Bear Wallow Creek

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  • This little-known waterway on the east/central part of Arizona, is home to one of Arizona's rarest residents-the native Apache trout. In 1984 the Arizona Wilderness Act protected 11,000 acres in the area, and Bear Wallow Creek is the dominant waterway in the Bear Wallow Wilderness. Be sure to check regulations prior to leaving, as any stream, particularly those with Apache trout, are subject to change. -G.J Sagi, from the travel handbook Fishing Arizona
  • GPS:
    lat 33.5943 long 109.3875
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Apache Sitegreaves National Forest (928) 333-4301
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    Bear Wallow Creek is open all year
    Road Conditions:
    Paved to dirt
    Ranger Station/District:
    Apache Sitegreaves
    Entrance Fees/Permits:
    You will need a pass from the Apache Sitegreaves National Forest
    7500 to 8,000 feet
    Average Depth:
    1- 10 feet
    Bag Limit:
    There will posted signs to abide by with the Apache Sitegreaves Forest for Apache trout
    Boats to Rent:
    You can swim at Bear Wallow Creek if you find a deep enough spot
    Bear Wallow Creek has a several nearby campgrounds
    Water Skiing:
    No marinas at Bear Wallow Creek
  • To get to Bear Canyon Creek you go west of the 191 just south of Hannagan Meadow. Take the forest Rd. 54 or the CO Rd 25. For fishing the 54 is recommended for hiking the shore take the 25.

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  1. AGFD bio
    Bear Wallow Creek is currently closed to fishing.