Cholla Lake, is one of Arizona's most important fisheries in the northeast section of the state. It is also managed as a Navajo County park.
To reach Cholla, take I-40 11 miles west from Holbrook toward Joseph City. Take Exit 277 south and follow the signs.
The Lake typically impounds 380 surface acres and is a storage facility for a nearby power plant. Warmwater routinely pumped into the reservoir promotes weed growth which translates into a relatively productive warmwater fishery. -G.J Sagi, from the travel handbook Fishing Arizona