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Patagonia Lake State Park

Open Now: 04:00 - 23:00
Open today: 04:00 - 23:00
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Nice camping, nice facilities

I found this camping to be about the best we've encountered in AZ. The facilities, including the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Tucson, Arizona
Beautiful spot with wonderful birds

We spent the day on a cold January day with intermittent rain looking for birds. highlight was the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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...more
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400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85621
+1 520-287-6965
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent the day on a cold January day with intermittent rain looking for birds. highlight was the great horned owl, but there were flycatchers, ducks etc etc everywhere!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank katiepenney
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stayed three nights in nice campground. Clean and tidy as are all of the Arizona state parks. Surprisingly there were open sites something you don't usually find in southern arizona. With the large numbers of birds here we found 15 new ones. A great place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bruce W
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Tucked in between the rolling hills between Nogales and Patagonia, Arizona, this state park is the perfect year-round destination for fishing, boating, hiking, swimming and much more! Many tourists from around the world also visit Patagonia Lake State Park as it has become a popular...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed that it cost $20 to get in for the day and left without entering. We noticed a nature preserve sign only a half mile or so up the road on the right and went into that instead. If you don't mind a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jazzieF
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I found this camping to be about the best we've encountered in AZ. The facilities, including the showers, were very well taken care of. The trash and recycling bins were emptied regularly and the grounds were maintained. Very nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank andyw98
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We loved Patagonia but it way out there and with no local hotels and as I am unable to camp anymore we were so excited to see cabins !! We have stayed at Roper, Lyman lake and others with our dog but this seems to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank UKVISIT
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Patagonia Lake is good for swimming, light boating, and fishing. Camping is welcome but it fills up in the summer. After peak hours hiking and barbecuing are nice. A welcome change of pace.

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank elaineh00per
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Camped there for a few days with friends. Campsites were overgrown with tree limbs hanging down. Had to trim them before we could back in to the site. Papers and litter strewn over the camping area with no one cleaning it up. People walked through...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank hairlessbiker
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very popular place for families. We had a delicious picnic and my 8yo swam for a bit in the lake. Water is clean and kids really enjoy it. Park is very pet friendly. Get here early if you want to reserve a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank jenniferriles
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This state park is located in beautiful surroundings; the lake is large and offers boating, swimming and fishing as well as walking and hiking. The campground is a nice, roomy area with a smal visitor center, a small marina, and a market. We went for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank MEKeller
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21 July 2018|
Response from brendas677 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We did not rent the boats but saw the rental area and it looked fun!!
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!
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