Lakes of Arizona

Chevelon Creek

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  • Chevelon Creek is located just north of Woods Canyon Lake and south of Chevelon Canyon Lake. Some sites on the net say its good for rafting but our user have said other wise. You can also expect to catch Rainbow and Brown Trout along the 13 mile stretch. Fishing information on this spot is limited. If you decide to take a trip to Chevelon Creek keep Woods Canyon Lake or Chevelon Canyon Lake as a backup.
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 34° 25' 57.15"N Longitude: 110° 50' 36.48"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest (928) 789-3701
    Road Conditions:
    Paved to dirt
    Land Ownership:
    Chevelon Creek is owned by the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest
    Ranger Station/District:
    6,380-7,000 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    13 miles
    Bag Limit:
    Trout between 10-14 inches may not be possessed; 6 trout limit.
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Chevelon Creek is mostly for rafts
    Boats to Rent:
    Chevelon Creek has a several nearby campgrounds
    No marinas at Chevelon Creek
  • To get to Chevelon Creek take 260 north of Payson to the "Woods Canyon Lake" turn-off and there will be signs posted from there.

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  1. AGFD bio
    Chevelon Creek is NOT a good place for rafting. Only the 13 miles upstream of Chevelon Canyon Lake holds permanent flow, but it lies within a deep remote canyon and no easy access to the upper portion.

    However, this section of creek is great fishing, but very remote and difficult to hike into. Note the special regulations that require artificial fly and lure and only a 2 fish daily bag limit.

    Pets are allowed, but must be kept on a leash at all times (Forest Service regulation), but not a great place to take a pet.
  2. Dave Carpenter
    The phone no. for the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is non-working.
    Are pets allowed?