Information on Patagonia Lake and popular for a variety of recreational activities, boat rentals, jet skis, waverunners, camping, picnicking, water skiing, fishing, and hiking. Created by the damming of Sonoita Creek, Patagoinia Lake is habitat for bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish, and is stocked with rainbow trout during the winter. For anglers' sake, the east half of the lake is designated a no wake area.
Fishing docks for handicapped anglers is located at the Patagonia Marina and behind the Sonoita Creek visitor center. Because the lake attracts a multitude of water sports enthusiasts during summer months, water skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, and jet skiing are prohibited on weekends and holidays from May 1 through September 31st. Camping ranges from developed spots to sites with water and electric hookups. Park conveniences include picnic ramadas, a swimming beach, a store and gift shop and a marina with boat rentals. Entry to the park is allowed from 4:00am until 11:00pm and access is from State Route 82 between Patagonia and Nogales.