Riggs Flat Lake

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  • This lake is closed for the winter. 1/5/2017

    Riggs Flat Lake, high atop Mt. Graham southwest of Safford, is one of the area's most important trout fisheries. It also boasts incredible scenery and the endangered Mt. Graham red squirrels that environmentalists and scientists continue to argue over. Don't expect to see many of the squirrels near the lake though. They prefer solitude.

    You can pretty much expect the gates to the lake to close around late October. On the average summer, expect the stocking truck to arrive about seven times
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 32° 42' 10.2"N Longitude: 109° 59' 1.8"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Tucson Game and Fish (520) 628-5376 or the Safford Coronado National Forest Safford Ranger District (928) 428-4150
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    Open in early spring till October
    Road Conditions:
    Paved to dirt
    Land Ownership:
    Coronado National Forest
    Ranger Station/District:
    Tucson Game and Fish (520) 628-5376
    Elevation:
    9000 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    11
    Average Depth:
    45 ft
    Bag Limit:
    As Posted
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Single electric only
    Boats to Rent:
    No
    Swimming:
    No
    Camping:
    Yes
    Barrier free Access:
    Yes
    Trailer Spaces:
    Yes
    Electricity:
    No
    Launching Area:
    Yes
    Water Skiing:
    No
    Cleaning Stations:
    No
    Marinas:
    No
  • To get to the lake from Phoenix, take U.S. 60 and then U.S. 70 east to Safford. In Safford, take U.S. Route 191 south for 9 miles to the entrance of the Coronado National Forest. Turn right and you will be on State Route 366. The road is paved for the first 21 miles up the mountain and then you will be on a graded dirt road for 12.9 miles. The lake is quite a few cliffy miles up the mountainous road, so take your time, and savor the views.

Recent User Reports and Reviews

  1. Jeff k
    3/5,
    "This lake is closed for the winter."
    Date:
    Mar 9, 2017
  2. HookedAZ
    3/5,
    "Closed for the winter"
    Date:
    Dec 22, 2016

User Comments

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  1. marisol camacho
    I was wondering if we are able to rent the cabins that are up in the mountains going up to riggs lake, were planning a trip upthere with the whole family and as we went up to check it out we saw some cabins?? I would really appreciate your response.

    Thank you

    Marisol