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Patagonia Lake State Park

400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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unexpected beauty

my friends and I just decided to swing by from our trip to Bisbee for the 1000 steps. we are... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gail L
via mobile
Good Area for Bird Watching

My main reason for going to Patagonia Lake State Park was to do a little bird watching. It cost... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bob L
Calgary, Canada
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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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  • Poor4%
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400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
+1 520-287-6965
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank summertimeinparis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nobody there likes fast boats, music or anything party-like! Beautiful lake though! We rented a pontoon boat and it was priced great and we had great service!

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove down here on a day trip from Tucson just to check it out. It's a nice, clean park with lots of campsites. We didn't camp or stay overnight, but the sites looked immaculate and well spaced. There was a small store onsite and...More

Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I had planned on spending four nights camping at Patagonia Lake this October. Due to the upcoming construction in the park, I decided to reschedule for next year. I had picked, what I thought was a beautiful spot secluded in the no wake area. Passing...More

Thank BrittB611
Reviewed 3 October 2017

if you like motor homes and motor boats, then Patagonia Lake is the place for you. If an artificial lake in the desert necklaced with RVs and coated with outboards is your idea of hell, then nip into to Patagonia Lake State Park just long...More

Thank maryjoyrenfro
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The lake and scenery is beautiful at this lake but there are free range cows everywhere and the water is horrible disgusting filled with cow manure. We stayed at a boat to site and it was completely covered in cow manure and urine. It stunk...More

1  Thank ericka50
Reviewed 17 September 2017 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.

1  Thank Jan W
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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

1  Thank Sarracenia
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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.