Ashurst Lake is a small lake located on the Anderson Mesa southeast of Flagstaff. It is one of the few natural lakes in the state of Arizona, the bulk of which reside in the area.To visit Ashurst Lake and other attractions in Flagstaff, use our Flagstaff trip planner .
Unlike similarly sized lakes in the North Central Arizona region, Ashurst is fed by more reliable springs and has a reputation for retaining water even during long dry periods. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout and thus a common destination for local anglers. Ashurst Lake is also considered a favorable fishing location for Northern Pike. The facilities are maintained under the authority of the Coconino National Forest.
The lake has two campgrounds, Ashurst Lake on the west shore and Forked Pine on the east shore.
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Ashurst Lake Reviews
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 s... more »
We were there in July but during the week not on a busy weekend. We chose loop b on the far side. The camp grounds were not full and it was really nice. The campers in loop c were all friendly as we t... more »
While camping near Lake Mary in the Pine Grove camping area directly across from the entrance road to Ashurst Lake we ventured down the gravel road to check out the lake. The 4+ mile gravel road to th... more »
Beautiful little lake with decent fishing. There is fantastic dispersed camping nearby. One of my favorite spots to take the family in AZ! Be sure to check out the Lake Mary Country Store for any last-minute fishing or camping needs, it's a great little shop!
Great fishing. Good camp spots in the summer. Beautiful scenery.
Nice place to get out of Phoenix qnd do some fishing in the nice weather. Not far from Flagstaff, Ashurst is a little off the beaten path of Lark Mary Road. Love to camp in the woods on the way to the lake or you cab even pay to camp next to the lake if you want. You can catch trout or pike or just take your canoe or kayak out for some fun. This lake tends to be windy.
A beautiful small lake!!
Takes a bit of a rough ride to get there. But a nice small lake to enjoy. And yes does have fish!
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