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6 Beautiful Lakes In Flagstaff, Arizona - Updated 2020

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Surrounded by ponderosa pine forest, desert, and mountain, Flagstaff is a beautiful city located in the state of Arizona. Flagstaff is home to Humphreys Peak, Arizona’s tallest mountain. Flagstaff city is blessed with an abundance of natural resources such as Mormon Lake, Lake Mary, Long Lake, Stone Lake, and Ashurst Lake, which are considered to be among the beautiful lakes in the state of Arizona. Embark on an exciting adventure with an aim of visiting and exploring the vibrant streets of Brandon in an effort to sampling some of the tastiest cuisines prepared in the city’s fancy restaurants such as Buffalo Wild Wings, Collins Irish Pub and Grill, and the well-known Mother Road Brewing Company which is located on Butler Ave, renowned for their awesome cuisines and fantastic drinks. Consider finding cabins in Flagstaff for accommodations nearby such scenic lakes of the city. Take a moment and browse through these beautiful lakes in Flagstaff, Arizona.

1. Mormon Lake

Peaks and monsoon clouds from Mormon Lake
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Located in the northern part of Arizona, Mormon Lake is quite shallow with an approximate depth of about 10 feet (3 meters). The surface area is about 12 square meters (129.2 square feet) when full. Shallow it may be, it still holds the title of being the largest lake in the state of Arizona, because of its expanse. Mormon Lake is well known for being volatile and it tends to fluctuate during different seasons. During the dry seasons, the lake dries up to the point of looking less of a lake.

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Mormon Lake

Address: Flagstaff, Arizona 86038, USA

Website: Mormon Lake

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2. Lake Mary

Lake Mary
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Lake Mary is definitely one of the two major reservoirs located in the southeast part of Flagstaff. Initially, the two lakes (Upper Lake Mary and Lower Lake Mary) shared one name. The lake today covers a total of 243 hectares (600 acres) boasting an average depth of around 38 feet (12 meters). The upper part of the lake is home to nine fish species and if you are looking to enjoy a nice swim in the lake, the mammoth basin would be the perfect place to enjoy a dip in the dive-accessible waters.

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Lake Mary

Address: Near Flagstaff, Arizona 86001, USA

Website: Lake Mary

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3. Kinnikinick Lake

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Located within the Coconino natural forest, 38 miles (61.2 kilometers) south of Flagstaff, Kinnikinick Lake is surrounded by prairies of Jupiter. During the winter and fall seasons, Bald eagles can be easily spotted within this region. The lake boasts an average depth of about 6.71 meters (22 feet). Kinnikinick Lakes offers the perfect spot for kayaking, boating, canoeing, or just enjoying fishing with friends and family as you camp at the shores of the lake.

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Kinnikinick Lake

Website: Kinnikinick Lake

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4. Ashurst Lake

Ashurst Lake - to the north
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Turn your compass southeast of Flagstaff, this is the direction you will head to in order to reach Ashurst Lake. It is considered to be among a handful of natural lakes in Arizona. The lake lies on a 230-hectares (568 acres) stretch of land boasting 12 feet (3.7 meters) in average depth. Ashurst Lake creates the perfect habitat for catfish, rainbow trout, bluegill northern pike and brook trout to thrive. This makes the lake a perfect fishing ground for visitors.

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Ashurst Lake

Website: Ashurst Lake

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5. Stoneman Lake

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Regarded as one of the few natural Lakes in Arizona, like its sister lake, Mormon Lake, Stoneman Lake is a shallow lake with an average depth of not more than 10 feet (3 meters) and an average surface area not exceeding 100 acres (40.5 hectares) of land. Stoneman Lake stretches about 46 miles (74 kilometers) south of Flagstaff. Its ponderosa pine covering, Gambel oak, and Arizona white oak all create a sight to remember.

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Stoneman Lake

Address: 46 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona 86017, USA

Website: Stoneman Lake

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6. Long Lake

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Located in the southeast of the city, the Long lake can be found in the Mogollon Rim area. The lake has an average depth of 7.6 meters (25 feet). Long Lake is home to rainbow trout, sunfish, channel catfish, northern pike, largemouth bass, and the walleye, providing one rich fishing ground for those who love fishing. Enjoy the multitude of activities as you camp along the Long Lakeshores and get to experience the tranquility that the city has to offer.

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Long Lake

Address: Mogollon Rim, 68 miles south of Flagstaff, Happy Jack, Arizona

Website: Long Lake

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Flagstaff’s natural treasures

With this list of the most beautiful lakes in Arizona, blessed with nature and abundance of life, Flagstaff is truly an oasis for relaxation. This is where you can disconnect from a hectic life and focus on yourself. Flagstaff is a little city, but with these natural resources, it is sure to be spotted on the map.

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