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Patagonia Lake Locator Map

Elevation 3,750 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(520) 287-6965
Patagonia Lake SP
400 Patagonia Lake Rd
Patagonia, AZ 85624


Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Group: Day Use Areas Camping Boat Camping Sites Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Equestrian Trails Fishing Swimming Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 12 miles

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Park's Speed Code: 4230#


Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $10-$15
Individual/Bicycle: $3

Camping Fees:
Non-Electric site: $17
Electric site: $25-$28
Cabana or Boat Site: $17-$20

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Patagonia Lake State Park

Patagonia Lake Now Offers 24/7 Online Campground Reservations!

Reserve a campground RV or tent site from the comfort of your home, anytime of day. Make online reservations More. Site reservations for this park are also available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site. Select sites are closed, see note below.

Family Campout Program

Family Campout ProgramFamily Campout ProgramFamily Campout ProgramThe Fall & Winter 2014 Family Campout Program is designed for families that have little or no experience camping. We will introduce you to the great experiences you can share with your family outdoors! You will learn how to set up a tent and an introduction to cooking outside, plus you will get to try some fun activities you can do while camping! Take a one weekend introductory adventure at one of 8 Arizona State Parks. Learn more about the program, see a list of other participating parks and dates, and start the registration process.

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Junior Ranger Activity

Pick up a Jr. Ranger Activity Book at the Ranger Station.

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Photograph of Patagonia Lake State Park
Rent a canoe or a rowboat for the day, or bring your own boat and enjoy Patagonia Lake State Park.

Tucked away in the rolling hills of southeastern Arizona is a hidden treasure. Patagonia Lake State Park was established in 1975 as a state park and is an ideal place to find whitetail deer roaming the hills and great blue herons walking the shoreline. The campground overlooks a 265-acre man-made lake where anglers catch crappie, bass, bluegill, and catfish. Trout is stocked every three weeks from October through March. The tracks of the New Mexico/Arizona railroad lie beneath the lake and remnants of the old historic line may be found at the Nature Conservancy in Patagonia. Hikers can stroll along the beautiful creek trail and see a variety of birds such as the canyon towhee, Inca dove, vermilion flycatcher, black vulture, and several species of hummingbirds.

The park offers a beach, picnic area with ramadas, tables & grills, a creek trail, boat ramps, a marina, and the Lakeside Market (telephone 520-287-5545). There is a campground, boat-in camp sites, restrooms, showers, and a dump station. The Lakeside Market offers boat rentals, fishing licenses, bait, ice, and more.

At two and a half miles long and 250 surface acres, Patagonia Lake State Park is popular for a variety of recreational activities, including water skiing, fishing, camping, picnicking, and hiking. Please note: Personal Water Craft (PWCs), jet-skis, waterbikes, above-water exhausts boats, and V-8 jet boats are all prohibited.

On March 24, 2014, Rich Stachel of Tucson caught this 56.2 lbs. Flathead Catfish at Patagonia Lake while fishing for bass with a jig.

Created by the damming of Sonoita Creek, the lake is habitat for bass, crappie, bluegill, and catfish, and is stocked with rainbow trout during the winter. For anglers' sake, the east half of the lake is designated a no wake area. A handicap fishing dock is located at the marina and behind the Sonoita Creek visitor center. Because the lake attracts a multitude of water sports enthusiasts during summer months, water skiing or towing a recreational device is prohibited on weekends and holidays from May 1 through September 31st.

Camping ranges from undeveloped spots to sites with water and electric hookups. Park conveniences include picnic ramadas, a swimming beach, and a marina store with boat rentals. Entry to the park is allowed from 4 am until 10 pm and access is from State Route 82 between Patagonia and Nogales. Park conveniences include picnic ramadas, a swimming beach, and a marina store with boat rentals.

Park & Natural AreaPatagonia Lake State Park and the Sonoita Creek State Natural Area are located next to each other in Patagonia, Arizona. The Natural Area conserves the land in its natural state, so you won’t find restrooms or modern camping facilities in the Natural Area.

Use Patagonia Lake State Park as your base camp to enjoy the hiking, horseback riding, and natural surroundings of the Sonoita Creek area. Please practice “Leave No Trace” ethics.

BIRD SIGHTINGS - March & April 2014
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck Mallard Gadwall Green-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler Blue-winged Teal Cinnamon Teal Lesser Scaup
Common Merganser Ruddy Duck Least Grebe Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe Neotropic Cormorant Double-crested Cormorant Black-crowned Night Heron
Green Heron Cattle Egret Snowy Egret Great Egret
Great Blue Heron White-faced Ibis Osprey Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture Cooper's Hawk Common Black Hawk Zone-tailed Hawk
Gray Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Ferruginous Hawk Virginia Rail
American Coot Killdeer Black-necked Stilt Red-necked Phalarope
Ring-billed Gull Mourning Dove Eurasian Collared Dove White-winged Dove
Common Ground Dove Inca Dove Western Screech Owl Broad-billed Hummingbird
Black-chinned Hummingbird Costa's Hummingbird Elegant Trogon Belted Kingfisher
Gilded Flicker Gila Woodpecker Northern Flicker Ladder-backed Woodpecker
Hammond's Flycatcher Gray Flycatcher Dusky Flycatcher Pacific-slope Flycatcher
No. Beardless Tyrannulet Black Phoebe Say's Phoebe Vermillion Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher Dusky-capped Flycatcher Hutton's Vireo Cassin's Kingbird
Bell's Vireo Plumbeous Vireo Warbling Vireo Cassin's Vireo
Chihuahan Raven Common Raven N. Rough-winged Swallow Barn Swallow
Bridled Titmouse Verdin Bewick’s Wren Marsh Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Eastern Bluebird Hermit Thrush Phainopepla
Orange-crowned Warbler Nashville Warbler Lucy's Warbler Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler Townsend's Warbler Yellow Warbler Wilson's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat Summer Tananger Abert's Towhee Rufous-winged Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow Black-throated Sparrow Lincoln's Sparrow Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow Northern Cardinal Pyrrhuloxia Lazuli Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird Great-tailed Grackle Bullock's Oriole House Finch
Pine Siskin Lesser Goldfinch House Sparrow  


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