 May 2018|
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Response from Coyote390 | Reviewed this property |
Brand new cabins, but I believe the wait is already one year. Call the park! Might get lucky on a cancellation! The little cabins have beautiful views!
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mrooneyaz
12 March 2018|
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Response from jobeth2013 | Reviewed this property |
The camp ground has an east and a West part. I have camped there many times. No way to say which site is best. The east side at the end is near to the birding trail and has good sites. The West side sites numbered in the... More
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Kristen M
15 June 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Reviewed this property |
I am a birder. I went in April 2017, called and found out when their last birding tour was (April 7th) and their last boat tour, as I wanted to do both (the birding volunteers leave for the summer). The boat tour was okay... More
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