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Very enjoysble

I had a great hike around this lake. There are restrooms at the boat ramp and trail head. The trail... read more

Reviewed March 30, 2018
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A pleasant desert surprise

So, we planned to take a day trip back to Lake Patagonia to get our water fix but saw the sign for... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2017
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Mar 30, 2018
“Very enjoysble”
Mar 29, 2017
“A pleasant desert surprise”
A small lake with great fishing.
Sr 289, AZ
+1 520-281-2296
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

I had a great hike around this lake. There are restrooms at the boat ramp and trail head. The trail skirts much of the lake with an offshoot that offers some lovely vistas overlooking the lake and it’s surrounding area. Well worth it

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank DeanneHA
Reviewed March 29, 2017

So, we planned to take a day trip back to Lake Patagonia to get our water fix but saw the sign for Pena Lake and decided to take a little detour. We were hesitant to do this, after our huge disappointment earlier this year when...More

Date of experience: March 2017
8  Thank Lvcavs
Reviewed November 13, 2016

This is a very nice recreation area in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales. To reach it, take exit 12 off I-19 for Ruby Rd. (AZ289) and follow it west about 9 miles into the scenic Pajarito Mountain Foothills. This is a well-maintained paved road....More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed May 23, 2016

I was just there and one of the boarder patrol guy I spoke to told me it wasn't a super good Idea to camp there. He explained that walker canyon is a major drug smuggling route. So maybe just go here for the day.

Date of experience: May 2016
6  Thank eric F
Reviewed February 12, 2016

South of Tucson and west of Rio Rico. Take exit 12 for 289 and go west. The paved road ends at the state park. Nice little lake, camping nearby, mostly day use areas at the park. Fishing is allowed at the lake/reservoir. For a nice...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

I would canoe and hike with my dogs here growing up and the lake and surrounding infrastructure has recently been renovated. The view is nicer and the parking is much easier.

1  Thank danielwH37WL
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Had no idea what to expect as I just took the exit on impulse to check out the place. Didn't even know how far it was till I saw a sign later that said it was some 9 miles further down a deserted but well...More

Date of experience: September 2012
5  Thank junaidadil
Reviewed February 9, 2003

I just wanted to mention the beauty of Pena Blanca Lake. The surroundings allow the user to enjoy a mixture of S. AZ. landscape, with the addition of the small but ample 49 acre lake. Once you enter the canyon by way of 289, you...More

9  Thank Travel34346
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charline s
May 25, 2018|
Response from DeanneHA | Reviewed this property |
I didn’t, but I believe it’s allowed. There are a few water access points including a boat ramp.