Flagstaff Lakes

Several lakes can be accessed along Lake Mary Road southeast of Flagstaff. 

This scenic road travels along the length of the twin lakes that are the road's namesake: Lower Lake Mary and Upper Lake Mary. This is a popular area offering campgrounds, picnic areas, wildlife viewing spots, boat launches, and trails. 

Side roads lead to smaller lakes, including Marshall Lake, Ashurst Lake, and Kinnikinick Lake. These spots are popular for fishing, wildlife viewing, canoeing, boating in small motorized craft, or just enjoying the beautiful scenery. Ashurst Lake has two developed campgrounds on its shores.

Further down the road is Mormon Lake, Arizona's largest natural lake. Two scenic vistas offer opportunities to watch for bald eagles, elk, and other wildlife. Two campgrounds and a small village are tucked back on the Mormon Lake Loop Road.

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At a glance

  • Mormon Lake is Arizona's largest natural lake. In drought periods, the lake shrinks significantly, leaving marshy ares around the water.
  • Lower Lake Mary often dries up to a trickle.

Rules & Restrictions

  • Upper Lake Mary does not have a limit on boat motor size. Other lakes generally have a limit of 10HP motors.
  • In the summer season (generally late April to October), the day use areas and boat launches are run by concessionaire and require a fee for use. These areas are free the rest of the year.
  • Dispersed camping is not allowed within one mile of Kinnikinick Lake.

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