The guided bird walks will start on Friday, November 1st at 8:30 am. and boat tours start on Saturday, November 2nd.

Facility Information

Visitor Center/Entrance Station

The Visitor Center is located within Patagonia Lake State Park.

The park has an automatic entrance gate that closes at 10 p.m. and no entry is allowed until it opens again at 4 a.m. 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.

Park Store and Marina

The market is operated by the park concessionaire and is located in the boat trailer parking lot. They sell fishing licenses, firewood, grocery items, ice cream, soda, beer and wine and other camping supplies. You can contact the Market at (520) 287-5545. Boat rentals are available at the Patagonia Lake Marina, please contact the marina at (520) 287-2804 for reservations and information. Hours vary by season.

Picnic Areas/Shelters

Numerous picnic tables and ramadas are located at the beach and 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 park entry fees per vehicle. There are no group camping areas available.

Camping & RV Sites

Site reservations are available by calling the Reservation Center at 877-MY-PARKS. You can call seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST. You may also reserve campsites online.

105 developed campsites with a picnic table, a fire-ring/grill, and parking for two vehicles. Select sites also have a ramada. 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 p.m. – 8 a.m. There are also two 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.

There will be an additional per night fee for second vehicles. The fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. The 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-in Camping Sites

12 boat-in campsites are available. 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 p.m. – 8 a.m. You may reserve boat-in sites online.

For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions

Dump Station

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


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


Two restrooms with shower/flush toilet facilities and three restrooms with flush toilet facilities. All restrooms are handicap accessible.

Wildlife Viewing

An abundance of birds and animals can be seen around the park. Download the bird list  to learn more. Also, check out the wildlife viewing opportunities found within the park.

Park Rules

Please familiarize yourself with the park rules and help us preserve this irreplaceable resource.

  • Littering is unlawful
  • No glass containers or pets are allowed on the beach.
  • Keep pets on a 6 ft. leash and do not leave unattended. Pick up after your pets.
  • Campfires must be attended and are allowed only in approved fire rings. Wood gathering is not permitted.
  • Generators are not permitted.
  • All vehicles must remain on paved surfaces.
  • Quiet hours are 9 p.m. until 8 a.m.
  • Day-use hours are from 4 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  • Park entrance gate opens at 4 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
  • Damaging or removing the natural rocks, vegetation or public property is prohibited.
  • Personal Watercraft (jet skis) and above-water-exhausted boats (jet boats) are prohibited on the lake.
  • "No Wake Zone" speed on east half of lake. All boat traffic is counterclockwise.
  • Waterskiing and towing not allowed on weekends and holidays May 1st through September 30th.
  • Boaters should familiarize themselves with all Arizona watercraft rules and regulations.
  • Camping only permitted in designated sites with a maximum of six adults and no more than 12 people per site.
  • Check out time is 12 noon. Check-in time is at 2 p.m.
  • Contact ranger residence, or call 911 for after-hour emergencies.

Agency Rules & Regulations