Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona (2014)

"Our stay at this top-rated state park was way too brief because we couldn’t get our site through the weekend. we hiked from the campground and kayaked from our site."


Site #16, this site has water & electric, dump station nearby, 72 sites, 3750 ft elevation. Apr. 8th - 11th.

Overall Experience: smile

Additional Info: Patagonia Lake State Park is a beautiful and popular recreational area located in southern Arizona, about 12 miles north of the town of Nogales. The park is situated around a 265-acre lake that was created by damming Sonoita Creek, and it offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy.

One of the main draws of the park is the lake itself, which is popular for fishing, boating, and swimming. The lake is stocked with a variety of fish species, including rainbow trout, largemouth bass, and channel catfish, and there is a boat ramp and rental service available for those who want to explore the lake by boat.

In addition to water activities, Patagonia Lake State Park has several hiking trails that offer beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, javelina, and a variety of bird species, making it a popular spot for birdwatching.

The surrounding area of Patagonia Lake State Park is also worth exploring. The town of Patagonia, located just a few miles from the park, is a quaint and charming community that is home to several art galleries, restaurants, and shops. The nearby Santa Rita Mountains offer great hiking opportunities, including the popular Mount Wrightson trail, which leads to the highest peak in the range.

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