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Patagonia Lake Locator Map

Elevation 3,750 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(520) 287-6965
Patagonia Lake SP
400 Patagonia Lake Rd
Patagonia, AZ 85624


Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Group: Day Use Areas Camping Boat Camping Sites Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Equestrian Trails Fishing Swimming Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 12 miles

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4230#


Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $15-$20
Individual/Bicycle: $3

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric site: $20 - $25
Electric site: $25 - $30
Boat Site: $20 - $25

Fee Schedule


Facilities available at Patagonia Lake State Park.

Visitor Center Visitor Center/Entrance Station

The Patagonia Lake Ranger Station is open all year except Christmas Day. Hours are from 8:30am. – 4:30pm. November through March. April through October hours are the same except on Fridays and Saturdays  hours are 7 am – 10 pm and Sunday hours are 7am. - 6:30pm.

The Visitor Center is located within Patagonia Lake State Park. Visitor Center is open seasonally, Thursday - Monday from 8:30am. - 4:00pm. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The park has an automatic entrance gate that closes at 10pm. and no entry is allowed until it opens again at 4am. All camping, day use and annual permits can be purchased at the Ranger Station. A small lobby is available with various brochures describing surrounding areas and destinations. Maps are also sold here.

Restrooms Restrooms

2 restrooms with shower/flush toilet facilities and 3 restrooms with flush toilet facilities. All restrooms are handicap accessible.

Gift ShopGift Shop/Boat Rentals

Gift ShopThe Market is operated by the park concessionaire and is located in the boat trailer parking lot. The concession also sells fishing licenses, firewood, grocery items, ice cream, soda, beer and wine and other camping supplies. Boat rentals are also available, please contact office at (520) 287-5545 for reservations & information. Hours vary by season.

Group Day Use Areas Group: Day Use Areas

A group day use area capable of seating 60 people under a ramada is available with a$5.00 non-refundable fee plus a $25 facility use fee. Visitors then pay a charge of $10.00 per vehicle up to 4 adults. There are no group camping areas available.

Camping Sites Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Camping & RV Sites

Camping ReservationsSite reservations are available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site. You may also reserve campsites 24/7 for this park online Online Campground Reservations

105 developed campsites with a picnic table, a fire-ring/grill, and parking for 2 vehicles. Select sites also have a ramada. Rates are $25.00-$30.00 up to 1 vehicle, additional vehicles pay $15.00 per night. Sites have 20/30 amp and 50 amp voltage. Sites tend to fill up in the evening from May until November. Campsite lengths vary but most can accommodate any size RV. Quiet hours (no generators, music, or loud voices) are from 9 pm – 8 am. See Also Park Rules. There are also 2 non-electric campsites available. They have a picnic table, fire-ring/grill and parking for 2 vehicles with ramada for shade. These two sites are 22 ft. long for camper/trailers and are $20.00-$25.00 per night.

There will be a $15.00 per night fee for second vehicles. Fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. Fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle when the primary vehicle remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.

For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions

Boat Camping Sites Boat-in Camping Sites

12 boat-in campsites are available from $20.00-$25.00 per night per vehicle. Sites have a picnic table, fire-ring and are accessible by boat only. Some sites have portable restrooms. Quiet hours (no generators, music, or loud voices) are from from 9 pm – 8 am. Boats are available for rent from Patagonia Marina and Boat Rental External Link, located in the boat trailer parking lot. You may also reserve boat-in sites 24/7 for this park online Online Campground Reservations

For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions

Dump Station Dump Station

A dump station is centrally located on the park for all overnight campers at no additional charge.

Showers Showers

2 restroom/shower buildings are available. Showers are available to all overnight campers at no additional cost.

Picnic Areas/Shelters Picnic Areas/Shelters

Numerous picnic tables and ramadas are located at the beach and day use areas.

Hiking Hiking Trails

Patagonia Lake offers a .5-mile hiking trail that leads to Sonoita Creek and is a very popular birding area. Additional trails can be accessed through Sonoita Creek State Natural Area.

Equestrian Trails Equestrian Trails

Can be accessed through Sonoita Creek State Natural Area.

On March 24, 2104, Rich Stachel of Tucson caught this 56.2 lbs. Flathead Catfish at Patagonia Lake while fishing for bass with a jig.

Fishing Fishing

Large mouth bass, flathead catfish, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, red ear and green ear sunfish maintain healthy populations in this 265-acre man-made lake. Rainbow trout are stocked in the winter months only. Fishing licenses can be purchased at the concession in the park.

A valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers 10 years and older. Licensing information is available online at Arizona Game & Fish, or purchase a fishing license at a local dealer.

Swimming Swimming

Patagonia Lake allows swimming in any part of the lake except the boat launch areas. The lake is considered to be wild water and swimmers swim at their own risk. There is a roped off swim area at Boulder Beach, but there is no lifeguard on duty. Swimming is at your own risk.

Boat Ramp Boat Ramp

2 boat ramps are available at Patagonia Lake. Your day use or camping permit will cover boat launching with no additional fees. Ramps are cement and can handle most size boats when water level is normal.

Boat Ramp Canoeing Watercraft

Both motorized and non-motorized boating are allowed at Patagonia Lake. Please note: Personal Water Craft (PWCs), jet-skis, waterbikes, above-water exhausts boats, and V-8 jet boats are all prohibited.

The lake is divided into 2 sections: the east end is no wake speed only and the west end is for unlimited speed in a counter clockwise direction. High-speed boats can enter the east section but must travel at a no wake speed.

Water-Skiing is allowed on weekdays and weekends from October 1st through April 30th. From May 1st until October 1st water-skiing is allowed on weekdays but not on weekends or legal holidays due to congestion.

Boat Rentals: Our concessionaire Patagonia Marina and Boat Rental External Link, located in the boat trailer parking lot, offers canoes, rowboats, paddleboats and pontoon boats for rent. Call (520) 287-5545 for prices.

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

An abundance of birds and animals can be seen around the park. Please contact Sonoita Creek State Natural Area for a complete list.

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