Patagonia Lake in southeast Arizona. Find out how to camp there and have a great adventure travel trip

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Patagonia Lake State Park is nestled in the hills of southeastern Arizona.  It is situated where the rolling, grassy hillsides of Sonoita gradually give way to the more rugged terrain of the Tumacacori Highlands.  Established in 1975 as a state park, it is an ideal place to see native flora and fauna.

Lake Patagonia is 2.5 miles long and is a 250-acre lake.  The park offers a beach for swimmers and a picnic area with tables, grills and shade ramadas.  The lake has a marina with boat ramps.  Visitors enjoy kayaking, water skiing, tubing, and other water sports.  You can save money on water tubes by clicking here.

The lake is stocked in the winter with rainbow trout.  Anglers also enjoy largemouth bass, flathead and channel catfish, crappie, bluegill, and sunfish.

Sonoita Creek Natural Area is located in the park downstream from Lake Patagonia along the lower Sonoita Creek.  The area supports rare plant species and a high diversity of birds and other wildlife.  The federally endangered Gila topminnow is a rare native fish that thrives in Sonoita Creek and its tributaries.  

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the 20 miles of hiking trails and 8 miles of trails shared with horseback riders.

The park features campsites with 20/30 amp and 50 amp voltage.  If you’re interested in renting an RV, Green Vacation Deals recommends RVshare.

There are also nonelectric campsites.  If you’re interested in buying a tent a tipi or camping cookware, Green Vacation Deals can share ways to save money on this.