Marshall Lake

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  • Marshall Lake is a small marshy body of water that's generally full of coots and other waterfowl splashing, flapping, and cooting around. It is such valuable wildlife habitat that it is managed in partnership by Ducks Unlimited and the Arizona Game and Fish Department. During most years the lake has enough water in it to be stocked with trout by the Arizona Game and
    Fish Department. In dry years, however, it may temporarily disappear! Even when the lake is dry this area still offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation. Dry or wet, a number of primitive campsites near the east side of the lake provide exceptional views of the peaks from pine sheltered locations. The surrounding area also serves as a good place to come to see some of this area's plentiful elk or its rare wintering bald eagles. The lake itself provides a hunting site for resident ospreys and a rest stop for migrating waterfowl

    Season: Opens in early May and closed in mid-October. This seasonal opening is due to rough terrain and weather conditions . - Coconino National Forest
  • Phone Numbers for more information::
    (602) 789 3701 Game and Fish
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    May and closed in mid-October
    Road Conditions:
    paved to dirt
    Land Ownership:
    Marshall Lake is owned by the USFS Coconino National Forest
    Ranger Station/District:
    4773 S. Lake Mary Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 774-1147
    7115 Feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    20 plus
    Average Depth:
    8 Feet
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Your limited to a 10 horse motor at Marshall Lake.
    You would not want to swim in Marshall Lake because its freezing cold, murky and full of weeds in shallow water.
    Lakeview Campground at nearby Upper Lake Mary is open from May through September.
    Launching Area:
    Yes keep in mind Marshall lake's size fluctuates frequently impacting the launching area. The launching area in primitive
    Water Skiing:
    Cleaning Stations:
    No marinas at Marshall Lake
  • Drive south from Flagstaff 25 miles on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road) to the Forest Road 90 intersection. Turn west on FR 90 and drive about 4 miles to the lake. - Coconino National Forest

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