Arizona June 05, 2019
The Secret Tropical Beach In Arizona Where The Water Is A Mesmerizing Blue
During the warmer months, we Arizonans are constantly searching for the nearest body of water to cool off in. Unfortunately, that means it’s hard to find a place that isn’t overrun with crowds all summer long. That’s where Patagonia Lake comes in — it’s a pristine oasis tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and you’ll want to take the whole family.
Pristine white sand gives way to breathtaking sapphire water on this 250-acre lake. The reservoir's sheer size makes it an ideal summer destination for families looking to beat the scorching desert temperatures.
Enjoy swimming, boating, and fishing surrounded by towering rocks, lush greenery, and cloudless summer blue skies. The opportunities for a jam-packed day of fun in the sun are endless.
An easy, half-mile trail leads to the beautiful Sonoita Creek. In addition to several rare bird species, hikers will also encounter wildlife such as whitetail deer and great blue herons.
Traverse this pedestrian bridge to see the water from a different perspective. Who knows what you'll discover with a bird's-eye view?
Canoes, rowboats, paddle boats, and pontoon boats are available for rent from the marina. Patagonia Lake is also known for its diverse and plentiful fish population, so feel free to cast a line out during your sail.
Crappie, bass, bluegill, catfish, and trout are the usual suspects. Even if you don't get a bite, any excuse to witness an Arizona sunset is time well-spent in our book.
Address: 400 Patagonia Lake Road, Nogales, AZ 85621. Park hours are 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
For more information, visit the lake’s
website or Facebook page.
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