Restrooms, showers and RV dump station are closed until further notice.


To learn more about the registration, usage, and what type of safety equipment you should bring, visit the Arizona Game and Fish watercraft information page as well as the boating safety page on our website to make sure you have everything you need before you hit the water.

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) 287-5545 for prices. Renting a boat for the day is a great way to see the beauty of this area from a different perspective. Anglers can also use the boats to troll for fish, or to access some of the better fishing areas of Patagonia Lake.

Pontoon Boat Tours - Seasonal (Oct.-April)

Join us for boat tours at tours at Patagonia Lake State Park and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area! Call for reservations at (520) 287-5545.

Pontoon Boat Tours are $7.00 per adult and $5.00 per child. Please meet at the Visitor Center for tours.

Saturday Tours

9:00 a.m. Avian Adventure Tour
10:15 a.m. Avian Adventure Tour
11:30 a.m. Discovery Tour
4:00 p.m. Twilight Tour (Saturdays only)





Sunday Tours

9:00 a.m. Avian Adventure Tour               
10:15 a.m. Avian Adventure Tour
11:30 a.m. Discovery Tour




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