Woods Canyon Lake Recreation Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Woods Canyon Lake is a beautiful, canyon bound, deep lake, with plenty of trout fishing opportunities. At an elevation of 7,510 feet Woods Canyon offers 55 surface acres, and a maximum depth of 40 feet. This lake is stocked regularly with catchable rainbow trout. A few, large brown trout remain in the lake from stockings years ago.

Visitors to Woods Canyon Lake can enjoy a  picnic area (fee), restrooms, and a boat ramp. The Woods Canyon Lake Store and Marina rents boats and sells licenses and fishing supplies. Campers can stay at one of four developed campgrounds (fee). Spillway Campground has 26 sites, each accommodating a trailer up to 16 feet long. Due to it’s proximity to the lake, Spillway fills quickly. Aspen Campground, also within walking distance to the lake, is much larger with 136 sites, and can accommodate trailers up to 32 feet long.  Woods Canyon Group and Crook Campgrounds offer group camping by reservation. 

Arizona fishing regulations apply. All anglers  must hold a valid Arizona Fishing License. The daily bag limit is six trout and unlimited Bass and Catfish. Boat motors are restricted to electric motors only.

The Black Mesa Ranger District is a “Pack it in-Pack it out” area. Please remove your garbage from the area when you leave.





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Reservations: Reservations required. 1-877-444-6777. Or online http://www.recreation.gov/
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