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Parker Canyon Lake

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Ken S
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

1 Thank Rich D
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank Ken S
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

Thank sukiad
Rocksprings, Texas
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52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

1 Thank toya h
Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

4 Thank Carpediemkath
Kagawong, Canada
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58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

2 Thank John R
Sierra Vista, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank batikchik
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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 

5 Thank Mikevout
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

6 Thank Wussypill0w
Rio Rico, Arizona
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40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

2 Thank movingtoaz

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