[Source: Phoenix Arizona Relocation Guide By West USA Realty and Carl Chapman] — Patagonia Lake State Park encompasses a 275-acre reservoir that is the perfect backdrop for hiking, fishing, water skiing, camping, and picnicking. The lake was created by damming up Sonoita Creek and is 2.5 miles long. It is tucked into the rolling grasslands of Sonoita Valley. The Arizona State Parks Department manages the State Park. The park is at an elevation of 4,000 feet, making the climate ideal all year round. Although, the best times to make your visit is in the spring or fall. Fishermen will enjoy dropping their line in search of largemouth bass, channel catfish, crappie or bluegill.
You will find rainbow trout in the winter, when they are released into the lake. There is a no wake area designated on the lake for fishing. A marina is available, along with a level fishing pad for wheelchairs. Hiking trails circle the lake. You should find a ranger, who can point out where you can see the petroglyphs on the far side of the lake. You can get to the petroglyphs by hiking or by boat. Campers will enjoy the lake too. [Note: to read the full article, click here.]