Mormon Lake

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  • Mormon Lake is the largest natural lake in Arizona... sometimes. During droughts, it's frequently not so large, and occasionally it's even dry. When it's a lake, which is most of the time, it can be an excellent place to fish, boat, windsurf and birdwatch Wet or not, there's a picturesque little resort on the lake's western shore where you can rent recreational equipment such as mountain bikes, horses to ride, snowmobiles and cross-country skis in season. Or you can drop in at the Mormon Lake Lodge, a famous cowboy steak house where the brands of local ranches are burned into the log walls. Dairy Springs and Double Springs National Forest campgrounds are located nearby, too. There, in addition to developed campsites, you'll find some excellent hiking trails which lead to panoramic overlooks of the lake and the surrounding area. -Coconino National Forest
  • GPS:
    N34° 33' 45.9354", W-111° 13' 7.9674"
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    (602) 789 3701 Game and Fish
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    Mormon Lake is open all year except in winder conditions
    Road Conditions:
    paved to gravel
    Land Ownership:
    Mormon Lake is owned by the USFS Coconino National Forest
    Ranger Station/District:
    4773 S. Lake Mary Rd. Flagstaff, AZ 86001 (928) 774-1147
    7100 Feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    600 +
    Average Depth:
    10 Feet
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Your limited to a 10 horse motor at Mormon Lake.
    You would not want to swim in Mormon Lake because its freezing cold, murky and full of weeds in shallow water.
    May 1st to end of September ,43 single unit campsites at Dairy Springs and Double Springs Campgrounds with tables, fire rings, and cooking grills, Drinking water and vault toilets at the campgrounds, Hiking trails nearby, Equipment rentals at Mormon Lake Village
    Launching Area:
    Yes keep in mind Mormon lake's size fluctuates frequently impacting the launching area
    Water Skiing:
    Cleaning Stations:
    No marinas at Mormon 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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