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Address: Patagonia, AZ
Activities: Fishing
Description: This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for...
This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.
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Long Drive to find a lake

We drove the long way up through the mountians 20 miles on a dirt road that was under repair, It was cool to go up the switch backs climbing up into the clouds then back again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
John R
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Kagawong, Canada
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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We've stayed here twice, once on the campground's West Loop and once on the East Loop. The East loop has spacious spots and some have shade. It was a quiet relaxing weekend at the East Loop. This past weekend (March 22-24) we stayed at the West loop. The campground is set up so that each camper has space behind their... More 

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Kagawong, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We drove the long way up through the mountians 20 miles on a dirt road that was under repair, It was cool to go up the switch backs climbing up into the clouds then back again. Once we got to the lake we put in the two kayaks and we paddle the whole lake and explore all the bays. There... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We chose Parker Canyon Lake for our first family camping trip in AZ. We're from WA state and had done a lot of hiking, but no camping since moving to Sierra Vista in 2012. We did one overnight in November of this year and it was amazing. Even though it is right on the other side of the Huachuca Mts... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
97 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
17 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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271 reviews 271 reviews
97 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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