Cataract Lake


Area Status: Open
Cataract Lake with wildflowers & reflections

This popular fishing lake is located on the Williams Ranger District about one mile northwest of Williams on Cataract Lake Road. Cataract Lake is open seasonally for day-use only. Overnight camping is not available at Cataract Lake. However, the area is open for activities such as fishing and picnicking during the day. Facilities at the lake include a toilet, picnic tables and garbage bins. 

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: The entrance gate is open to motorized traffic daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Foot travel into the site is not restricted. No overnight camping available. This is a day-use only recreation site.
Fees: None.
Permit Info: Please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department for current fishing regulations and permits at www.azgfd.com/Fishing.
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General Information

Directions:

From Williams, turn north onto 7th Street. After crossing the railroad tracks, turn west at the first road and go about 1 mile to the entrance on your right. The paved and all-weather gravelled roads are suitable for passenger vehicles.

If you are traveling from Interstate 40, take exit 161. Turn right onto Golf Course Drive if coming from the east, or left if coming from the west. After passing under the railroad tracks, turn right immediately and go about 1 mile to the entrance on your left. This route is not suitable for large RVs.


Recreation Map

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Activities

Lake and Pond Fishing

Cataract Lake is generally stocked with rainbow and brown trout. For information on fishing regulations and permits, please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Picnicking

Boating - Motorized

Cataract Lake offers a cement boat launch ramp. Boats with either single electric or gasoline motors up to 10 horsepower are permitted. The lake is generally stocked with rainbow and brown trout. For information on fishing regulations and permits, please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department

Boating - Non-Motorized

Cataract Lake offers a cement boat launch ramp. Boats with either single electric or gasoline motors up to 10 horsepower, as well as non-motorized boats, are permitted. The lake is generally stocked with rainbow and brown trout. For information on fishing regulations and permits, please refer to the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
35.251343

  Longitude : 
-112.213821

  Elevation : 
6,800 feet