Tunnel Reservoir

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  • Tunnel Reservoir is one of the three Greer Lakes. Bunch and River Reservoirs are the other two. They are all north of Greer and , coupled with the LIttle Colorado river, make this area one of the finest angling experiences in the entire state.

    Tunnel covers 44 surface acres and offers anglers a chance at some large brown trout and rainbow. It's managed mostly as a "put and take" fishery, where the stocking truck puts them in-and the fishermen take them out.

    Generally, catchable-sized rainbow trout are stocked here the last week of April (weather willing) and at least one more time during the summer. Because of the lakes's relatively clear shoreline, flyfishing is very productive. During the late fall, flyfishermen regularly land some of the year's biggest fish. -G.J. Sagi, from the essential travel handbook Fishing Arizona
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 34° 01' 50.98"N Longitude: 109° 26' 33.46"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Game and Fish (928)367-4281 or (928) 535-4481
    Road Conditions:
    Land Ownership:
    Tunnel Reservoir is owned by the Apache National Forest
    Ranger Station/District:
    Springerville Ranger District P.O. Box 760 Springerville, AZ 85938 Voice: (928) 333-6200 TTY: (928) 333-5397
    Max Surface Acres:
    River Lake Impounds:
    Little Colorado River
    Average Depth:
    10 ft
    Bag Limit:
    There will posted signs for bag limits on Rainbow and other species of trout
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    Single Electric motors only
    Boats to Rent:
    Yes nearby
    Barrier free Access:
    Trailer Spaces:
    Launching Area:
    Water Skiing:
    No marinas at Tunnel Reservoir
  • Take Hwy 260 east from Show Low and then turn south on 373 follow the signs to the lake.

Recent User Reports and Reviews

  1. Jeff k
    Mar 9, 2017
    GREER LAKES (River; Tunnel; Bunch) – All 3 lakes are full or nearly full, and ice covered. The ice is thin and not safe. Greer Fire District will be conducting prescribed burns Feb 22-Mar 10. The burns will be in the area of squirrel spring and the spade ranch areas. The community of Greer will be impacted by the smoke. Contact Greer Fire District staff if you have questions.
  2. HookedAZ
    Jan 8, 2017
    Tunnel Reservoir, like at the other Greer lakes River and Bunch, is full or nearly full, and partially ice covered. The ice is thin and not safe.

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  1. HookedAZ
    This young man caught this 4-pound brown trout Jan. 9 out of Tunnel Reservoir. This time of year, bunny leeches, simi seal leeches and woolly buggers work well in all of the Greer Lakes.
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