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Patagonia Lake State Park

400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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Nice quick weekend to a new place

We are campers but had never been here because we are not desert campers. But we purchased a new... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
Gilbert, Arizona
Nice little lake

Clean campgrounds with hookups or just dry camping. We would definitely stay here if we were in the... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
Mesa, 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
+1 520-287-6965
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Reviewed 16 May 2016

We are campers but had never been here because we are not desert campers. But we purchased a new tailor and decided to go here since several of our friends had mentioned this was a new place to go camping. We booked on line and...More

1  Thank virgo1252
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Clean campgrounds with hookups or just dry camping. We would definitely stay here if we were in the area....probably 100 campsites.

1  Thank divenride
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Nestled beautifully in between Nogales and Patagonia along Hwy 82, Patagonia Lake State Park truly is an Oasis in the Desert. With ample camping sites and amenities, you are in for a treat. The State Park staff is pleasant. There are boat rentals available. And...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Love this campground. All sites have water and electricity. It can get very busy as a result. Nice lake with a beach. Good bathrooms and showers. The lake has a significant wake free zone and it is ideal for kayaks and canoes. The birding is...More

1  Thank GandGTraveler
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This park offers swimming, boating, fishing, kayaking and camping. There's a marina store for your fishing needs and a whole lot of fun for the family. I think they may rent kayaks too. Gorgeous views of the area and great for birders and other wildlife...More

1  Thank 984deannab
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This park is a wonderful place to camp if your activities bring you to southeast Arizona. We come in May for spring bird migration, and have been there in March as well. Nonbirders staying there are usually fishing, as that's about all there is to...More

Thank dwilder1
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We didn't have as much time as we needed to explore the beauty of this park, but it was lovely and fantastic. It's a bit pricey at the door for a state park, but it was a moment it time I wouldn't give back.

Thank Trista107
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We did not expect this park to be so nice! The lake is really big, the campgrounds are nice and QUIET (no generators, no loud voices, and in spite of seeing many dogs only a couple of them were barkers), and there are lots of...More

Thank ECO1995
Reviewed 8 April 2016

The scenic and curvy road to the park is awesome. Hills and mountains to the left and right. Close your eyes and you can see and hear the Apaches from long ago. I might buy an RV just to stay the week. Everything is clean...More

Thank deejleggitt
Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Patagonia lake state park. It was beautiful! Costs $15 to go in to state park. There are trails around lake area to go bird watching. That's probably the most popular thing to do there. Beach area for swimming is very...More

Thank Kkero84
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Kristen M
14 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.