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Address: Patagonia, AZ
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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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real get away

They have been working on roads outside the park but the rest of the roads in suck. Don't take a trailer longer than 28' as the roads have blind switchbacks and some drivers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have been working on roads outside the park but the rest of the roads in suck. Don't take a trailer longer than 28' as the roads have blind switchbacks and some drivers aren't nice. Plan to dry camp.

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Tucson, Arizona
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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Just a one and a half to two hour drive south from Tucson via highway 83 and south through Sonoita, AZ, Parker canyon offers welcome respite from the desert heat in the summer. As you near Sonoita and south, keep your eyes peeled for Pronghorn antelope. During the winter, one often sees Bald Eagles or Peregrine Falcons, although I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to be around water which is pretty rear here. Also the rental place got ONE paddle board! Which was a pure lack for me, it pretty much made my day! I believe they will improve this type of water activity. This is perfect place for SUP! Aloha!

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130 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

This United States Forest Service site is very well developed and maintained. There is plenty of paved parking, clean bathrooms, and a beautiful hiking trail all the way around the lake.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

TA has this listed as Patagonia, but the lake address is actually Elgin, AZ. This is a great little lake. My wife and I camp here often, and always have a great time. Cell phones barely get a signal here, which is what we look for when we need an escape. The campgrounds are clean, have bathrooms, and potable water... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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70 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have driven up to PCL two times before, but this time during the week, me and my wife decided to do a day trip. Have a picnic, maybe some swimming, rent a boat. The problem was there website, does not reflect there hours and days of operation .As we looked at the website, last thursday it should of been... More 

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1 Thank Ken S
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank sukiad
Rocksprings, Texas
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86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

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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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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