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Willow Springs Lake | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Willow Springs Lake | Visit Arizona | Mountain Matron

Willow Springs Lake; Coconino County, a cold water lake in northern Arizona, adjusted along the Mogollon Rim offering visitors fishing, hiking, boating experience with nearby camping; wrapped in the woodlands of Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, 7,600ft elevation. Willow Springs Lake located directly off AZ-260, one of the most accessible cold water lakes in the state, a four-season location; delivering a scenic escape in the summer, lead by ice fishing and snowshoeing through the winter.


AZ-260 Payson/Heber

  • Lake Elevation: 7,700ft
  • No Camping (nearby camping available)
  • Level: Moderate-Difficult
  • Open: Year around
  • Permit: No
  • Vault Toilet
  • Conditions: Well Maintained
  • Vehicle Requirements: Snow Present in Winter
  • No Day Use Fees
  • Drive Time from Phoenix: 2 hrs 10 min
  • Features: Arizona Woodlands, Fishing, Boating, Snow Shoe
  • No Parking Fee
  • Four Season Experience
  • Non-Motorized Boats
  • Motorized Boats (Max. 10hp)
  • Fish Stocked (weekly) Spring - Fall
  • Fishing License Required
  • Black Mesa Ranger District ( 928 ) 368-2100
  • Camping at Sinkhole Campground or Canyon Point Campground

From Payson: Take Highway 260 East to Forest Road 149. 30 miles East of Payson, Arizona. Follow signs.

Disclosure: As with any outdoor activity you need to plan properly and adhere to all National, State and City ordinances. We only offer an insight to our own experiences and do not take any responsibility for you or any persons accompanying you on this or any outdoor recreation activities listed on this website or any other Mountain Matron Social Outlets.

Categories: Hiking, Travel

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