Canyon Lake Arizona

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Fishing Canyon Lake Arizona

Canyon Lake is part of a chain of 4 lakes starting with Roosevelt Lake. It has some big fish come out of it. But it most popular for motor sports. It's a real pretty lake to look at though it has steep canyon walls surrounding the lake.


Expect a crowd if you visit this lake in the summer. If you can stand the crowd you could find some big fish. This lake has held the record for Largemouth Bass more than once.


The lake was created in 1947 when the city of Williams put a forty-foot-high dirt dam on Cataract Creek to provide a steady water supply. -G.J. Sagi, from the travel handbook Fishing Arizona

Map of Canyon Lake Arizona

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Directions to Canyon Lake Arizona

You can get to Canyon Lake out of mesa on the Apache trail. (See the map above) or if you coming from the east near Roosevelt Lake you can take the Apache Trail all the way to the lake, and that's a fun drive.

Information for Canyon Lake Arizona
Consumption Advisory To check if there is an advisory read this Game and Fish article.
Restrictions/Season of Use Canyon Lake is open all year
GPS Latitude: 33° 32' 24.5"N Longitude: 111° 25' 74.8"W
Land Ownership Canyon Lake is owned by the Tonto National Forest
Tournament this week No
Elevation The elevation at Canyon Lake is 1,660 feet
Max Surface Acers 926
Spawning Season Spring
River lake Impounds Salt River
Water Temp Warm
Average Depth 128 feet average
Road Condition Paved
Fly Fishing Yes
Bait Fishing Yes
Access Fee Yes the Tonto Pass only
Tonto Pass You do need a Tonto Pass for Canyon Lake available Here
Bag Limit  
Boats to Rent yes
Licenses for Sale no
Swimming yes
Drinking Water yes
Barrier free Access No
Restrooms Yes
Trailer Spaces  
Boat & Engine Restrictions No
Launching Area Yes
Water Skiing yes
Cleaning Stations  
Phone Number for Water Level Canyon Lake Marina (480)288-9233
Marinas Canyon Lake Marina (480)288-9233
Bait Shops  
Ranger Station  
Ranger District  
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Last Updated on Saturday, 03 July 2010 17:50

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