Patagonia Lake State Park Travel Guide

  • Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona
    Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona
    by jumpingnorman
  • Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona
    Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona
    by jumpingnorman
  • Wife enjoying the lake of Patagonia in Arizona
    Wife enjoying the lake of Patagonia in...
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Patagonia Lake State Park Things to Do

  • Take great photos at Patagonia Lake

    Patagonia reminds me of Argentina and the way to Antartica --- but here in Southern Arizona, you have a totally different Patagonia.We decided to drive from Tombstone to this place which was just an hour away. It is set in a place called the Mountain Empire, the town popping out on the scenic Highway 82. You will enter the State Park by driving...

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  • Open Range Cattle

    Parts of the park are on open range so you may see some free range cattle. The cows will be more afraid of you than you are of them; but watch out for the bulls.

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  • Picnic at Patagonia Lake

    There are several picnic areas throughout Patagonia Lake State Park. Here you can see one by the lake; one at the Visitor's Center; and one up the hill.

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  • Patagonia Lake Marina

    At the marina there is a boat ramp, boat tours of the lake, paddle and row boats for rent, and other activities. Or you can just stand on the bridge and watch the world go by.

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  • Visitor's Center

    Your first stop at the Patagonia Lake State Park should be the Visitor's Center where they can provide you with maps and information on how to best enjoy your visit. They also have a picnic area and nice views of the lake.

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  • Sonoita Creek

    Sonoita Creek feeds into Patagonia Lake. There is also a separate portion of the park called the Sonoita Creek Natural Area. It is worth a look too. Access is limited and you must get permission from the Patagonia Lake Visitor's Center prior to entry.

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Patagonia Lake State Park Shopping

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    by Basaic Written Apr 25, 2008

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    The Lakeside Market is basically a convenience store with some camping and hiking needs added. They also have a spicy sausage sandwich for 99 cents which is pretty tasty.

    Lakeside Market
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Camping

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Patagonia Lake State Park Warnings and Dangers

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    by Basaic Written Apr 25, 2008

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    Occasionally, there is someone who gets tempted to use the bridge as a high dive. Don't! The water is not that deep.

    Warning Sign
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    • National/State Park
    • Water Sports

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