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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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Great picnic spot

My husband and I rode the bike out to Parker Canyon Lake via Hwy82 to Hwy83. The ride was a little bumpy but beautiful scenery. We had a picnic at the camp ground. The area was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We visited this place and arrived later than we wanted to (around 3pm) on a Friday and it was very quiet. My girlfriend was very sad when we got there because we could only stay a few hours. She fell in love with the area. The camping looked beautiful and the groups were so nice with the little trees. We... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I rode the bike out to Parker Canyon Lake via Hwy82 to Hwy83. The ride was a little bumpy but beautiful scenery. We had a picnic at the camp ground. The area was clean and there were plenty of tables available. Not many were in the shade but it was a cool day with a breeze so... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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
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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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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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222 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 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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163 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 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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Address: Patagonia, AZ
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Patagonia

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