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Address: Patagonia, AZ
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This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for...

This beautiful lake has comfortable summer temperatures and is great for fishing and boating.

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real get away

They have been working on roads outside the park but the rest of the roads in suck. Don't take a trailer longer than 28' as the roads have blind switchbacks and some drivers... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
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Tucson, Arizona
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Tempe, Arizona
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385 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped here on a whim - so glad we did! The lake and surrounding area were absolutely beautiful! The lake is beautiful and popular with locals, but out of the way for most tourists. That makes it even better to get some relaxation without having EVERYBODY around you. It's not a 'close' lake...prepare to drive, and be prepared to pack... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

They have been working on roads outside the park but the rest of the roads in suck. Don't take a trailer longer than 28' as the roads have blind switchbacks and some drivers aren't nice. Plan to dry camp.

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Thank deployedtater
Tucson, Arizona
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97 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Just a one and a half to two hour drive south from Tucson via highway 83 and south through Sonoita, AZ, Parker canyon offers welcome respite from the desert heat in the summer. As you near Sonoita and south, keep your eyes peeled for Pronghorn antelope. During the winter, one often sees Bald Eagles or Peregrine Falcons, although I have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place to be around water which is pretty rear here. Also the rental place got ONE paddle board! Which was a pure lack for me, it pretty much made my day! I believe they will improve this type of water activity. This is perfect place for SUP! Aloha!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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151 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This United States Forest Service site is very well developed and maintained. There is plenty of paved parking, clean bathrooms, and a beautiful hiking trail all the way around the lake.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

TA has this listed as Patagonia, but the lake address is actually Elgin, AZ. This is a great little lake. My wife and I camp here often, and always have a great time. Cell phones barely get a signal here, which is what we look for when we need an escape. The campgrounds are clean, have bathrooms, and potable water... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We have driven up to PCL two times before, but this time during the week, me and my wife decided to do a day trip. Have a picnic, maybe some swimming, rent a boat. The problem was there website, does not reflect there hours and days of operation .As we looked at the website, last thursday it should of been... More 

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1 Thank Ken S
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

We visited this place and arrived later than we wanted to (around 3pm) on a Friday and it was very quiet. My girlfriend was very sad when we got there because we could only stay a few hours. She fell in love with the area. The camping looked beautiful and the groups were so nice with the little trees. We... More 

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Rocksprings, Texas
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93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I rode the bike out to Parker Canyon Lake via Hwy82 to Hwy83. The ride was a little bumpy but beautiful scenery. We had a picnic at the camp ground. The area was clean and there were plenty of tables available. Not many were in the shade but it was a cool day with a breeze so... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

We've stayed here twice, once on the campground's West Loop and once on the East Loop. The East loop has spacious spots and some have shade. It was a quiet relaxing weekend at the East Loop. This past weekend (March 22-24) we stayed at the West loop. The campground is set up so that each camper has space behind their... More 

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