Kinnikinick Campground Photo

Located near Kinnikinick and Mormon Lakes, this rustic day-use area provides an excellent place to kick back and relax in relative seclusion. The cold waters of Kinnikinick Lake are an ideal fishery and make it popular for trout fishing. The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow, brown, and brook trout for the avid trout fisherman.

Kinnikinick and the surrounding area provide excellent opportunities for wildlife watching with a good population of elk and a smaller number of antelope in residence. The available fish and year-round water also attract many water foul such as great blue heron, cormorants, and a wide variety of migratory ducks. In the fall and winter, you may observe the bald eagles as they spend the season fishing the open waters of Kinnikinick and the surrounding lake. The picturesque San Francisco Peaks can be seen on the horizon from the shores of Kinnikinick Lake, framed with open grasslands and old juniper trees. This is a scenic place to enjoy camping and fishing, so bring your camera along with your fishing boat or canoe.

See Kinnikinick Lake for details about fishing and other recreational opportunities on the lake.

As of May 2013, Kinnikinick Campground has been converted to a DAY-USE only site, the Kinnikinick Lake Picnic Area. Overnight camping must be least 1 mile away from this developed day-use area.

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. This day-use area is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Flagstaff, AZ
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire - Contact Flagstaff District - 928-526-0866

General Information


Location: 38 miles southeast of Flagstaff. Elevation is 7,000 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°53'47.2"N 111°18'43.6"W

Access: Drive south from Flagstaff 24.5 miles on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road). Turn east (left) on Forest Road 125. Follow this road 4.7 miles to Forest Road 82 and turn southeast (right). Proceed for 5.5 miles to the campground. Forest Roads 125 and 82 are narrow and usually very rough for RVs and travel trailers.


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Kinnikinick Picnic Area Map

General Notes:

Attractions: Fishing, boating (max 10 hp horsepower), hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing


  • Drinking water, trash receptacles, and restrooms are NOT provided - Pack It In, Pack It Out!
  • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
  • Boat motor size limited to single 10 hp motor.

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