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Parker Canyon Lake

Address: Patagonia, AZ
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Ranked #4 of 5 things to do in Patagonia
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
23 helpful votes 23 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
1 review
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
130 helpful votes 130 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
16 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
93 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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
37 helpful votes 37 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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