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About Knoll Lake Campground

[photo] Knoll Lake - Click for Larger viewThis secluded forest camp offers easy access to two features of high visitor interest.

The first is Knoll Lake, a medium-sized body of water tucked away in a picturesque setting. People come here to fish for trout and tour the lake in small boats.

The second feature of interest near this campground is the spectacular Mogollon Rim, a two thousand foot escarpment that marks the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. This picturesque plunge from cool highlands to low deserts extends across most of Arizona. The area around Knoll Lake, however, is the home of some of the Rim's most magnificent views. It provides a scenic setting for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding or just sitting back and enjoying the panorama.

Group Campouts and Events: This campground does not have facilities for large groups or group activities. If one campsite cannot accommodate your group (eight at a single site, 16 at a double site), please call the Mogollon Rim Ranger District at 928-477-2255 to plan your group camp-out at Elks, Moqui, or Long Valley group campgrounds.


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Camping: Knoll Lake Campground


National Forest
Drive In
Walk In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Knoll Lake Campground is located in Arizona
34.4262 N
-111.0936 W
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Location : About 80 miles southeast of Flagstaff. The elevation is 7,400 feet. GPS (Map): 34°25'53.4"N 111°05'09.8"W Access : Drive 55 miles south of Flagstaff to Clints Well on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road). Turn left (northeast) on to AZ 87, go about 10 miles to FR 95 which is just past the ranger station, turn right and drive 6 miles south to FR 96, turn left and travel 2 miles to FR 321. Turn right and drive 10 miles to FR 300. Turn east (left) and go 4 miles to FR 295E. Turn left again and drive to lake and campground. Forest Highway 3 and AZ 87 are paved. All Forest Roads are graveled and suitable for sedans. FR 95 is closed during winter.   _ Click on image map thumbnail for larger view. _ [Mogollon Rim Campgrounds Map](http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprdb5300693.jpg)  
6 Reviews of Knoll Lake Campground

Zero cell service lots of hunters but very secluded only know of hunters by the shots every now and then lake knoll is beautiful lots of Fish !! Five stars but for experienced campers only bring 4wd and a spare tire lots of awesome 4x4 trails and hiking this is camping at its best

Lots of dispersed camping

I didn't stay at the campground because I prefer to camp alone. There are lots of dispersed camping along the first road 295 (which leads up to Knoll Lake). Coconino National Forest allows camping up to 300ft from the road. According to the rangers, bears are active in the area so it's important to follow the safety protocols. Spent the day on the lake which is well worth the extra drive to avoid the crowds at Woods Canyon. Found one spot with cell service where you turn off fr300 towards Knoll Lake.

4 Camping Newbies

Knoll Lake Campground was a great spot for Me, my fiancé, our two friends and two dogs. We had a great time and the camp site was in great condition. The drive in to the site is very bumpy and takes about 40 min total to get through, but it was well worth it. We had to drive down to the lake which is still walking distance away, but we decided to drive and it was a great call. We were able to set up a spot by the lake and relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. Overall it was a great stay and totally worth the trek through the bumpy roads.

A go-to to unplug

Amazing campground and if you are looking to get away, this is the place. No cell service and very quiet. Takes some time on a rigged dirt road but any car can make it if you go slow. A favorite of ours. At night you can hear the coyotes and sometimes elk bugleing. Beautiful lake within walking distance.

So beautiful

This was one of our first camping experiences. We really didn't know what we were doing and ended up not camping within the campground but we were in the dispersed camping area. Lake Knoll was beautiful.

First to Review

This lake was amazing! We camped a short distance (about a mile up the hill) away from the lake where we had a completely secluded campsite and the boys built an incredible rock campfire pit! It was cool, woods-y and beautiful. There was great hiking and mountain biking right around our site. Side Note: the campsite we choose was a decent drive off the main road and the terrain was quite rugged so I recommend taking a 4x4 or a truck! (aka I did not take my little volvo haha)