Patagonia, Arizona

Patagonia Lake State Park

Patagonia, Arizona



Patagonia, Arizona
Phone: (520) 287-6965

Sites: 107
Recent Rate: $30 1/2015

Latitude: 31.4931504399271
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

Ratings overview

28 Reviews

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SW Rick

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

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.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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TheJim

Review Count: 246
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 19

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.

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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SunStar203

Review Count: 39
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

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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796ccjohnson

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

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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abarkl

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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pumper9x9

Review Count: 131
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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marsingbob

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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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Shire traveler

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: November, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Metamorphosis Road

Review Count: 88
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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stella fouche

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Clayhammer

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Chalet 22

Review Count: 50
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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WinnieViews

Review Count: 85
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Wandering Wishnies

Review Count: 322
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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