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Patagonia, Arizona

Patagonia Lake State Park

Patagonia, Arizona



Patagonia, Arizona
Phone: (520) 287-6965

Sites: 107
Recent Rate: $25 8/2016

Latitude: 31.493150439927
Longitude: -110.85443143177

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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35 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for a week in a 5th wheel. This is a very crowded park and is nearly always full on the weekends. Water and electric only. Dump station on premises. Great for birding and hiking. The vegetation is severely overgrown. I had to climb on top of my trailer and trim my way into my site which was horribly off level side to side, by more than 6 inches. Took me over an hour to hook up to leave the park because of the site being so far off level. Then I had to go down and turn around in a small turnaround. Again the trees and bushes were overhanging the road and I had to trim my way out. We had to put up with five connected sites having an outdoor football party with four TVs setup blasting all day long with the associated drinking and swearing for four days. Upon leaving the ranger said they didn't know about it. Really?

If you arrive after dark good luck finding your site as there is virtually no signage to direct you. I will not return to this park. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
34
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We were very close to the lake but away from the beach, so our dog could swim in the lake. Dogs aren't allowed on the beach. It's quieter away from the beach area and more private also. We stayed 3 nights. Our site was asphalt, spacious, had some shade, and included a fire ring and picnic table. Great hiking available. There is a trail at the end of the lake for hiking and bird watching. There were some free range cattle in the area of the trail with a big bull that appeared a bit bothered by our presence. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Smokey campfires. Noisy campers. Good hikes. Birding. Nice showers. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Great birding at the right time of year. Boaters and family campers don't seem to mix well with birders.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

As someone else said, this is an OK state park. Unfortunately, a lot of the spots are not big enough for larger rigs, but my 32' C was OK if I parked it slightly at an angle. A problem is that there is really very little view of the lake from campsites because of the small trees and shrubs that obscure your view. It would be nice to trim them a bit. My site also had the picnic table down about 10 stairs behind the site, which would be a problem if you wanted to spend much time eating or around the campfire down there. Also, the "market" had only snacks, no bread or milk or other essentials. Verizon voice and data were OK in the east end of the park, but not so good on the west end. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
18
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Not much around the park. Nogales is about 12 miles away and had a Walmart, but the nearest town with many stores is Green Valley, about 60 miles away.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 20

Date of Stay: February, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful park, great location for bird watching. The $5/person fee for the park ranger boat tour is well worth the fee, lots of knowledge shared, etc.
Compared to other AZ state parks that we have stayed in, this one is a LOT more heavily treed which is a little more difficult for big rigs.
The east campground loop is more spacious and sites more spread out than the west campground, but also somewhat smaller site. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Site Details

Site Number
East Campground - 36
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

No nearby shopping, come well stocked.

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Review Count: 127
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice campground on the lake. At $27 for electric & water it seemed a bit spendy, but there don't seem to be many options around here. The restroom/shower building is modern and clean and the grounds are well-kept. Lots of birding around here, although spring might be better than winter which is a bit slow. The store and marina are closed and supposedly being taken over by some concessionaires soon that also want to change the east campground into a bunch of cabins per the ranger at the gate. Not sure what king of "state" park THAT will be. No wi-fi and Verizon was a bit on the weak side but worked ok for data. The sites all vary in length, width, and level so if you have a choice, check them out. Probably won't be back this way, but if so I'd stay again. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an OK state park tucked into the hills next to a large lake. It has fishing, a boat launch, boat rentals, kayak rentals, etc., as well a large day use area with a beach. Though it was very quiet when we stayed, I imagine with all those amenities it gets quite crowded on warm weekends. We found one nice hike, but nothing right out of the campground. The bathrooms were clean, if a bit tired. The ranger who checked us in was not very friendly, nor was the woman working at the store. The sites are all paved and very close together, but there are lots of trees around. I read all the reviews I could find on this campground, and I think every one of them said their site was not level. Sites 3, 4, 5 are pull-throughs, but I can't even imaging trying to get level on any of them from looking at them. We had site 37 and using 3 legos were still not level. As I walked the campground, I think every camper was using some leveling. We had no AT&T service (OK, truth be told, I would randomly get 1 bar for about a minute at a time). I think if I had small children, this would be a fun park for a weekend get-away, but not for us. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very spacious sites, most fairly level, others less-so. Sites are situated so that you are not looking into your neighbor's RV and vice-versa. Sites are paved, as are roads. Modern bathrooms and showers, very clean. Park is generally well-maintained. Market store with good range of food, etc. Boats available for rent. Electric and water worked well, good setup for the dump (no sewer hookups). A very nice, scenic park with lots of walking and bird-watching opportunities within the park and nearby. They said Verizon works, and I did get some very minimal AT&T phone and cellular data/mail service occasionally. A very pleasant campground. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C26
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 50

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has been significantly upgraded since our last visit several years ago. Now all RV sites have 50 amp electric and water hook-ups. The more popular campground is the east campground as opposed to the west campground. The east is a little more removed from the action. Just a caution, do not go for site 35 or 36. There is no way to tell when making reservations, but these are double (buddy) sites. We booked it not knowing this and changed, with a penalty, otherwise we would have been about 6 feet from someone we did not know, nor want to know. The campgrounds are fairly well spaced, but many are very unlevel, and you cannot really tell when making reservations how level or unlevel the site is. This is a birders paradise, and the reason for many campers visit. There is great hiking just outside the park at Sonoita Creek Natural Area. There is a big problem with cows and their waste since Arizona has an open range policy and the park does little or nothing to keep the cattle out. You do need a free permit that you obtain from the park Visitor Center. We found everyone, volunteers and staff, to be very helpful and friendly. Most of our visit the park was not crowded and we had no problem with our utilities. However, during the Christmas holidays the park was much more crowded and the voltage went down low enough that our electrical management system shut down the power. I suspect that, in the summer, when the park is very busy and everyone is using their air conditioning, that voltage drop could be a big problem. We had no problems with satellite since there are few trees. With Verizon we had poor 3g data and poor voice, even with our booster. We stayed at the park for our two week limit and will definitely visit again. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Patagonia has an amazing variety of services for a town their size. There is a great coffee shop (Gathering Grounds) and eclectic grocery store (Red Mountain). The library is great with good WiFi and is free.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The winter volunteers (all boat and bird tours and family programs cease in mid-April when the Visitor Center closes) are a welcoming and knowledgeable group that make the camping experience pleasantly memorable. The park is very busy with families camping, fishing and boating. I gave it a 7 because the majority of the campsites are not level and require multiple lego blocks to approach any kind of level state. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Another one of those great Arizona State Parks. This one has spaces scattered around the edges of a lake/reservoir, in mesquite, juniper, and cottonwood trees. There are extensive hiking paths, boats and canoes for rent, and guided boat tours of the lake. Most of the sites have shade. There are many restroom blocks. Ours was always clean and functional; although, the floor needed repainting. All the restroom necessities like paper, hand drier, soap, shower soap dish and clothes hooks, etc were present. There is no curtain between the shower stall and dressing area; since the water comes out of a non-adjustable nozzle with the approximate force of a fire hose, make sure you put your towel and dry clothes out of the over spray area, and protect any sensitive body areas! There is even a foot-washing basin, but no outside sink for dish washing. The staffer we usually encountered was helpful, efficient, and a bit of a kidder. I was again amazed at how quiet and courteous most of the campers were. Patagonia Lake, like the other Arizona State Campgrounds we’ve stayed in this year, is very quiet and relaxing. The birding is excellent. Be aware that there is a campground store and gas station, with pretty high prices, but for any shopping you will probably have to drive about 15 miles to Patagonia, or 30 miles to Rio Rico. There are a coffee house (Gathering Grounds), a great little bakery (the Oven) and an eclectic/organic foods mart (Red Mountain) in Patagonia. There are big stores and cheaper prices in Rio Rico. We would very definitely return to this campground. We paid $25 per night for four nights. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 145
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place. Paved roads and paved sites reasonably flat but there are some on the side of a hill. Go to the web site and look at the picture and dimensions before you book a site. Reservations are recommended for weekends and pretty much from March through the summer season. It's the only body of water around this part. There's lots of nice hiking and if you want to paddle around it's a nice lake for that because most of the power boats here are here for the fishing. Verizon MiFi works well when the park isn't too crowded but gets very slow when all the sites are full. Showers had plenty of hot water and good pressure, the only downside is their industrial type shower head. It's a nice place and we'd stay here again. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice state park--we have been to 6 of 11 with camping. We stayed in the west campground with a view of the lake. New beach with sand is almost finished. Enjoyed the birding trail and exploring the Sonoita preserve. Plan to return in May for the Mariachi festival and will stay in the east campground for a change. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Great Park. Fairly close to the City of Patagonia. No over the air TV available. Well maintained, clean. You may need reservations on a weekend--the park was close to full when we were there on a weekday. Good for pets. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Grand birding park what with riparian and lake and high country areas. Beautiful lake with some sites that can only be reached by boat. Well maintained with paved sites (some hills) so check web site for views and information. Web site is user friendly. Surprise is that southern Arizona is a winery area with a number of nice ones in or near Sonorita. Will definitely be back again to this park. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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