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Kinnikinick Lake and Campground

If you prefer isolation without large crowds, Kinnikinick is the lake for you. It is the most remote of the lakes near Flagstaff and has only 13 campsites next to the lake. Crowds can never get too large since camping outside the campgrounds is prohibited within a one-mile radius of the lake. It does not have tall pine trees, but is surrounded by pinon and juniper pines in "prairie like settings". You will enjoy the scenic views of the San Francisco Peaks in the distance.

Kinnikinick Lake

Quite and tranquil. The lake is located about 39 miles southeast of Flagstaff AZ. Water levels can vary depending upon rainfall and snow- melt run-off from the surrounding mountains. When full, the lake's water surface is about 126 acres with an average depth of 22 feet. While fishing, camping or hiking, keep an eye for roaming herds of elk and antelope. The lake has a boat ramp.

Boats are limited to 10 horsepower motors. It's perfect for canoes and small rowboats. The lake is regularly stocked with varieties of trout including Rainbow, Brook and Brown Trout. The lake is also populated with Walleye and Catfish. Arizona state fishing licenses are required.

Kinnikinick Lake Campground

Open camping season runs from about early May through October. The public can continue to use the campgrounds for camping and picnic day use after the season close, but no facilities will be open. In the winter months, the access road will close making fishing and camping unrealistic due to very cold weather and snowfall. Camping outside the developed campground is prohibited within a one mile radius of the lake's edges.

Campground Features and Guidelines.

The campground has 13 single unit camping sites with each having tables, fire rings, cooking grills and vault-type toilets. The lake has a boat launch, but boats are limited to 10 horsepower motors.

  • Tents, motor homes and trailers under 22' are permitted
  • Drinking water provided (no tank fill-ups)
  • No utility hookups
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • No horses allowed in the campground.
  • "Street-legal" motorbikes/ATVs may be used only for entering or leaving a campsite.
  • There is a 14 day stay limit.

Fees Apply. Established fees as of 2011 were $16.00 per night, up to eight people with one vehicle. A second vehicle per night is $8.00 additional. This campground is available for Picnic/day use between 10 AM to 4 PM at a fee of $8.00 up to 5 people. Fees can change without notice. First come, first serve. Reservations are not available. Call the ranger station for existing fees at (928) 526-0866

Directions On How To Get There

Drive 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff, Arizona on Lake Mary Road (FH 3). Turn east on Forest Road 125 and then drive 4 miles to FR82 and turn southeast for 5.5 miles to the campground.

GPS: Kinnikinick Lake N34° 33' 45.9354", W-111° 13' 7.9674"
GPS: Boat Ramp Lat: 34.897133, Lon: -111.311484
Elevation: 7,000 feet. Climate is similar to Flagstaff. See our Flagstaff Weather Charts depicting average temperatures.

Map of Kinnikinick Lake and Campground

Kinnikinick Campground

More Information

Flagstaff Ranger District
5075 North Highway 89
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 526-0866

Arizona Game and Fish
Kinnikinick Lake Wikipedia

Nearby lakes include Upper Lake Mary, Lower Lake Mary, Ashhurst Lake, and Mormon Lake. See Flagstaff Campgrounds and Camping.

See a list of other Lakes in Arizona.

This page was last modified on 13 March 2012 at 11:21
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