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Location

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

Facilities

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#

Fees

Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $10-$15
Individual/Bicycle: $3

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric site: $17
Electric site: $25-$28
Cabana or Boat Site: $17-$20

Fee Schedule

Patagonia Lake State Park

Arizona State Parks Annual Passes can now be purchased online. Go to: http://azstateparks.com/Giftshop/11_annualpass for more information.Patagonia Lake Now Offers 24/7 Online Campground Reservations!

Reserve a campground RV or tent site from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations . Site reservations for this park are also 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. Select sites are closed, see note below.

Patagonia Lake State Park Invites you to Come meet
Santa & Rocky Ringtail For a Christmas Adventure


Festivities Include: Arts and Crafts Ornament Creation, Music, Piñata, Photographs with Santa & Rocky Ringtail, and Holiday Cheer. December 20, 1p.m. – 3 p.m.

Meet at the Visitors Center. All Ages Welcome. Day Use Fee Required


The Visitor Center is Open for the Season

The Visitor Center now open for the season, hours of operation are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Thursdays-Monday; the Visitor Center is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 

Bird Walks

Bird Walks at Patagonia Lake State Park Mondays and Fridays at 9:00. Free after admission to Park. Meet at east end of Campground. Check out our latest bird sightings here.

 

 

Boat Tours

Avian Boat Tours of Patagonia Lake are every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00 and 10:15 AM
Lake Discovery Tours of Patagonia Lake are every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 AM
Twilight Tours every Saturday evenings. Reservations Required.
All Boat Tours: Call Visitor Center 520-287-2791 to reserve and to find out time of departure for Twilight Tour. Cost: $5 per person per tour.


Junior Ranger Activity

Junior Ranger Activities held every Saturdays at 2:00 at the Visitor Center

Recent Bird Sightings

View a full list of current sightings here

 

 


Watch Scenic Park Video

Photograph of Patagonia Lake State Park
Rent a canoe or a rowboat for the day, or bring your own boat and enjoy Patagonia Lake State Park.

Tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Arizona is a hidden treasure. Patagonia Lake State Park was established in 1975 as a state park and is an ideal place to find whitetail deer roaming the hills and great blue herons walking the shoreline. The campground overlooks a 265-acre man-made lake where anglers catch crappie, bass, bluegill, and catfish. Trout is stocked every three weeks from October through March. The tracks of the New Mexico/Arizona railroad lie beneath the lake and remnants of the old historic line may be found at the Nature Conservancy in Patagonia. Hikers can stroll along the beautiful creek trail and see a variety of birds such as the canyon towhee, Inca dove, vermilion flycatcher, black vulture, and several species of hummingbirds.

The park offers a beach, picnic area with ramadas, tables & grills, a creek trail, boat ramps, a marina, and the Lakeside Market (telephone 520-287-5545). There is a campground, boat-in camp sites, restrooms, showers, and a dump station. The Lakeside Market offers boat rentals, fishing licenses, bait, ice, and more.

At two and a half miles long and 250 surface acres, Patagonia Lake State Park is popular for a variety of recreational activities, including water skiing, fishing, camping, picnicking, and hiking. Please note: Personal Water Craft (PWCs), jet-skis, waterbikes, above-water exhausts boats, and V-8 jet boats are all prohibited.


On March 24, 2014, Rich Stachel of Tucson caught this 56.2 lbs. Flathead Catfish at Patagonia Lake while fishing for bass with a jig.

Created by the damming of Sonoita Creek, the lake is habitat for bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish, and is stocked with rainbow trout during the winter. For anglers' sake, the east half of the lake is designated a no wake area. A handicap fishing dock is located at the marina and behind the Sonoita Creek visitor center. Because the lake attracts a multitude of water sports enthusiasts during summer months, water skiing or towing a recreational device is prohibited on weekends and holidays from May 1 through September 31st.

Camping ranges from undeveloped spots to sites with water and electric hookups. Park conveniences include picnic ramadas, a swimming beach, and a marina store with boat rentals. Entry to the park is allowed from 4 am until 10 pm and access is from State Route 82 between Patagonia and Nogales. Park conveniences include picnic ramadas, a swimming beach, and a marina store with boat rentals.

Park & Natural AreaPatagonia Lake State Park and the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area are located next to each other in Patagonia, Arizona. The Natural Area conserves the land in its natural state, so you won’t find restrooms or modern camping facilities in the Natural Area.

Use Patagonia Lake State Park as your base camp to enjoy the hiking, horseback riding, and natural surroundings of the Sonoita Creek area. Please practice “Leave No Trace” ethics.


                      


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