Bunch Reservoir

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  • Bunch Reservoir is one of three reservoirs (the other two: Tunnel, p108 and River p.103) that are just outside of Greer in the scenic White Mountains. Bunch came into being when a dam was created to impound the Little Colorado River about a mile north of Greer.

    Bunch Reservoir suffers chronic changes in size and, depending on the time of year ( and recent atmospheric conditions), it can run anywhere from 44 surface acres in the spring to 20 by the end of the summer.

    As is the case with most lakes in the White Mountains, the best time to prospect the lake for finny gold is in the early spring right after the thaw. Bunch Reservoir is home to a healthy population of brown and rainbow trout, and periodically stories come out of the lake about huge fish.-G .J Sagi, from the travel handbook Fishing Arizona
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 34° 02' 20.42"N Longitude: 109° 26' 47.35"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Game and Fish (928)367-4281 or (928) 535-4481
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    Bunch Reservoir is open all year but check for road closures in the winter
    Road Conditions:
    Paved to dirt
    Land Ownership:
    Bunch Reservoir is owned by the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
    8200 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    River Lake Impounds:
    Little Colorado River
    Average Depth:
    10 ft
    Bag Limit:
    There will posted signs for bag limits on Rainbow and other species of trout
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Electric motors only
    Boats to Rent:
    Barrier free Access:
    Launching Area:
    Water Skiing:
    No marinas at Bunch Reservoir
  • Come prepared for the cold though. At this altitude, the days when a stiff breeze isn't blowing are relatively rare, and alpine storms arrive quickly. To find the lake, take State Route 373 south toward Greer. In about two miles, signs will indicated a small paved road on your left that leads to the lake.- G.J. Sagi from the travel handbook Fishing Arizona

Recent User Reports and Reviews

  1. Jeff k
    Mar 9, 2017
    GREER LAKES (River; Tunnel; Bunch) – All 3 lakes are full or nearly full, and ice covered. The ice is thin and not safe. Greer Fire District will be conducting prescribed burns Feb 22-Mar 10. The burns will be in the area of squirrel spring and the spade ranch areas. The community of Greer will be impacted by the smoke. Contact Greer Fire District staff if you have questions.

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  1. AGFD bio
    There is no such thing as a White Mountains pass, as suggested in the Lake Details.
    1. HookedAZ
      Updated. Thank you.
      HookedAZ, Jan 9, 2017
  2. HookedAZ
    Picture of a frozen Bunch Reservoir 1/7/2017.