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Patagonia Lake State Park

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Address: 400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Description: This southern Arizona park is centered around Patagonia Lake, a beautiful...
This southern Arizona park is centered around Patagonia Lake, a beautiful desert lake known for its outdoor recreation.
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Beautiful day

Beautiful day and scenic lake. The bad news, not much for fishing. The good news, lots of campers enjoying the weather.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful day and scenic lake. The bad news, not much for fishing. The good news, lots of campers enjoying the weather.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We enjoyed the drive to this park - some of the most beautiful mountain scenery between here and Tucson. However, the volunteers in the visitor's center were unhelpful which served to spoil our visit. The lake is quite small, but we did see some kayaks and one person fishing from a boat.

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Columbia,IL
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Go to the north end of the lake and walk the trail. Many nice people along the way will help you with the ID of birds.

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Near the Arizonia Mexico border this is one of the nicest and cleanest facility I have had the opportunity to visit. We took our boat and toured the lake enjoying an abundant selection of water foul and many other species of birds. The facilities were very clean and the park well maintained A must see in southern Arizona

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Texas
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225 reviews 225 reviews
74 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

One of the primary reasons people visit this Arizona State Park is for the Birding. When we were there during December and January, there were volunteer-led bird walks two days per week. If you are into birding these are great. There is also a small lake with volunteer-led boat tours, some geared toward birding, some not. For hiking and birding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We're retired so have the luxury of camping during the week. The campground is very well layed out with great bathrooms and showers. We took our first ranger-led bird walks and were delighted with the whole experience! The pontoon boat ride was so relaxing and lovely. Hiking at Sonoita nature area next door was wonderful with large trees and stream.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

October is a perfect time to visit Patagonia. The annual fair reatures music, a variety of food choices and crafts by juried vendors. It is an easy day trip from Tucson, and you will find several wiineries with tasting opportunities in the area. The next fair will be held October 9-12, 2015.

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Tucson, Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Patagonia Lake State Park is located at about halfway between Patagonia and Nogales, Arizona, about 3 miles off the highway between the two towns. The park has great camping sites (most with electricity and water), very nice bathroom facilities, and a small, but beautiful lake. No Jet Skis or above water exhaust boats are allowed which allows for peaceful boating,... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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45 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have been to this park several times and it's a nice day trip. They have camping available (with hookups and a shower facility) but we have not used the campsites. The scenery is beautiful here so it is well worth venturing to this remote location. The main activities here would be camping, picnicing, swimming, boating, fishing, wildlife/bird watching and... More 

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Capitola, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We found Patagonia Lake because we didn't have a place to camp for a few days and it was close. What a find! We got a camping spot that was just off the lake with it's own private picnic (and hammock) area (#16). We rode our bikes to the marina and rented a kayak for an hour- it took about... More 

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