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Enjoyable Hike

Great lake for water sports and hiking. Nice trail for hiking around the lake. Beautiful views and... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
Huachuca City, Arizona
via mobile
Stopped by to take photos and found a hidden gem!

Very nicely maintained state park with great parking and accommodations, very clean are, free of... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2018
Tucson, Arizona
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This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.
Patagonia, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove to Parker Canyon Lake today from Marana. It's very nice drive and it was nice to get out of the desert. We arrived at Parker Canyon Lake which is very picturesque and surprising being so close to Tucson. First stop was the restroom right...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parker Canyon Lake is a little more challenging than Patagonia Lake. Wear real hiking boots because you’ll have to jump across streams and avoid mud. It is also a popular summer camping spot. I like to go there with a camp chair, my pugs and...More

Thank elaineh00per
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Unlike other lakes in the area, this one is at higher altitude and has pine forests surrounding it. Great picnic areas and a small general store. Usually very quiet.

Thank MichaelTenagra
Reviewed June 3, 2018

This lake is about an hour drive from Sierra Vista. I've taken my dog on a couple visits, once to kayak and once to hike around the lake. Renting a kayak here is easy and pretty inexpensive. Just follow the signs to the marina and...More

Thank Piper N
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Great lake for water sports and hiking. Nice trail for hiking around the lake. Beautiful views and scenery. Was busy with lots of hikers, people fishing, sailing, kayaking and just enjoying the day even though it was extremely windy today and a bit chilly.

Thank AZTraveler85616
Reviewed February 13, 2018

Very nicely maintained state park with great parking and accommodations, very clean are, free of trash or debris.

Thank juanisantanarivera
Reviewed August 13, 2017

My husband and I arrived after church and lunch and we were greeted by a very friendly gentleman who helped us pick out the perfect watercraft! We were deciding between a canoe and a motorized rowboat. We settled on the rowboat with a canopy and...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Nice lake off the beaten path! Not crowded even on holiday weekends. They have a store, boat rentals, fire service bathrooms, picnic area, fishing. Areas were clean.

1  Thank RobinGlennD
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I just got back from a two night camping experience at Parker Canyon Lake and I have some thoughts to share. #1: Parties: Yes, people go there to party. In fact, I think that's the reason why most people go camping anymore, is to party....More

8  Thank Brenden P
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a great little fishing lake. It has boat rentals, a little store, great atmosphere, the water can be a little cold, so I dont swim, but it's great to relax and fish at. I'm sorry I didn't take photos. I'll make sure to...More

2  Thank lmeastlacka
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Ryan D
September 12, 2018|
Response from elaineh00per | Reviewed this property |
Parker Canyon Lake is a fishing and bathing Lake. To the best of my knowledge it is safe for people and pets. As long as there is no warning about the fish being unsafe to consume which occasionally happens in lakes because... More
May 11, 2018|
Response from donaldwagner747 |
How long can I camp and does it cost anything?