Lake Mary Narrows Boat Launch and Picnic Area

Area Status: Open

There are a number of reasons to have a picnic at Lake Mary Narrows. You might be interested in fishing for the walleye, trout, and channel catfish that live in Upper Lake Mary while enjoying your picnic at the nearby picnic tables. It can also serve as a great place to take a time out from cruising in your boat, which may be anything from a canoe to a jet boat on this upland lake where there is no restriction on boat motor size. On the other hand, if you're a bird watcher, you may want to come here to see the migrating waterfowl or wintering eagles that regularly put in an appearance at the lake. In any of these cases and more, you'll find an afternoon at Lake Mary Narrows a varied and enjoyable experience.

In addition to the boat launch and parking, you can expect clean vault toilets, picnic tables and cooking grills. 

See Lake Mary Recreation Corridor for more recreation sites and information about the area.


At a Glance

Current Conditions: Concessionaire is on-site and a fee is required May through September. Closing is at 7 p.m. Closed to Boat Trailer Launching
Operational Hours: Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fees: Summer Season (May through October)
  • $10 per day per vehicle (up to 5 people, $1 per person over 5).
  • $1 per day for walk-ins, bicycles, and motorcycles.
Open Season: - Sep. 28
Usage: Medium
Best Season: Spring through fall
Busiest Season: Summer and weekends
Closest Towns: Flagstaff, AZ
Restroom: Composting Toilets
Passes: Fees are required at the developed day-use sites during the high-use season, generally mid-April through mid-October. Recreation Resources Management (the Concessionaire for this site) offers a seasonal pass for $50.00 accepted at the Upper Lake Mary Boat Launch and Picnic Area, Lower Lake Mary Picnic Area, and Narrows Boat Launch and Picnic Area special fee sites. The pass is only available at these sites.
Operated By: Concessionaire - Contact Flagstaff District - 928-526-0866

General Information


Location: 13 miles southeast of Flagstaff on paved roads. Elevation is 7,000 feet.

GPS (Narrows boat launch, Map): 35°03'52.1"N 111°30'13.0"W

Access: Drive 13 miles south from Flagstaff on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road). The picnic area is on the west side of the road in a grove of trees.


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Lake Mary Narrows Picnic Area Map


General Notes:

Season: Early May through mid-October.

NOTE: The Lower Lake Mary Picnic/Boat Launch Area and Narrows Picnic/Boat Launch Area are gated closed in the winter and toilets are boarded up, but people can still access the sites for fishing, etc. as long as they park safely along Lake Mary Road (FH 3) and do not block the gates.

Attractions: Picnicking, fishing/boating, biking, hiking, wildlife watching, photography

Facilities: Picnic tables (barrier free), cooking grills, composting toilets (barrier free), boat ramp, paved fishing access for disabled, campground nearby (Lakeview)


  • No drinking water is provided
  • Camping is not permitted.

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