Kinnikinick Lake

Area Status: Open
A view of Kinnikinnick Lake from the Campground

Notice:  As of May 2013 the Kinnikinick Campground has been converted to a day-use only site. To protect resources, overnight camping is prohibited within one mile of the lake. 

Kinnikinick Lake is a relatively out of the way, open country body of water where people can recreate for the day.  Bring your canoes, kayaks, and small motorboats to enjoy watching wildlife and fishing for Channel Catifsh, Rainbow, brown, and tiger trout. Common visitors to the lake are elk, deer, and bald eagles.  Occasionally antelope sightings are reported.  Motorboats are restricted to 10hp or less.

See Kinnikinick Lake Picnic Area for additional information about the picnic grounds.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: During the winter, roads leading into the area are closed to vehicles. Road closures.
Usage: Light-Medium
Restrictions: Motorized boats: single electric motor or single gasoline engine limited to 10 horsepower. See Arizona Game & Fish Department Watercraft Rules and Regulations for additional information/
Closest Towns: Flagstaff, AZ; Mormon Lake, AZ
Operated By: Flagstaff Ranger District 928-526-0866

General Information

General Notes:

Attractions Fishing/boating, hiking, sightseeing, wildlife viewing

As of May 2013 the Kinnikinick Campground has been converted to a day-use only site - Kinnikinick Lake Picnic Area. Overnight camping must be 1 mile away from the designated recreation site.

Facilities: No


  • Boat motor size limited to single 10 horsepower motor.


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Location: 38 miles south of Flagstaff on paved and graveled Forest Roads. Elevation is 7,000 feet.

GPS (Map): 34°53'42.1"N 111°18'22.5"W

Access: Drive 30 miles south out of Flagstaff on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road) and turn east on FR 125. Drive 4 miles to FR 82 and turn southeast 5.5 miles to the campground.


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Kinnikinick Lake Map

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Boating - Non-Motorized

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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