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Pena Blanca Lake

Sr 289, AZ
+1 520-281-2296
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A pleasant desert surprise

So, we planned to take a day trip back to Lake Patagonia to get our water fix but saw the sign for... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Lvcavs
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Lovely Lake with Accessible Facilities

This is a very nice recreation area in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales. To reach it, take... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
CrankingChick
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Tucson, Arizona
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A small lake with great fishing.
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good72%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“paved road” (2 reviews)
“day trip” (2 reviews)
“fishing” (2 reviews)
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Sr 289, AZ
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+1 520-281-2296

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

So, we planned to take a day trip back to Lake Patagonia to get our water fix but saw the sign for Pena Lake and decided to take a little detour. We were hesitant to do this, after our huge disappointment earlier this year when...More

1  Thank Lvcavs
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a very nice recreation area in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales. To reach it, take exit 12 off I-19 for Ruby Rd. (AZ289) and follow it west about 9 miles into the scenic Pajarito Mountain Foothills. This is a well-maintained paved road....More

1  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 23 May 2016

I was just there and one of the boarder patrol guy I spoke to told me it wasn't a super good Idea to camp there. He explained that walker canyon is a major drug smuggling route. So maybe just go here for the day.

4  Thank eric F
Reviewed 13 February 2016

South of Tucson and west of Rio Rico. Take exit 12 for 289 and go west. The paved road ends at the state park. Nice little lake, camping nearby, mostly day use areas at the park. Fishing is allowed at the lake/reservoir. For a nice...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

I would canoe and hike with my dogs here growing up and the lake and surrounding infrastructure has recently been renovated. The view is nicer and the parking is much easier.

1  Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Had no idea what to expect as I just took the exit on impulse to check out the place. Didn't even know how far it was till I saw a sign later that said it was some 9 miles further down a deserted but well...More

5  Thank junaidadil
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Green Valley, AZ
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Reviewed 10 February 2003

I just wanted to mention the beauty of Pena Blanca Lake. The surroundings allow the user to enjoy a mixture of S. AZ. landscape, with the addition of the small but ample 49 acre lake. Once you enter the canyon by way of 289, you...More

9  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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