Only propane fires are permitted in the park.

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.

Bird Walks
Explore the wonderful world of birds that live around Patagonia Lake! From turkey vultures to tanagers, Patagonia Lake sports a wide variety of bird species waiting to be rediscovered. So bring your binoculars, bird books, sturdy hiking shoes, and plenty of water.

Rangers will lead bird walks as listed on the park's events page. Participants meet at the Birding Trailhead. For more information or to pre-register, call (520) 287-2791.

Download a list of birds recently spotted in Patagonia Lake State Park and Sonoita Creek State Natural Area.