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Parker Canyon Lake

Patagonia, AZ
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Patagonia
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
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Owner description: This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Because this lake is located in southern Arizona, I would give it five stars off the bat - simply because there are virtually no other options. However, the lack of amenities (there is one store on site that is open for limited hours and no restaurant), there is no cellular service, and the designated campsites have very little shade. The... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Seriously Great Lake for day trips, great view. Nice and cool. At night is when they swarm you. The cockroaches that is. They come out in hordes. Good thing we were sleeping in the back of the truck because if we had a tent I would have packed up and left. Never camped anywhere there was a cockroach infestation. Other... More

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a very nice place to relax. You can camp in there, they have all the facilities to make of your camping a comfortable experience. The lake is big enough to rent a boat and enjoy the view, you can even go fishing!!! Every Tuesday you can get a very good discount in the boat rent :)) There are... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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171 reviews 171 reviews
87 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We went here for a group hike as there's a 5 mile trail around the lake. A couple of spots on the trail were little precarious because of the loose gravel. It’s a well used trail, but sometimes it was confusing because it goes in a couple of directions at points (probably shortcuts when the water is low). This lake... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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14 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Anyone familiar with this part of (south-central) AZ knows how rare it is to find water, much less a lake (albeit a man-made one). This recreation area is about 30 miles south of the small town of Sonoita, on narrow, twisty Hwy 83; parts of the road are nice & newly paved, other sections are very rough. The drive is... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We hiked around the lake and only saw a few people. It was quiet, pretty and filled with birds. The restrooms were awful tho.

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Benson, Arizona
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93 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The road to Parker Lake is rough, every time I have gone I have gotten a flat tire. You cannot swim in the water, but there are some small boats and you can fish. Don't go in the monsoon reason or you will get stuck. A few years ago we could not get out with a toy tire on the... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

My family and I went fishing here 3 times when we visited my daughter in Sierra Vista which is less then an hour away. The first time we rented a boat and motored around the lake to find "the perfect fishing spot" according to my husband. He and the grandkids caught 3 fish between the, 1 trout, 1 sunfish, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Good weather (pretty normal). Nice hike around the lake. Marina was closed. Be fun to rent a boat or kayak some day

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Tucson, AZ
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Parker Canyon Lake [ www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recreation/fishing/recarea/?recid=25522&actid=42 ]is located within boundaries of the Coronado National Forest, in the Canelo Hills just east of the Huachuca Mountains, at an elevation of 5,400 feet. The paved drive between Sonoita, Arizona and the Lake is very scenic. We have camped out a couple of times during the spring, at the Lakeview campground [ www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coronado/recreation/fishing/recarea/?recid=25514&actid=42 ],... More

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