• Earl Park Lake is located on the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation just up-stream from Hawley Lake. Permits from the reservation are required for fishing here. At 47 surface acres and an elevation of 8,200 feet, this is one of the most scenic lakes in the White Mountains. Cabins line the waters's edge, many still available for rent from the reservation

    Remember too, there is a substantial population of bears in the area. Take the necessary precautions, and you don't have much to worry about. On more than one occasion, when accompanied by my oldest son, we ran across a curious bruin. Give them a wide berth and you're fine. -G.J Sagi, from the essential travel handbook Fishing Arizona
  • Phone Numbers for more information::
    Game and Fish (928)338-4385
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    Open all year Stocked first in May when weather permits, The roads to Earl Park lake often closed in the winter so call ahead.
    Road Conditions:
    Paved to dirt
    Land Ownership:
    Earl Park Lake is owned by the White Mountain Apache Tribe
    Ranger Station/District:
    Pinetop Game and Fish (928)3674281
    Entrance Fees/Permits:
    White Mountains Permit
    Elevation:
    The elevation at Earl Park Lake is 8200 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    47
    River Lake Impounds:
    Black River, White River
    Bag Limit:
    Trout: 5 for adults (15 and over) 3 for juveniles (10-14) 2 for kids (under 10) Bass and Catfish: 15 for adults, 8 for juveniles, 8 for kids All other species "No limit"
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Electric only
    Boats to Rent:
    Yes seasonal
    Swimming:
    No
    Camping:
    Yes
    Trailer Spaces:
    Nearby
    Launching Area:
    Yes
    Water Skiing:
    No
    Marinas:
    No marinas at Earl Park Lake
  • Take Hwy 260 east of McNary to the 473 south, there will be signs posted to Hawley Lake and then it will fork to Earl Park Lake.

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  1. Laura
    Which restaurants are nearby?