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Parker Canyon Lake

Patagonia, AZ
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Ranked #4 of 5 attractions in Patagonia
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
Description: This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.
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Rio Rico, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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130 reviews 130 reviews
60 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
11 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Phoenix
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
81 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Hawaii
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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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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Hillsboro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Bisbee, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Hiking around the lake is great in almost any season. Wouldn't want to be there during Mosoon or snow. The lake is a popular site for fishing, so we carry small trashbags with us to pick up trash that some anglers left behind. The trail is not totally flat, but not strenous either. A great hike.

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south of Tucson, AZ
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

This is a great find, water in southern AZ. A nice hiking trail 5 miles around the lake. If you're adventurous you can hike there from the AZ Trail (turn onto Canelo Pass Rd between mile posts 14 and 15, drive 3.5 miles, VERY WELL MARKED and easy to find trail heads, one of which goes to the lake. the... More

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