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Address: Patagonia, AZ

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 bubblesReviewed July 29, 2016
Tucson, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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377 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on a whim - so glad we did! The lake and surrounding area were absolutely beautiful! The lake is beautiful and popular with locals, but out of the way for most tourists. That makes it even better to get some relaxation without having EVERYBODY around you. It's not a 'close' lake...prepare to drive, and be prepared to pack... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

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.

Thank deployedtater
Tucson, Arizona
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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank cwt2015
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank Rich D
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Ken S
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank sukiad
Rocksprings, Texas
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92 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank toya h
Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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