Aker Lake Fishing Site

Area Status: Open
Aker Lake Photo

One of the many hidden jewels of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is pristine Aker Lake, which is just over 25 miles south of Alpine just off of the west side of Highway 191 on FR 8312. Located in higher elevation this secluded gem is a wonderful getaway from the heat and the hassle of everyday life, giving you a quiet, cool revitalizing break.

This small lake, which has Apache trout and Arctic grayling, is a catch and release, artificial lure and flies only lake. Be sure to check with current Arizona fishing regulations for this site before your visit.

Often you are the only visitor at the lake; there are several dispersed camping areas that are seldom occupied. The Aker Lake trail is 3.5 miles that will take you to the Hannagan campground; this is a good trail for mountain biking as well as hiking and horseback riding.  

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

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Lake and Pond Fishing

General Info:


From Alpine, AZ drive south just over 25 miles on US Highway 191. Turn right (west) on FR 8312. Aker Lake is partway along the road, which loops back to US 191 after several miles. 

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