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Parker Canyon Lake, Sierra Vista

#126 of 183 in Nature in Arizona
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Parker Canyon Lake is located in southeastern Arizona, 28 miles (45 km) southwest of Sierra Vista around the Huachuca Mountains and about 5 miles (8.0 km) north of the border with Mexico. The lake is a reservoir formed by a dam in Parker Canyon in the south end of the Canelo Hills in southwestern Cochise County. Parker Canyon is a tributary to the Santa Cruz River in the San Rafael Valley. The facilities are maintained by Coronado National Forest division of the USDA Forest Service.

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  • The road from Sonoita to here is 28 miles; it’s curvy and narrow. But once you’re at the lake, the drive is worth it. The lake is beautifully situated among hills and mountains. A 5 mile trail...  more »
  • Went to Parker Canyon Lake 20/2/20 and rented a single seat kayak. $25 for 2 hrs. which I felt was very reasonable. The young man helping me was very nice and explained everything for me. It was very....  more »
  • I don't know why those people were lying about the cost. It is $8 for a day, and $10 to camp. And free if you have a 'America the Beautiful' card. Maybe they were trying to drive folks away. Had a...  more »
  • Beautiful lake. Roads to it need improvement. Shoreline picnic areas need to be established.
  • Beautiful place, great drive out.
  • Beautiful Lake! Just too far out and no camping.
  • Beautiful place for relaxation quiet and we love it there
  • It was beautiful and has campground, and paddle boats etc.

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