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Patagonia Lake State Park

400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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Great place to spend an afternoon

We were really impressed with this little lake area. They had nice grassy areas to relax in while... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jan W
via mobile
Camground not very private. Park is a bit out of the way

A bit out of the way, no cell phone reception while there. Campground is not very private. Gate... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Norman, Oklahoma
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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 2 days ago via mobile

We were really impressed with this little lake area. They had nice grassy areas to relax in while the kids played in the sand and water. Boats to rent and you can do some fishing. It was very clean. We will return.

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit out of the way, no cell phone reception while there. Campground is not very private. Gate closes at 10 pm so no access after that. Store was well stocked. Popular with fishermen and swimmers. Trail starts at the campground, but there is little...More

Thank Sarracenia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small park at Lake Patagonia. We've been several times on motorcycle rides from Tucson where we'll fix lunch at the park. There's a nice covered area with cooking grills and tables. There is also a "beach" area for swimming in the lake....More

Thank Rob O
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Beach area is small, and if you don't get there early, you can't really get near the water. Nice little visitor center and store if you are camping. $20.00 to get in for the day. We brought the dogs and there was some grassy areas...More

1  Thank t0nilynng
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Went during monsoons. A large logging and wood-chipping operation had been completed in Harshaw Creek (upstream) a day or two before our arrival, but we did not find this out till after our disastrous "camping" trip here. The water was full of wood and wood...More

1  Thank jdog17
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We visited twice for birding. There are trails, but a lot of habitat to cover, much of which is not very accessible so it needs a bit of time and some luck.

1  Thank hkprinia
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Our family go to Patagonia Lake twice a year for camping, fishing and family reunion. Very clean bathrooms with showers and hot water

Thank Hector G
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

After careful review of the AZ State Park website's section on the lake and it's claim that this is a "swimming lake". I took my daughter down for a day swim. We we're charged $20 for what turned out to be 1.5 hours spent there....More

2  Thank JAM M
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great place .It does get crowded fast you have to get there early to get a good spot .Camping reservations could be a little frustrating only because the fill up fast. All in all best place to camp of you go with...More

1  Thank Chinita R
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Had not been able to get here for many years, what an amazing improvement! Great camping spots and spotless bathrooms and showers. The place is extremely busy, so reservations must be made. Also, plan your trip accordingly as the heat can be oppressive in summer....More

2  Thank David D
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Kristen M
15 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.