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Guide to fishing for rainbow trout and northern pike at Mormon Lake in Arizona.

By Rick Seaman

A great place for a family outing in summer, Mormon Lake is a 600-acre lake when full. The lake fills from rain and snow melt, and in times of drought may dry up completely. The lake is 15 miles north of Happy Jack, AZ and 30 miles southeast of Flagstaff. When water levels are sufficient, the lake is stocked with trout and northern pike. Shoreline fishing is available all around the lake. Mormon Lake Lodge offers lodging, dining and activities for all ages.

Mormon Lake, located in northern Arizona, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in nature while enjoying their favorite pastime. The lake offers a peaceful and scenic setting, surrounded by tall pine trees and breathtaking mountain views. Mormon Lake is known for its fishing opportunities and tranquil setting.

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Fishing at Mormon Lake provides anglers with a chance to target various fish species. The lake is home to stocked, rainbow trout and northern pike. Whether you prefer casting from shore or via boat, Mormon Lake offers a pleasant day fishing.

Mormon Lake in Arizona offers a diverse fishing experience, with a variety of fish species to target. Boating allows anglers to explore the lake and discover new fishing spots, while camping facilities enable visitors to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. Whether you're casting your line from the shore, cruising in a boat, or spending the night under the starry sky, Mormon Lake provides a memorable fishing and outdoor adventure in a picturesque setting.

Primary fish species residing in Mormon Lake

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Rainbow trout Northern pike

Fishing Boats For Rent In Arizona

Mormon Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: PRIMITIVE
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is allowed on Mormon Lake, providing anglers with the opportunity to explore the expansive waters and access different fishing spots. Motorized boats, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards can be launched from the lake's boat ramps. Boating allows anglers to cover more water, and find their preferred fishing locations.

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Camping is a popular activity at Mormon Lake, with several campgrounds available in the surrounding area. Whether you prefer tent camping or RV camping, there are suitable options to accommodate different preferences. The campgrounds provide basic amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and restroom facilities, allowing visitors to enjoy a comfortable camping experience while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the lake.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Dairy Springs Campground - 928 226-0493

Pine Grove Campground - 877 444-6777

Mormon Lake Campground - 928 354-2227

Mormon Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Mormon Lake
Mormon Lake Lodge
1991 South Mormon Lake Road
Mormon Lake, AZ 86038
928 354-2227


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