Parker Canyon Lake, Arizona Hiking Trails Info, Map & More

Parker Canyon Lake, Arizona Hiking Trail Information

Directions

From Tucson, travel east on Interstate 10 to State Route 83 (exit 281) and turn south 50 miles through Sonoita to Parker Canyon Lake.

Activities

BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING

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Parker Canyon Lake

This medium-sized 132 acre lake is located in the  Canelo Hills west of the Huachuca Mountains. It offers a number of recreational possibilities for those willing to drive the long paved roads that lead to it. For those who like to fish, Parker Canyon Lake offers both cold and warm water species, including stocked rainbow trout and resident bass, sunfish, and catfish. To make landing those wily lunkers a bit easier, there is a fishing pier and a paved boat ramp at the lake, as well as a lakeside paved area and a graveled path along some of the best catfishing shoreline. There is also a concessionaire-operated country store at the lakeshore where you can pick up some last minute supplies, buy a fishing license, or rent a boat. Bird watchers and just plain nature lovers will also find much to enjoy at Parker Canyon Lake. A five mile trail leads around the shoreline never getting more than a few steps from the water. The Parker Lakeshore Trail offers excellent vantage points from which to enjoy the ducks and other waterfowl that are invariably bobbing on the lakes clear waters. Some of those points even have benches and interpretive signs. Bald eagles and osprey are regularly sighted in this area, as are spring warblers and hummingbirds in season. On the terrestrial side, Coues whitetail deer can frequently be seen browsing among the oaks and grasses that surround the lake and in the two campgrounds near its shores. Coatimundi, javelina, and roadrunners, three animals that are about as southwestern as you can get, make occasional appearances as well. Parking for vehicles, motor homes, boat trailers.

Fish Your National Forests: This site can be accessed by Passenger Car; Fish available include: Trout, Bass, Catfish, Panfish; Types of fishing available include: Motorized boat; Fishing pier and boat launch available

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