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“Nice hike”
Review of Parker Canyon Lake

Ranked #4 of 8 things to do in Patagonia
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Owner description: This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.
Reviewed 19 April 2013

Good weather (pretty normal). Nice hike around the lake. Marina was closed. Be fun to rent a boat or kayak some day

Thank Gary E
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Parker Canyon Lake [ www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recreation/fishing/recarea/?recid=25522&actid=42 ]is located within boundaries of the Coronado National Forest, in the Canelo Hills just east of the Huachuca Mountains, at an elevation of 5,400 feet. The paved drive between Sonoita, Arizona and the Lake is very scenic. We have camped out a couple of times during the spring, at the Lakeview campground [ www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recreation/fishing/recarea/?recid=25514&actid=42 ], located on a hill overlooking the Lake, among oaks and junipers. Each campsite has a picnic table and a grill for campfires, and there is a short walk to the lakeshore, and a short drive to the boat launch ramp, fishing pier and the store [ http://parkercanyonlake.com ], which also offers boat rentals and fishing licenses. Just note that the store is open only on the weekends, except during the summer, and the closest towns are Sonoita [30 miles] and Sierra Vista, through Fort Huachuca [28 miles]. But if you're there in the middle of the week, you can call the store and make arrangements for a boat rental, since the boat handler lives in the area. We like hiking and history, and really enjoyed visiting the nearby Sunnyside ghost town and its cemetery [ http://apcrp.org/SUNNYSIDE/4_Sunnyside_Cem_Mast_Text_022513.htm#_Toc349120179 ], located about 4 miles east from the Lake.

5  Thank Maria-Tucson
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Hiking around the lake is great in almost any season. Wouldn't want to be there during Mosoon or snow. The lake is a popular site for fishing, so we carry small trashbags with us to pick up trash that some anglers left behind. The trail is not totally flat, but not strenous either. A great hike.

4  Thank okrealtyinc
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Reviewed 14 January 2013

This is a great find, water in southern AZ. A nice hiking trail 5 miles around the lake. If you're adventurous you can hike there from the AZ Trail (turn onto Canelo Pass Rd between mile posts 14 and 15, drive 3.5 miles, VERY WELL MARKED and easy to find trail heads, one of which goes to the lake. the Trail is beautiful both ways, a little steep on horseback though. The Lake is beautiful in all seasons. Right down the street from a wonderful B & B too.

2  Thank T L
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

Hey water we can actually get in... or kayak on. It's alright, and a bit small, but is great in the desert heat.

4  Thank tayolr m
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