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Patagonia Lake State Park

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Address: 400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
Phone Number: 520-287-6965
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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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Spring Break

Pontoon trip for bird watching--great guides and beautiful morning on the lake. We went back for a hike later in the week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Our birding group found a good selection of local sparrows on the way in and several nesting birds including Vermillion Flycatcher and Northern Beardless Tyrannulet

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We've enjoyed Patagonia Lake State park numerous times, both for day trips and camping trips our varied duration and have never been disappointed. Yes, at times it gets a little crowded and in the summer the flies can be annoying but such is life at the lake and campground.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Pontoon trip for bird watching--great guides and beautiful morning on the lake. We went back for a hike later in the week.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

May be one of the most beautiful lakes in AZ and well worth the drive. Be forewarned that the entrance fee is $15 on weekends and $10 on weekdays which is pretty steep. Rugged path around the lake allows one to get away from the crowds and before you know it you are remote and overlooking a beautiful lake. BTW,... More 

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Delaware
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The Park was well staffed and provided an excellent guided bird tour. It is a ways off the beaten path, but worth the trip. We are from the Eastern US and added over a dozen new birds in a single trip there. Good Facilities and well maintained paths and trails.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It was our first time visiting over the weekend and we are already thinking about a return trip! We had water and electric hookup, plus a fire pit at night. Spot was level with glimpses of the lake through the trees. The Information Center had closed already for the season and the lake tours were also over by a week.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We will be returning. We spent 3 days & 2 nights. I really enjoyed staying in a boat-in camp site. Night fishing on the lake was exciting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The drive up is beautiful, through valleys, mountains and the greenest trees. Beautiful scenery, great for everyone! It was peaceful when we were here, very quiet with normal occasional chatter around the lake. Bird watchers would love it here, as there are many birds throughout. Boat rentals available (several types). $10 fee for day use of the park, not the... More 

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Highland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is our sixth year to camp here for the purpose of birding. Each year we have seen a few improvements and this year they have done some important things. The first is that they cleared a viewing area and added feeders about 300 yards down the birding trail. It would be possible for someone with a walker or wheelchair... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

During our visit to the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve to chase birds, some folks recommended this State park which is reasonably close by. Very nice birding trails and the possibility to see an Elegant Trogon - which unfortunately we missed. Looks like this park has very nice facilities. Quick but enjoyable stop.

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