Apparently there are two Dry Lakes. There is one just north of the 277 off the 377 near Snowflake in northern Arizona and the other one that this article is referring to is in the San Carlos Indian Reservation, just outside the town of San Carlos near San Carlos Lake and about 5 miles away from Point of Pines Lake. I will have information on the other Dry Lake Soon.
Searching for an off-road fishing destination-one with a nearly iron-clad guarantee of privacy and incredible scenery right here in Arizona? Dry Lake is that destination! Take my word for it, the trip into this small lake (in a good year you can expect roughly 50 surface acres) is an adventure in itself. Once there you can literally drive right next to the water over the dam. The last time I visited Dry Lake it was one of the most enjoyable solitary experiences I have ever had in many years of Fishing Arizona.
It's little wonder though. As if the often rugged four-wheel-drive trail isn't enough, add a small log "bridge" (a pair of split logs that theoretically help you negotiate a deep ravine) with a Volkswagen-sized boulder strategically placed in the ideal spot to "turtle" you into the lake when the water's up, and you have all the making of yet another of Arizona's behind-the-wheel cardiopulmonary workouts. Okay, maybe it's not quite that bad, but it's definitely not a trip for the faint-hearted. Do not try to get into Dry Lake in the winter, early spring of during the monsoons. You might get in, but getting out is another story. -G.J Sagi, from the essential travel handbook Fishing Arizona