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 August 14th, 2015

Hot weekend in the city makes for a great time to come to the lake and get in the water. Here are our current boat rental rates. See you all soon! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday July 26th, 2015

Summer 2015 Patagonia Marina
The summer of 2015 has been a blast so far! Check out this short video that recaps some of the great times and beautiful scenery people are enjoying at Patagonia Lake. We made this short video as we continue to work on a video series that will highlight each boat-access only camp site. Please note that operating a UAV within the park requires SPECIAL PERMISSION from Arizona State Parks. Enjoy!
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Sunday July 26th, 2015

Hey Friends! Pat's Surf Shop is now open on Saturdays! We are renting SUPs (Stand Up Paddle-boards) and Kayaks at the beach area for only $25.00 per hour! Thanks to everyone who made our first day a success as the boards and boats were on the water most of the day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday July 9th, 2015

Why did the Ornate cross the road?
About five miles away from Patagonia Lake I noticed a "rock" in the center of road that looked too round on top and flat on the bottom. Turned out to be an elusive Arizona Ornate Box Turtle. This guy needed a little help to cross the road safely. The monsoon season can bring out some of the best parts of the Sonoran Desert. It was a real treat to see this male Ornate as most folks will never see one of these alive in the wild. So watch out for pedestrians on your next trip down to the lake, some are hard to spot.

To learn more about Ornate Box Turtles visit this page:http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/boxturtlewatch.shtml

Enjoy this short video of his safe release on the other side of the road. Cheers!
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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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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.