Welcome to Patagonia Lake

Patagonia Lake is a beautiful lake nestled in the hills near Nogales, south of Tucson and is the centerpiece of Patagonia Lake State Park.   It is conveniently located near a number of top Arizona attractions, including Kartchner Caverns and Tombstone, Arizona.  The lake spans over 250 acres and is 2-1/2 miles long.  State Parks has a photo gallery here and we have a gallery here.

Boating & Fishing
 

Boating & Fishing

Fishing Large mouth bass, flathead catfish, channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, red ear and green ear sunfish maintain healthy populations in this 265-acre man-made lake. Rainbow trout are stocked in the winter months only. Fishing licenses […]

 
 
Patagonia Lake Campground
 

Patagonia Lake Campground

Patagonia Lake is popular for a variety of recreational activities, including camping, picnicking, water skiing, fishing, and hiking. Created by the damming of Sonoita Creek, the lake is habitat for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish, […]

 
 
Patagonia Marina and Boat Rental
 

Patagonia Marina and Boat Rental

The marina provides boat rentals as well as bait, fishing licenses and miscellaneous fishing and boating gear.  In an attempt to reduce traffic around the marina, Arizona State Parks has asked us not to sell […]

 
 
 
Day Use & Picnicking
 

Day Use & Picnicking

The park 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.  Hikers can stroll along the beautiful creek trail and see […]

 
 
Lakeside Market and Gift Shop
 

Lakeside Market and Gift Shop

The new and improved “Lakeside Market” is located right in the park.   The store carries food and snack items, beverages, beer and wine, souvenirs, clothing, and camping gear.  The store also carries a variety […]

 
 
 
Getting There
 

Getting There

Patagonia Lake SP is just off Highway 82 between Nogales and the town of Patagonia.   If is 15 miles from Nogales, 70 miles from Tucson and 190 miles from Phoenix. Arizona State Parks also […]

 
 
 

News

Friday July 3rd, 2015

We know your stoked to get soaked because you asked for it and now we have them! Just in time for 4th of July weekend, two Scott Burke 10.5 foot paddle broads have joined the Patagonia Marina rental fleet.
These slick H20 solo sleds rent for just $25.00 per hour with a $50.00 deposit. So slide on down and check them out this weekend.
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Tuesday June 30th, 2015

The Patagonia Lake Marina Crew getting schooled on all things boat safety related by Josh with Arizona Game and Fish. Wish I grabbed a better picture of our instructor, sorry Josh.
Thanks AZ Game and Fish for the class!
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Saturday June 27th, 2015

Patagonia Lake SP Store & Marina added 2 new photos.

Does catching rays all day and chasing rainbow on the way home sound good? Patagonia Lake State Park is the place and now is the time. The monsoons make for cooler afternoons and a sky only found in Arizona.
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Saturday June 27th, 2015

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Wednesday June 24th, 2015

Did you know Patagonia Lake has 13 boat-in campsites? Yes, you will need a boat to access these sites. No, you don't have to own a boat to camp here. We have a variety of rentals to accommodate most budgets that will get you on the water and to the boat-in campsites starting at just $65.00 per 24 hours.
In the next few weeks we will be highlighting each boat-in campsite in a post, sharing photos and posting some videos. So give us a LIKE and follow along as we explore some of Patagonia's best kept camping secrets!
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Saturday June 20th, 2015

Patagonia Lake SP Store & Marina added 2 new photos — at Patagonia Lake State Park.

Some of our guests are sea-faring Vikings who can teach us a thing or two about nautical nonsense, others just need a hand getting supplies over to the boat access camp grounds. We now offer supply drop-off/pick-up service for only $50.00.

Thanks to all our great customers for another safe and fun Saturday on the water at Patagonia Lake Marina!
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Wednesday May 20th, 2015

Patagonia Lake SP Store & Marina added 4 new photos — with Nathan Hudson.

The fishing is hot! Crappie are biting and the big Flatheads are coming up at night. Remember we offer overnight boat rentals to go big Cat hunting so come on down and good luck!

Congrats to:
Don Deland 1.90 lb Crappie
Nathan Hudson 2.22 lb Crappie
Eric Martinez and Imrran Bokhari - 41.82 lb Flathead
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Thursday April 2nd, 2015

Recent rains and the last trout stocking of the year make right now the perfect time to get down here and get on the water. We've got a great rental boat ready for you and the fishing is FANTASTIC! Thanks AZ Game and Fish for the 1800+ trout stocked March 31st. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday April 2nd, 2015

Congrats to Nathan M. who recently hauled in this 3.8 POUND BASS at Patagonia Lake! ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday March 13th, 2015

Fishin' is great at Patagonia Lake! Beautiful weather, great camping, modern restrooms with showers, full hook-up sites and RRM's jam-packed camp store along with our marina with a lot of boats to choose from. Join us and have a great time with your family! ... See MoreSee Less

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Information

For campground information, park hours, and the state park staff call (520) 287-6965

For boat rental and store information call 520-287-5545

 

Getting There

10 East to Hwy 83 South to Hwy 82. Hwy 82, 7 miles past the town of Patagonia.
Google Map

 

Operating Hours

The park is open 364 days a year (closed Christmas day).

Gate house hours:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fridays Apr-Oct

Access to park is closed:
10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.