Lakes in the White Mountains in Arizona

Lakes in the White Mountains in Arizona
The Arizona White Mountains are located in the eastern portion of the state. The mountains make up the second-largest range in Arizona (out of 194) and include Mount Baldy (second-tallest mountain in Arizona) which reaches an elevation of 11,400 feet above sea level. There are many lakes in the region: some natural, some as the result of damming, but because of this there are ample recreation activities in the White Mountain region.

Fool Hollow Lake

Fool Hollow Lake consists of 150 acres of water at 6,300 feet above sea level. With an Arizona state park adjacent to the lake, there are plenty of recreational opportunities available. It is suitable for fishing, swimming and small boats. There are also beaches along the shore and camping and picnicking sites available.

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
1500 N. Fool Hollow Lake
Show Low, AZ 85901

Lyman Lake

Lyman Lake is a man-made lake created by damming the Little Colorado River. At 1,500 acres, Lyman Lake is one of the biggest lakes in the White Mountains region of Arizona. The size of the lake allows for water sports of all kinds, and no size restriction on boats. Visitors to Lyman Lake can enjoy water skiing, casual boating, fishing and swimming.

Lyman Lake State Park
P.O. Box 1428
St. Johns, AZ 85936

Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake is another man-made lake created by damming. It was the result of a dam built on Walnut Creek by Mormon settlers in 1903. The lake covers an area of about 114 acres but averages only 7 feet in depth. Most of the shoreline of this lake is privately owned but there is a public access area with a boat ramp (boats are limited to electric motors or 10hp for gas). This lake is best suited for fishing.

Rainbow Lake
Lakeside, AZ 85929

Article Written By Tom Williamson

Tom Williamson has a degree in English with a concentration in writing and a minor in communication studies. He has written for many online publications, including sports blogs, a mental health website and music websites. He wrote five scripts for an online Web show called He also writes for

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