The vibe at Patagonia Lake Campground
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Patagonia is only "isolated" in it's Location. The campground itself is quite compacted with sites, some too close to the septic field! But the Big Draw here is the lake which is the biggest around & has boat rentals & dockage. Fishing is good here so the park is very popular. Best bets are the primitive boat-in only sites dotted along the lake.
For beginner campers, this is great place to start. Campsites are pretty close together and there are restrooms nearby. BBQ grills surround each campsite and if you're lucky, so are friendly, fellow campers. If you're not so lucky, annoying, loud ones, haha. Finding sites with appropriate shading can be tricky so get out early to snag one if you plan on staying for more than a night. I'd suggest bringing a tarp for shade just in case you don't. The water is nice and refreshing and if you know someone with a boat, water skiing is always a blast! I've gone fishing and have never had bad luck catching at least a little, ol' blue gill.
Didn’t spend the night here. Pretty crowded campgrounds. As a vanlifer, I visit state parks to shower and refill water as a way to support the park systems. So my review is limited to day use. The lake was pretty! Enjoyed some time on the water kayaking with my dog. Facilities were nice as were all the people working there. We went during February, and all the snowbirds seemed to make up the majority of campers as we chatted with people around the park.
Lake front camping was great! But beware you will be camping very close to other people. We camped at site 104 and had a lot of RV's to our left but on our right we had 4 adults, 6 kids and 2 dogs. We rented a canoe from the marina for $35 for 2 hours. It was nice to paddle around the lake and see everything. Afterwords we "hit the beach" as my kids say. The next day was the annual Mariachi band festival with food trucks and wine tasting. Every campsite was booked and we had a good time on this busy weekend at the park. We will be back to try the boat-in only campsites so we won't be as close to other people.