• Soldiers Annex Lake is one of 4 lakes in the Long Lake Complex. The other three are Long Lake, Soldier and Tremain Lake. The road to Soldiers Annex Lake can be see just before you reach Long Lake. Tremain Lake dries up frequently.

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    If the fish aren't biting in one of these lakes, you can always try another. Not only will you be helping your chances by changing location, but each of these bodies of water is known for producing a different species of fish. The three shallow lakes in this group serve forest visitors as places to set up a primitive camp and go fishing. Soldier's Lake provides good fishing for bass and catfish. Soldier's Annex Lake is better known for its catfish, although blue gill can also be caught here. Soldiers Annex Lake is the only one of the three that is stocked with trout but is also good for walleye and catfish. Many forest visitors come here to set up primitive camps and enjoy other forest activities besides fishing, such as off highway vehicle riding and wildlife watching. The lakes are located in an area of open grasslands dotted with pinyon and juniper trees. - Coconino National Forest
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 34° 46' 55.6" N Longitude: 111° 13' 33.8" W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Flagstaff Game and Fish Phone: (602) 789-3701
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    Soldiers Annex Lake is open all year but check with the Coconino Forest in Winter for Road closer
    Road Conditions:
    rocky 4 wheel height clearance vehicle is recommended for both Soldier and Soldiers Annex Lakes
    Land Ownership:
    Coconino National Forest
    Ranger Station/District:
    Mogollon Rim Ranger District
    Entrance Fees/Permits:
    There is no fee for Soldiers Annex Lake
    Elevation:
    6700 feet
    Max Surface Acres:
    60
    Average Depth:
    15 plus feet.
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    single electrics only on Soldiers Annex Lake.
    Boats to Rent:
    No
    Swimming:
    No
    Camping:
    There are no developed campgrounds at these lakes. The nearest developed campground is Blue Ridge Lake Campground which is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. There is a lot of places to tent camp on the two main roads to Long Lake before it drops into hight desert though.
    Barrier free Access:
    Yes
    Trailer Spaces:
    No
    Electricity:
    No
    Launching Area:
    Primitive
    Water Skiing:
    No
    Cleaning Stations:
    No
    Marinas:
    No marinas at Soldiers Annex Lake
  • You can go through Payson if you leaving Phoenix to get to Soldiers Annex Lake off Lake Mary Road or Or from Phoenix going north on Hwy 87, turn west (left) on FR 211 about a quarter mile north of the Soldiers Annex Lake office (about milepost 300). Turn right about 3.5 miles at the FR 82 intersection and then 12 miles to the lake. Or from Flagstaff: Drive 48 miles south of Flagstaff on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road). Turn east (left) on FR 211. Follow FR 211 about 8 miles to FR 82 then turn left (north) 12 miles to Soldiers Annex Lake. You will pass Long Lake to the very back turn left and there will be signs to Soldier Lake or right before you get to Long Lake you will see the road to Soldiers Annex.

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