Knoll Lake Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

[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.

Attractions: Fishing, boating, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing, and photography.

Facilities: 30 single unit sites (up to 8 people) and 3 double sites (up to 16 people), tables, fire rings, cooking grills, and toilets (vault type). Boat ramp at the lake.


  • Tents and small motor homes and trailers under 32' are permitted.
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • No horses allowed in the campground.
  • Licensed off-road vehicles may be used only for entering or leaving campsite.
  • 14 day stay limit.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: May 18, 2016: Water should be turned on for the weekend. Be prepared and bring plenty of water for drinking, washing, etc.
Open Season: Late April - Late September
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Happy Jack, AZ and Strawberry, AZ
Water: Potable water available.
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Mogollon Rim District - 928-477-2255

General Information


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.


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Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 30 Single and 3 double sites.
No. of Accessible sites