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Parker Canyon Lake, Sierra Vista

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#126 of 181 in Nature in Arizona
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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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  • We had a great time. The shore line is rocky and steep around the store and marina. We rented a paddle boat had a blast. There is a lot of plant life in the water but found a few spots were we... 
    We had a great time. The shore line is rocky and steep around the store and marina. We rented a paddle boat had a blast. There is a lot of plant life in the water but found a few spots were we...  more »
  • 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... 
    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
    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 »
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  • Long way to go for nothing special
  • Love this place nice and peaceful to hike, camp, fish, just nice to spend the day there love it!!!
  • Quiet on off day camping.
  • Beautiful is all I can say, worth the drive
  • Kids had a great time

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