Standard (tent/RV)
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Ashurst Lake
Operator
National Forest
Access
Boat In
Features
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Ashurst Lake is located in Arizona
Latitude
35.018 N
Longitude
-111.409 W
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7 Reviews of Ashurst Lake
Had a blast out in Flagstaff

Went climbing out at the Pit in Flagstaff for the day, then we came and camped out not too far away! The site had plenty of trees for hammocks, as well as tent sites. It was easy to access for not just 4x4 vehicles and was a nice and quick drive from the main road.

Okay lakeside camping

The reviews I read of Ashurst had me pretty excited about enjoying a calm, quiet, lakeside campsite. We brought the canoe, arrived around 11:30 and found the place packed. There is a decent 5-7 mile stretch of washboard road to get there, you can get there in a car, its not like off-roading but it may rattle some bolts loose! The sites before the actual lake campgrounds were super packed, full of RVs with toys from off-road buggies to dirt bikes. We happened to catch a spot just as one family was beginning to leave. It was a short walk to the water, but not ON the water's edge and many of the sites were not, they were on the other side of the road you drive in on. There were all kinds of campers, from the casual tent and a few supplies kinda campers to people with three truck loads and a trailer of everything they could fit in a campsite and set up a full patio and grill. 

Once you find a campsite the ranger comes by and you pay them for your spot, $19 for the site, $8 for an additional vehicle on the site, there are 5 of us. We ended up in spot 8, which actually had three good tent spots! The firepit is awesome, well surrounded by rocks and there is a solid picnic table included too. It's July and campfires are currently allowed. Site 8 is right by a row of port-a-potty's and bit drinkable water tank. 

We canoed and fished in the evening, the people fishing next to us caught 5 fairly small fish from the shore and I never caught a thing. By the time we got back to the tent for the evening there was a fairly constant noise from surrounding campsites, from kids screaming to dogs barking, to the continuous hum of the offered buggies dusting the campsites as they drove in and out. 

I think for a campsite as a whole it has everything you need, its pretty clean, the porte-potties weren't terrible and were stocked with TP, but it wasn't what I was looking for in terms of secluded, quiet wilderness. Everyone else was a little too close for comfort.

If you forget your firewood, cash (they only accept cash), drinks etc. there is a little country store just by the entrance to the lower- Lake Mary entrance day-use area. We went down there for cash and firewood.

Beautiful scenic lake

We showed up pretty late but had a blast trying to light a non traditional fire, come up with clever ways to roast marshmallows and cooking on the fire.

Loved that we went off season we made friends with a puppy. Over all great experience a little cold but the stars were worth it

Beautiful scenic lake

We showed up pretty late but had a blast trying to light a non traditional fire, come up with clever ways to roast marshmallows and cooking on the fire.

Loved that we went off season we made friends with a puppy. Over all great experience a little cold but the stars were worth it

Camping and hiking at Ashurst lake

I recently went for a weekend camping trip to Ashurst Lake. It is only 20 miles from my home so that made it even better! It is an absolutely beautiful area. Campsites are clean and some offer semi-privacy. Staff is friendly and helpful. The water is a mesmerizing blue. While there I saw my first Bald Eagle! There were 2 of them fighting over a fish! Amazing sight to see! My dogs had a blast too! We plan on returning soon!

One of my favorites

This is one of my favorite places to go when I only have a few days to get away. I love to kayak and fish on the lake. Waking to elk bugling is icing on the cake for me, can't wait to go back again.

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Dispersed camping at ashurst lake

Although it was a holiday weekend and there were a whole lot of people there it was a beautiful spot and we had an amazing weekend highly recommend the dispersed camping in northern,arizona