Patagonia State Park

Southern Arizona is full of wild wonder, and Patagonia Lake State park is an awesome spot to experience it! An abundance of birds and wildlife can be seen around the park and within the associated trails of Sonoita Creek.

There are a variety of sportfish species available for anglers in this 260 acre southern Arizona lake. Throughout the winter months, the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks the lake with rainbow trout, and during summer they switch their focus to channel catfish. These stockings supplement naturally reproducing populations of largemouth bass, bluegill, and crappie.

A 1.5 mile hike of moderate difficulty called the “Overlook Trail” is close to Patagonia Lake State Park and is a great way to see 360 degrees of spectacular scenery. Most of the trails are more remote and the shortest round trip hike to the creek is three miles on the Sonoita Creek Trail.

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  • Park & Facility Hours

    • Gates are closed from 10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.

    Ranger Station

    • April - October
      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Mon - Thu)
      7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Fri - Sat)
      7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (Sun)
    • November - March
      8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (daily)

    Visitor Center

    • Open Daily- 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Park Store

    • Hours vary by season

    Park Entrance Fee

    • Per vehicle (1-4 adults): $15-$20
    • Individual/bicycle: $3


    • Trails
    • Wildlife and Bird Watching
    • Fishing
    • Boating