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Upper Lake Mary

There are two Lake Mary's. "Upper Lake Mary" is the most picturesque and fun. When full, Upper Lake Mary covers about 450 acres at a maximum depth of about 38 feet. Located about 12 miles southeast of Flagstaff, Upper Lake Mary is in the Mormon Lake District of the Coconino National Forest and is surrounded by pine forests with views of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. "Lower Lake Mary" is much smaller than its Upper Twin Lake and is often close to being empty.

Upper Lake Mary has no limit on boat motor size. It is the only lake close to Flagstaff that features unlimited boating recreation. It is popular with power boaters and water-skiers, and is often seen full of sailboats, kayaks, rubber rafts and canoes. There are 3 boat ramp launches. Boat camping is available on the lake's southern shore.

Picnicking and Camping Facilities. There are two developed campgrounds near the lake, Lake View and Pine Grove which feature a combined 76 single unit camp sites with picnic tables, fire rings, cooking grills, drinking water and toilets. There are lakeside picnic areas for day use. Camping season typically runs from May 1 to the end of September with weather permitting.

Fishing at Upper Lake Mary. Fishing here can be a blast with northern pike, channel catfish, crappie and some trout. There are excellent facilities for disabled fisherman. Mormon Lake and Ashhurst Lake are located nearby Upper Lake Mary.

Directions, fees and information. Take Lake Mary Road (FH 3) southeast from Flagstaff AZ for about 12 miles. It is all paved road. Nominal fees do apply and some services are not available during the winter months. For the nearest lodging, see Flagstaff hotels, Flagstaff Bed and Breakfasts and Vacation Rentals. For more information, contact the Mormon Lake Ranger District.

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

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