DAY TRIP : Patagonia Lake State Park

lake patagonia | DAY TRIP : Patagonia Lake State Park

To hot? Too busy? Too much TV? Get away to the water at Patagonia Lake State Park.

Located in Southeastern Arizona in tiny town Patagonia, the park offers a campground, a 265-acre manmade lake, and picnicking areas.

Find it on the map at 400 Patagonia Lake Road, Patagonia, AZ 85624.

  • GIFT SHOP: Yes
  • SWIMMING POOL: No - but there is a swimming beach
  • DAY USE FEE: $10/vehicle with 4 adults or $3.00/individual
  • OVERNIGHT CAMPING FEE: $17 non-electric; $25 electric

CAMPING - Pitch a tent or choose a W/E hook-up for your recreational vehicle. Each developed campsite has a picnic table, fire ring, 20/30/50 electric, and parking for two vehicles. Rate is $25/night. Reserve online or call (520) 586-2283.

BOATING - 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.

WATER-SKIING - 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.

FISHING - Large mouth bass, flathead catfish, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, red ear, and green ear sunfish maintain healthy populations. Rainbow trout are stocked in the winter months only. Fishing licenses can be purchased at the concession in the park.

HIKING - Patagonia Lake offers a .5-mile hiking trail that leads to Sonoita Creek and is a very popular birding area.

PICNICKING - There are numerous picnic tables - with and without ramada covering.

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