Patagonia Lake Has Great Tucson Fishing
Tips On Patagonia Lake Fishing With Directions And Map
Patagonia Lake is the largest lake in the area and covers approximately 250 acres. It is about 2 1/2 miles long. Fishing and boating is the primary activity on the lake. However, there are many other recreational activities to enjoy. Camping, hiking, swimming and picnics are also enjoyed. Fish include Crappie, Bluegill, Bass and Catfish. The lake is stocked with Rainbow in the winter season.
Patagonia Lake allows water skiing and Jet skiing. Be advised that there are a number of restrictions. Also, the East half of the lake is a no wake zone.
Patagonia Lake is located South of Tucson and about 20 miles Northeast of Nogales. Take I-19, South (past Tubac) to BUS I-19/Grand Ave. (exit 8) to Highway 82 (Patagonia Hwy E). Take Highway 82 left (E) to Patagonia Lake Rd. turn left and its about 1.5 miles to the lake. The lake is open through out the year. There are boat ramps for your own boat or you can rent a boat if you choose.
The Patagonia Lake Visitor Center/Entrance Station is open all year except Christmas Day. Hours are from 8:30 am – 5 pm November through March. April through October hours are the same except on Fridays hours are 7 am – 10 pm.
The park has an automatic entrance gate that closes at 10 pm. Once closed no entry is allowed until it opens again at 4 am. All camping, day use and annual permits can be purchased here. A small lobby is available with various brochures describing surrounding areas and destinations. Maps are also sold here.
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