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Patagonia Lake State Park

400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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Beautiful and quiet. Simple and quaint. Couldn’t believe there weren’t more people there. Maybe it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gypsys22
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Ennis, Montana
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Best bird walk

The bird watching trail at the end of the campground was one of our best birding sites. saw Mexican... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marge905
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Juneau, Alaska
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful and quiet. Simple and quaint. Couldn’t believe there weren’t more people there. Maybe it was the time of year.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bird watching trail at the end of the campground was one of our best birding sites. saw Mexican jays, ducks, songbirds & a bird we identified as a trogon. we’re amateurs but enjoyed the woods & marshes. wish they would close this trail to...More

Thank Marge905
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An overgrown man made puddle surrounded by scrub. The hikes are naff, not well sign posted or maintained. Staff, especially at the marina, can be rude and ignorant, deliberately ignoring you and giving you wrong information. I cannot recommend this as a destination unless you...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a major construction going on in the park. I understand it is in preparation for some cabins. In all fairness there is a notice on line apologizing for the noise in advance. They are using very large trucks and backhoes equipped with back...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Nice campsites, staff and area. The restrooms/shower area was the best I have ever seen at a state park! HOT showers with good pressure!

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

We chose not to pay the $20 fee to enter the park as we were only going to take a quick ride around the lake. Parker Lake wasn't far away.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

So many things to do here! Hike, bird-watch, kayak, swim, camp,fish, boat. Depending on the season, the lake is great for swimming. Fishing all year round. Boat rentals. Lots of wild life to see. Guided bird walks at times. Check out the Visitor Center for...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

my friends and I just decided to swing by from our trip to Bisbee for the 1000 steps. we are amazed! the drive to Patagonia alone is beautiful. there's a $20 for each car to get in. it's not too crowded in the beach and...More

Thank Gail L
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

My main reason for going to Patagonia Lake State Park was to do a little bird watching. It cost $20 to enter the park which I thought was excessive for one person for perhaps two hours. However, I paid it in hopes of seeing some...More

Thank Bob L
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We went to spend the day. It's $20 a car to get in the park. Not great, but fair. We took fishing gear & hoped to rent the pontoon boat. Pontoons were gone or broken down, so we hiked to a fishing spot. We found...More

1  Thank summertimeinparis
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Kristen M
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Response from Kathryn C | Reviewed this property |
I am a birder. I went in April 2017, called and found out when their last birding tour was (April 7th) and their last boat tour, as I wanted to do both (the birding volunteers leave for the summer). The boat tour was okay... More
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I did not see any.
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jennyt476
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.
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