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Mormon Lake

View of Mormon Lake

Sometimes it's a big natural lake. Sometimes it isn't very large. It fluctuates seasonally with rainfall and snow-melt. When full, the lake covers about 12 square miles with an average depth of only about 10 feet. So in dry seasons, it can become "marshy". Located only 29 miles south of Flagstaff, it is convenient to those that enjoy wind sailing, camping, boating, fishing or day picnicking. At an elevation of about 7,000 feet, the Mormon Lake area boasts four seasons of enjoyment including cross-country skiing during the winter snowfall periods. Surrounded by pine trees, views of the San Francisco Peaks and bounding wildlife, the Mormon Lake Recreation area within the Coconino National Forest is an ideal spot for camping and hiking.

Mormon Lake Lodge resides on the western shore where you can rent snowmobiles, mountain bikes and cross-country skis. They also feature horseback riding. The Lodge also features 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. and offer great hiking trails of varying difficulty. Combined, the campgrounds have 43 single camp sites with picnic tables, fire rings, and cooking grills. Toilets are available. The camping season runs from May 1 to the end of September, weather permitting.

Directions to Mormon Lake. Take Lake Mary Road (FH 3) south from Flagstaff AZ for about 25 miles. You will pass Upper Lake Mary. Turn west on Forest Highway 90 for about 4 miles to Mormon Lake.

Mormon Lake Ranger District
4373 South Lake Mary Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 526-0866

Mormon Lake Map.

Mormon Lake

See a list of other Lakes in Arizona.

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