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Apr 6, 2011 - Patagonia Lake State Park, AZ

Sunday, April 3, 2011. Moved west into Patagonia Lake State Park. Another gem of a park although over run by locals from Nogales to Tuscon on the weekends. A large family group of them, camped next to us celebrating a young man's 6th birthday, invited us to join them for a piece of birthday cake. We accepted and were made very welcome with the kids assisting in any language problems. It seemed odd listening to the parents all speaking Spanish and the kids playing away in perfect English. Brenda has her feeders slung from every tree and...

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Jan 29, 2011 - Patagonia Lake State Park, Arizona

Patagonia Lake State Park is one of our all-time favorite places. Our love affair began in November 2006 when we volunteered at Sonoita Creek State Natural Area, a subunit of the state park. We come back to renew friendships with our fellow volunteers, to hike in the natural area and its beautiful views, and to enjoy the large numbers and varieties of birds that can be found here. Arizona, perhaps even more than other states, is in dire financial trouble. As a result, a number of state parks have been closed and others have been cut back...

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Feb 4, 2009 - Patagonia Lake State Park

We were fortunate to make our way here early in the week (Wednesday) and to arrive early in the day (11:00 am) as the park is busy at this time of year. There were only two serviced sites left when we arrived and we would have been out of luck had we arrived an hour later. A good number of unserviced sites would have met our needs had the preferred alternative not been available. A variety of activities are available here including those associated with use of the lake. Interestingly we opted to participate in land based activities and...

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Feb 5, 2008 - Day 3: Patagonia Lake SP, Patons, and San Pedro House

The sky looked like one would expect here in southeast Arizona, it DID NOT, however, feel like SE Arizona!! The high was only in the 40’s. The heavy frost here at Tombstone Territories painted the desert soil white and the desert sky-island mountains looked nice in their blanket of fresh snow. We disconnected the water hose last night so as to drain the hose. Unfortunately, we could not reconnect to the water supply for breakfast, as the campground water tap was frozen. We decided that the higher mountain hiking/birding areas were best...

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