Peña Blanca Lake

Peña Blanca Lake offers year-round outdoor and water recreation. Surrounded by grassy hills, Peña Blanca Lake, near Nogales, AZ is the perfect outdoor retreat.

Located near Nogales, these 49 acres of Peña Blanca Canyon are filled with sparkling blue water, creating the perfect place to soak up some sun and relax in a beautiful setting.

History & Nature

Peña Blanca Lake was built in 1957 by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, and is available year-round for fun in the sun, though temperatures can be cool in the winter.

Things To Do

Located in the Pajarito Mountain foothills of Nogales, Arizona, the lake is surrounded by grassy, oak-dotted hills, some topped with bluffs of limestone. It’s no surprise that this is a very popular recreational area, considering its natural beauty and close proximity to both Nogales, Arizona and Mexico.

Hours & Pricing

For hours and pricing, please visit the website.

For More Information

Nogales Ranger District
303 Old Tucson Rd
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 281-2296

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