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    Lake Patagonia

    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.

    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, and is stocked with rainbow trout during the winter. For anglers' sake, the east half of the lake is designated a no wake area. Fishing docks for handicapped anglers is located at the Patagonia Marina and behind the Sonoita Creek visitor center. Because the lake attracts a multitude of water sports enthusiasts during summer months, water skiing and jet skiing are prohibited on weekends and holidays from May 1 through September 31st. Camping ranges from developed spots to sites with water and electric hookups. Park conveniences include picnic ramadas, a swimming beach, a store and gift shop and a marina with boat rentals. Entry to the park is allowed from 4:00am until 11:00pm and access is from State Route 82 between Patagonia and Nogales.

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    Patagonia Lake Campground


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     The Patagonia Lake campground has 72 developed, 34 hook-ups and 12 boat access sites, restrooms, showers and dump station.  RV size limit is 35 feet

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    Day Use

    Day use activities at Patagonia Lake State Park include several beaches, a picnic area with ramadas, tables and grills, and a fishing pad (handicapped accessible)



    Lakeside Market and Gift Shop

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    The new and improved "Lakeside Market", located right in the park, reopened under new management on December 27, 2003.  The store carries food and snack items, beverages, beer and wine, souvenirs, clothing, and camping gear.  New this year will be ready to eat foods, including fresh-brewed coffee, fountain drinks, deli items, and hot dogs



    Patagonia Marina and Boat Rental

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    The Patagonia Marina reopened under new management on December 27, 2003.  The marina will continue to provide boat rentals (rowboats, canoes, peddle boats) 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 food items at the marina -- you can obtain these just a few yards up the hill at the Lakeside Market