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Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $35.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $25.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: February, 2014 - $25.00
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.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $26.00
This is one of our favorite parks. We've been here 3 times now. The park is kept very neat and the birding is fantastic. We were in site#11 and it is Way off level. We needed 4 blocks to get close. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $25.00
The only negative is lack of sewer hookups, but there is a dump station. We stayed in pull through site #5 and it was quite unlevel. (Something that was NOT depicted in the website photo.) After leveling though, it seemed to be the best site in the park! It was on a slight hill, and more private than most, with a view of the lake and surrounding hills. If we had slides on both sides of our rig, we might not have fit. Also, there is a steep driveway to the site. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $25.00
We absolutely love this CG and have stayed here several times. The sites, restroom and showers are always clean. We only wish they had sewer hook-ups at each site. The online reservation system is fantastic and allows you to see a picture of the specific site, the driveway length and type of hook-up. Be aware that many of the "back-in" sites are fairly short and may not accommodate a very large TT or 5'r and the tow vehicle. We prefer staying on the "East" campgrounds as they are a bit quieter. There is a nice store at the marina with a good stock of supplies. If they don't have it, the drive into town nice and easy. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $26.00
Another beautiful Arizona State Park. Some sites are difficult to get in with a big RV, some pull-through sites are steep. Not a lot to do if you don't have a boat, but there are some hiking trails. Clean restrooms/showers. Stayed 5 nights & would stay again if in the area. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $25.00
Very nice state park. Lots of things to do here. All kinds of boat rentals; a general store, marina store, newer clean restrooms and large private shower room (east side). Great for boating, fishing and bird watching. Small cutesy town of Patagonia is near by, as is Nogales. We stayed on the east side comprising sites 1-37. Recommend the following sites as they are very roomy: 1-2,6-9,14,19-37. Sites 3,4,and 5 are very private and on a hillside. Getting level may be a problem. Sites 15-18 are small and the picnic table is on a lower level. Not much of a lake view anywhere because of all the bushes along the shoreline. Sites on the West side are very small and closer together. $5 fee for reservations brought our one night stay to $30. You might need reservations on weekends, all year. Entrance sign said "Campground Full" but there were a few sites available. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $25.00
Nice, quiet state park with paved electric sites, a pretty lake with very neat arched walkway over the fishing bay, and great off-road trails around the area to explore the Patagonia mountains. Verizon signal is great...until you come over the last hill and into the state park (where it then is lost). Fortunately, if you have a cell signal booster, you can get it back again from the campground sites. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Motorhome.Undo
Date of Stay: January, 2011 - $25.00
Patagonia Lake is a fantastic park. Sites are mostly flat. Lots of nice shade trees, and views. The lower sites seem closer together and less private. A well taken care of park with a beautiful lake and lots of birds and wildlife. The only negative is that like other AZ State Parks, there are no sewer hookups. It is close to the border but we did not see any indications of border issues while in the park, and it feels secure. We look forward to visiting again. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.Undo
Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
A great park, heaven for birders. Lovely ambiance and natural setting. Half of the park is closed for electrical upgrade and the second half is closing in a few weeks. They have guided bird walks many days of the week with really knowledgeable volunteers. This would be a 10 if they had sewer connections. We will definitely return. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
Date of Stay: March, 2011 - $25.00
They are putting electric and water in so half of the campground is closed. That's the good part! I don't know how many people are allowed in one site, but it seems to be unlimited. This was the worst campground I have ever stayed in. There were multiple tents and campers in one space. On the Friday night we stayed, seems the "ranger" was gone that night. People were up all night partying, my husband finally asked people to quiet down at 5:30 A.M. and the people threatened to beat him up. There were people partying everywhere. Saturday, the ranger returned but was still unable to keep things quiet until almost 11 pm that night. Music was played so loud that things were vibrating in our camper. Garbage was over flowing and people were yelling and screaming until all hours. We went to the camp store and that was nice. I did not feel safe here and will obviously not return. I have camped in state parks all over this state and all over this country and this is one of the worst when it comes to controlling other campers that I have ever seen. So if you are 16-25 years old and want to party, come here, if you come here to relax and have a nice time, don't bother. Either they are under-staffed when it comes to rangers, or the rangers are under-qualified. We camped at Patagonia Lake State Park in a Fifth Wheel.Undo
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