Riggs Flat Lake Arizona

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Fishing At Riggs Flat Lake Arizona.


Riggs Flat Lake, high atop Mt. Graham southwest of Safford, is one of the area's most important trout fisheries. It also boasts incredible scenery and the endangered Mt. Graham red squirrels that environmentalists and scientists continue to argue over.


Don't expect to see many of the squirrels near the lake though. They prefer solitude.


You can pretty much expect the gates to the lake to close around late October. On the average summer, expect the stocking truck to arrive about seven times.


To get to the lake from Phoenix, take U.S. 60 and then U.S. 70 east to Safford. In Safford, take U.S. Route 191 south for 9 miles to the entrance of the Coronado National Forest. Turn right and you will be on State Route 366. The road is paved for the first 21 miles up the mountain and then you will be on a graded dirt road for 12.9 miles. The lake is quite a few cliffy miles up the mountainous road, so take your time, and savor the views. -G.J. Sagi, from the essential travel handbook Fishing Arizona

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Information for Riggs Flat Lake Arizona
Consumption Advisory To check if there is a alert for Riggs Flat Lake .Read this Game and Fish report.
Restrictions/Season of Use Open in early spring till October
GPS Latitude: 32° 42' 10.2"N Longitude: 109° 59' 1.8"W
Land Ownership Coronado National Forest
Tournament this week No
Elevation The elevation at Riggs Flat Lake is 9000 feet
Max Surface Acers 11 on average
Spawning Season spring for largemouth
River lake Impounds  
Water Temp Cold
Average Depth The average depth for Riggs Flat Lake is 45 ft
Road Condition Paved to dirt
Fly Fishing You can fly fish at Riggs Flat Lake
Bait Fishing You can bait fish at Riggs Flat Lake unless posted otherwise
Access Fee  
Tonto Pass No
Bag Limit As Posted
Boats to Rent No
Licenses for Sale No
Swimming No
Camping Yes
Drinking Water No
Barrier free Access Yes
Restrooms Yes
Trailer Spaces Yes
Electricity No
Boat & Engine Restrictions Single electric only
Launching Area Yes
Water Skiing No
Cleaning Stations No
Phone Number for Water Level Tucson Game and Fish (520) 628-5376 or the Safford Coronado National Forest Safford Ranger District (928) 428-4150
Marinas No
Ranger Station Tucson Game and Fish (520) 628-5376
Ranger District Safford Coronado National Forest Safford Ranger District (928) 428-4150
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