Campsite Review Patagonia Campground

Campsite Review: Patagonia Campground

Campsite Review: Patagonia Campground is located at Patagonia Lake State Park located about twenty miles northeast of Nogales Arizona. It is west of State Route 82 and east of Interstate 19.

To get here when southbound on Interstate 19, exit on the West Mariposa Road exit eastbound, then turn south on Interstate 19B (business route). Then turn north on State Route 82. Turn left on Lake Patagonia Road, this leads to the campground.

Campsite Patagonia Lake State Park Arizona
Campsite Patagonia Lake State Park Arizona. As you can see, our site is quite unlevel we have about 8 inches of blocks under the front wheels.

This is a typical Campsite at Patagonia Lake State Park.

At the campground, there are two distinct areas known as the east campground and the west campground. Between the two campgrounds, there are 105 well-spaced sites with electricity & Water.

There are also 13 boat-in campsites for tents.

Patagonia Lake State Park is a very nice campground.


Website: Patagonia Lake State Park.

Address: 400 Patagonia Lake Rd, Nogales, AZ 85621

Link to Google Map for the area: Patagonia Lake State Park.

Phone Number: 520-466-3183

Reservations: 877-697-2757 AZ State Parks

Reservations are highly recommended for all weekends.

Dates stayed: February 18 – 21, 2019

Comfort: Temperatures were nice. High 50-degree range. Cold in the morning and pleasant for the rest of the day.

Elevation: 3750′

Season: Year-Round

Price Paid: $28.25/ night including reservation fees

Our Site: #23

Hook-ups: Electric & Water

Dump station: Yes

Restrooms: Yes

Shower: Yes

Laundry: No

Potable Water: Yes

Water to fill your RV storage tank: Yes

Cell service: Verizon – Good Signal / AT&T – Weak Signal


Campsite Review: Campsite Review: Patagonia Campground insider info:

The entire area will be extremely hot in the summer. Not as hot as Phoenix or Yuma but still very hot. Water play is a primary activity during the summer.

The west campground appears older and is obviously more congested. We liked our stay in the east campground.

We like the back-in sites in the east campground although there are four pull-through sites. The back-in sites are more open and have more width. All the sites have a slope problem, all sloping toward the lake.

At Patagonia Lake State Park there will not be any road noise or train noise.


The bonus here is the beauty of Patagonia Lake State Park. Views are from every site. The road continues past the campground and group sites to the sunset day-use area.

Fishing and birding are primary activities at the park. This is one of the few pages you could spot an Elegant Trogon — we didn’t see one and this is an Arizona State Parks picture. While we were there, taking a hike, the rangers were out looking to spot this bird. Most sightings are in the campground.

Elegant Trogon
Elegant Trogon


If you tow a car, make sure to tow the car into the campground, otherwise, there is a second vehicle charge for your tow vehicle.

Don’t show up after 10 pm, the gate will be closed until 4 am when the fishing boats start arriving. If you fail to show up by noon the day following your reservation, you will forfeit your reservation without a refund.

No Jet-skis or jet boats. In the summer, water skiing is only allowed on non-holiday weekdays.

Quiet Hours start at 9 pm.

Layout & Satellite Views

Patagonia Campground Layout
Patagonia Campground Layout
Patagonia Campground Satllite View
Patagonia Campground Satllite View
Patagonia West Campground
Patagonia West Campground
Patagonia East Campground Layout
Patagonia East Campground Layout

That is our campsite review of the Patagonia Campground. Here is our link to our interactive map. Campsite Reviews

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