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Patagonia Lake State Park

Address: 400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624
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Ranked #3 of 5 Attractions in Patagonia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Marinas, State Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This southern Arizona park is centered around Patagonia Lake, a beautiful desert lake known for its...
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Type: Beaches, Marinas, State Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: This southern Arizona park is centered around Patagonia Lake, a beautiful desert lake known for its outdoor recreation.
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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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224 reviews 224 reviews
73 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
20 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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39 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Creel, Mexico
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96 reviews 96 reviews
56 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A beautiful lake with all the facilities set back several miles off the highway about 10 miles East of Nogales. Really nice setting with lots of trees and shade. The lake itself is pretty decent sized and lots of secluded areas. Also camping is allowed.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We just came back from Patagonia and visited the state park two days in a row. We had no issues with crowds since it was September. In fact, we virtually had the beach areas to ourselves and encountered very few boats on the lake. The lake is much larger than you would expect in So. Arizona and very well maintained.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This park is a wonderful oasis in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. It is quite large, and has opportunities for different kinds of recreation, including boating (bring your own or rent a small boat with paddles), fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, and other great pursuits. There is one section set aside for motor homes. I go there to hunt birds.... More 

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