The lakes are open year-round. In the warmer months (early May through early October), a fee is required to use the day-use areas, which are managed by a concessionaire. Vist individual sites for details and photos.
Upper Lake Mary is the largest of Flagstaff's twin lakes. This long, narrow reservoir is especially popular with power boaters and water skiers because there is no motor size limit on it. It's also popular with those who prefer people-power or windpower over horsepower. For those who like fishing, the lake has northern pike, channel cat, crappie, and some trout.
Lower Lake Mary is the smaller of Flagstaff's twin lakes. It has a tendency to disappear during the long dry spells that periodically hit this area. When the lake has water, its banks are usually lined with anglers trying to catch the trout which the Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks here. If it stays full for a year or two, it will pick up a population of northern pike and catfish.
Upper Lake Mary Boat Launch and Picnic Area Lake Mary Narrows Boat Launch and Picnic Area Lower Lake Mary Picnic Area Campgrounds
Pinegrove Lakeview Canyon Vista Trails
Wood Memorial Sandys Canyon Arizona Trail Priest Draw Kelly Motorized Trail System There are several other lakes nearby, including Marshall, Ashurst, and Mormon lakes.
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Dispersed camping areas across from Lower Lake Mary. Some great camping sites available if you’re early and spend some time looking. Lots and lots of elk around dusk and in the morning to watch. Great location really close to town. Feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere. See a little brown sign and a dirt road take it. You never know where you’ll end up.