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Patagonia Lake State Park

400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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First visit for only a few hours

I had planned on spending four nights camping at Patagonia Lake this October. Due to the upcoming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tucson, Arizona

if you like motor homes and motor boats, then Patagonia Lake is the place for you. If an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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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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“birding trail” (9 reviews)
“dump station” (9 reviews)
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400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had planned on spending four nights camping at Patagonia Lake this October. Due to the upcoming construction in the park, I decided to reschedule for next year. I had picked, what I thought was a beautiful spot secluded in the no wake area. Passing...More

Thank BrittB611
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you like motor homes and motor boats, then Patagonia Lake is the place for you. If an artificial lake in the desert necklaced with RVs and coated with outboards is your idea of hell, then nip into to Patagonia Lake State Park just long...More

Thank maryjoyrenfro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lake and scenery is beautiful at this lake but there are free range cows everywhere and the water is horrible disgusting filled with cow manure. We stayed at a boat to site and it was completely covered in cow manure and urine. It stunk...More

1  Thank ericka50
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were really impressed with this little lake area. They had nice grassy areas to relax in while the kids played in the sand and water. Boats to rent and you can do some fishing. It was very clean. We will return.

1  Thank Jan W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

A bit out of the way, no cell phone reception while there. Campground is not very private. Gate closes at 10 pm so no access after that. Store was well stocked. Popular with fishermen and swimmers. Trail starts at the campground, but there is little...More

1  Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a small park at Lake Patagonia. We've been several times on motorcycle rides from Tucson where we'll fix lunch at the park. There's a nice covered area with cooking grills and tables. There is also a "beach" area for swimming in the lake....More

1  Thank Rob O
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beach area is small, and if you don't get there early, you can't really get near the water. Nice little visitor center and store if you are camping. $20.00 to get in for the day. We brought the dogs and there was some grassy areas...More

2  Thank Toni G
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Went during monsoons. A large logging and wood-chipping operation had been completed in Harshaw Creek (upstream) a day or two before our arrival, but we did not find this out till after our disastrous "camping" trip here. The water was full of wood and wood...More

1  Thank jdog17
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We visited twice for birding. There are trails, but a lot of habitat to cover, much of which is not very accessible so it needs a bit of time and some luck.

1  Thank hkprinia
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our family go to Patagonia Lake twice a year for camping, fishing and family reunion. Very clean bathrooms with showers and hot water

Thank Hector G
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Kristen M
15 June 2017|
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Response from becomo | Reviewed this property |
As of our visit last October, the cost was $20 cash per car, even if you are only going for day use. We found the staff very unfriendly and unhelpful, even surly. My family has lived in Patagonia for years, and we feel that... More
30 March 2017|
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Response from oldtravelinggolfer | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any.
9 September 2016|
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Response from Fred F | Reviewed this property |
yes can go in the water, but not on the beach area.