Blue Ridge Reservoir:
This narrow, winding body of water looks more like a canyon-bound river than
a lake. Nestled between forested canyon walls it provides picturesque water recreation in a
secluded, wooded setting.
If fishing is your cup of tea, you can catch rainbow, brown or brook trout
here. All are stocked by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Location: 63 miles south of Flagstaff on a graveled forest
road. Elevation is 6,700 feet.
Access: Drive 55 miles south of Flagstaff to Clints Well on
Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road). Turn northeast (left) about 4 miles on AZ 87
to FR 751 then southeast about 6 more miles to the reservoir. All roads are
paved except FR 751 which is graveled and suitable for passenger cars in most
weather. FR 751 is closed and the reservoir is not accessible in winter.
Facilities: 35 single unit campsites with tables, fire rings,
and cooking grills at Rock Crossing
Campground, drinking water at the campgrounds, toilets (self-composting),
boat ramp, hiking trails nearby.
Restrictions: Boat motors limited to a maximum of 8 horsepower.