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Patagonia Lake State Park

400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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Nice campsites, staff and area. The restrooms/shower area was the best I have ever seen at a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Vickie S
via mobile

We chose not to pay the $20 fee to enter the park as we were only going to take a quick ride around... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Chandler, AZ
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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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400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice campsites, staff and area. The restrooms/shower area was the best I have ever seen at a state park! HOT showers with good pressure!

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We chose not to pay the $20 fee to enter the park as we were only going to take a quick ride around the lake. Parker Lake wasn't far away.

Thank DMR_Chandler
Reviewed 17 November 2017

So many things to do here! Hike, bird-watch, kayak, swim, camp,fish, boat. Depending on the season, the lake is great for swimming. Fishing all year round. Boat rentals. Lots of wild life to see. Guided bird walks at times. Check out the Visitor Center for...More

Thank jobeth2013
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

my friends and I just decided to swing by from our trip to Bisbee for the 1000 steps. we are amazed! the drive to Patagonia alone is beautiful. there's a $20 for each car to get in. it's not too crowded in the beach and...More

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 15 November 2017

My main reason for going to Patagonia Lake State Park was to do a little bird watching. It cost $20 to enter the park which I thought was excessive for one person for perhaps two hours. However, I paid it in hopes of seeing some...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went to spend the day. It's $20 a car to get in the park. Not great, but fair. We took fishing gear & hoped to rent the pontoon boat. Pontoons were gone or broken down, so we hiked to a fishing spot. We found...More

Thank summertimeinparis
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Nobody there likes fast boats, music or anything party-like! Beautiful lake though! We rented a pontoon boat and it was priced great and we had great service!

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We drove down here on a day trip from Tucson just to check it out. It's a nice, clean park with lots of campsites. We didn't camp or stay overnight, but the sites looked immaculate and well spaced. There was a small store onsite and...More

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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 October 2017

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
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Kristen M
14 June 2017|
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Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
A dammed up valley creating a lake in a desert. Interesting recreational place. Good camp sites. There are fish in the water.
29 March 2017|
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Response from oldtravelinggolfer | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any.
8 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.