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Parker Canyon Lake

Patagonia, AZ
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Pretty nice for this part of the earth

Nice place to be around water which is pretty rear here. Also the rental place got ONE paddle... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
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Plenty of Paved Parking, Well Maintained

This United States Forest Service site is very well developed and maintained. There is plenty of... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2016
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This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Patagonia, AZ
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place to be around water which is pretty rear here. Also the rental place got ONE paddle board! Which was a pure lack for me, it pretty much made my day! I believe they will improve this type of water activity. This is perfect...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2016

This United States Forest Service site is very well developed and maintained. There is plenty of paved parking, clean bathrooms, and a beautiful hiking trail all the way around the lake.

2  Thank cwt2015
Reviewed 1 September 2015

TA has this listed as Patagonia, but the lake address is actually Elgin, AZ. This is a great little lake. My wife and I camp here often, and always have a great time. Cell phones barely get a signal here, which is what we look...More

4  Thank Rich D
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We have driven up to PCL two times before, but this time during the week, me and my wife decided to do a day trip. Have a picnic, maybe some swimming, rent a boat. The problem was there website, does not reflect there hours and...More

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

We visited this place and arrived later than we wanted to (around 3pm) on a Friday and it was very quiet. My girlfriend was very sad when we got there because we could only stay a few hours. She fell in love with the area....More

1  Thank sukiad
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I rode the bike out to Parker Canyon Lake via Hwy82 to Hwy83. The ride was a little bumpy but beautiful scenery. We had a picnic at the camp ground. The area was clean and there were plenty of tables available. Not...More

2  Thank toya h
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We've stayed here twice, once on the campground's West Loop and once on the East Loop. The East loop has spacious spots and some have shade. It was a quiet relaxing weekend at the East Loop. This past weekend (March 22-24) we stayed at the...More

9  Thank Carpediemkath
Reviewed 14 March 2015

We drove the long way up through the mountians 20 miles on a dirt road that was under repair, It was cool to go up the switch backs climbing up into the clouds then back again. Once we got to the lake we put in...More

3  Thank John R
Reviewed 23 December 2014

We chose Parker Canyon Lake for our first family camping trip in AZ. We're from WA state and had done a lot of hiking, but no camping since moving to Sierra Vista in 2012. We did one overnight in November of this year and it...More

5  Thank batikchik
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Because this lake is located in southern Arizona, I would give it five stars off the bat - simply because there are virtually no other options. However, the lack of amenities (there is one store on site that is open for limited hours and no...More

6  Thank Michael V
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Sonia G
18 June 2017|
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Response from tutana | Reviewed this property |
Call 520-455-5847 to see if they can give you any information.
3 October 2016|
Response from Brenden P | Reviewed this property |
No. It's a national forest campground so there are no hook ups. The pit toilets are clean though.