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 [...]

 
 
 

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.