In addition to fishing and
board sailing, the lake offers excellent
opportunities for birdwatching during the spring
waterfowl migration. For a special treat look for
white-faced ibises grazing in the shallows along
with the cinnamon teal, pintails and other ducks.
Bald eagles and osprey can also be seen in the area,
along with a number of species of hawks and
A graveled road to the lake and
graveled road that surrounds most of the lake
provides convenient access for most passenger
vehicles and bicycles. Rustic gravel and “two-track”
roads in the area offer some great opportunities to
mountain bike or walk out into the surrounding
juniper/ponderosa mixed forest for some wildlife
viewing and open spaces. The San Francisco Peaks
stand majestically on the horizon providing a grand
display of Arizona’s volcanic past.
singles unit sites (Ashurst), 25 sites (Forked
Pine), tables, fire rings, and cooking grills,
drinking water, toilets (vault and compost type),
Forked Pine toilets are barrier free, boat ramp on
the lake's west side.
Tents and motor homes
and trailers up to 35 feet are permitted at both
No utility hookups.
always be restrained or on a leash.
allowed in the campground.
Motorbikes may only
be used for entering or leaving campsite.
Location: About twenty miles
southeast of Flagstaff. Elevation is 7,000 feet.
Access: Drive south 19 miles from
Flagstaff on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road) then
east about 4 miles on Forest Road 82E.