Construction of a new parking lot, roadway improvements and preparation for new cabins is scheduled for 10/8/17 – mid-April 2018. All areas of the park will be affected by equipment noise during daylight hours, Mon-Fri. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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.


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 two 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 are located in the boat trailer parking lot.  Canoes, rowboats, paddle boats and pontoon boats are available for rent. Call the Patagonia Lake Marina at (520) 287-2804 for prices.

Pontoon Boat Tours

Join us for boat tours at tours at Patagonia Lake State Park and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! There will be three tours every Saturday and Sunday, plus a special twilight tour on Saturdays. Call the Visitor Center for reservations at (520) 287-2791.

Saturdays and Sundays

1st boat out at 9 am "Avian Tour"

2nd boat out at 10:15 am "Avian Tour"

3rd boat out at 11:30 am "Discovery Tour"

"Twilight Tour" only on Saturday.