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Parker Canyon Lake, Arizona

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#126 of 196 in Nature in Arizona
Parker Canyon Lake is located in southeastern Arizona, 28mi southwest of Sierra Vista around the Huachuca Mountains and about 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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  • Drove there to escape from the heat in Tucson. Beautiful drive and upon arrival hiked around the lake. Found some shade and had a picnic. The lake is more for fishing and not swimming. We walked down ...  more »
  • Large lake where you can swim, rent floats, canoes, rowboats, fish. Very pretty location, and you can walk all the way around it on a relatively safe, scenic trail.  more »
  • We took a day trip out of Tucson with a friend to explore this lake and state park. After seeing the beautiful lake, the birding trail, the new cabins and the boats available to rent, we decided we mu...  more »
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  • My favorite place to escape for the weekend. Nice clean campgrounds, the vault toilets are actually maintained and are usually very clean. The lake is amazing. Boat canoe kayak and SUP rentals are available from the on-site concessioner. Perfect place for a family get away. Sites are first come first serve.
  • Perfect place to spend with loved one(s)! Peaceful and relaxing.
  • A beautiful place to get away from the Tucson heat. Needs more picnic tables under shade. Bring your own adult beverages as the lake store only sells worms and soda pop.
  • Really peaceful, quiet, and beautiful scenery. Paved road all the way.
  • I have been going here for years I love it!
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