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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, brown trout and bluegill at Willow Springs Lake in Arizona.

By Rick Seaman

Willow Springs Lake, AZ

Nestled on top of the Mogollon Rim, Willow Springs Lake is a 160-acre lake offering bass, bluegill and trout fishing in the cool pines. Only 40 miles east of Payson, this is an ideal summer getaway from the heat. An excellent boat ramp and parking area make launching a breeze. Boats up to 10 hp are allowed on the lake, but canoes and kayaks also make a great way to fish the lake. Ice fishing is very popular in winter months. Be certain to check ice conditions before venturing out on the lake.

Nestled amidst the scenic Mogollon Rim in Arizona, Willow Springs Lake is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene and picturesque fishing experience. Surrounded by towering pine trees and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the lake provides a tranquil setting for anglers to cast their lines.

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Willow Springs Lake is known for its excellent trout fishing opportunities, particularly for rainbow trout and brown trout. The lake is regularly stocked with these prized fish species, ensuring a good chance of landing a catch. Anglers can employ various fishing techniques, such as fly fishing, spin casting, or bait fishing, to entice these beautiful trout.

Willow Springs Lake in Arizona offers excellent trout fishing, non-motorized boating opportunities, and camping facilities in a scenic and serene setting. Whether you're casting for trout, paddling on the lake, or simply enjoying the tranquility of the surrounding nature, Willow Springs Lake provides a memorable fishing and outdoor adventure in the heart of the Mogollon Rim.

Primary fish species residing in Willow Springs Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Rainbow trout Brown trout Bluegill

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Willow Springs Lake Amenities

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

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Boating is allowed at Willow Springs Lake, providing anglers with the option to explore the lake's expansive waters. Non-motorized boats and boats with electric motors are permitted, ensuring a peaceful and undisturbed fishing environment. Anglers can bring their own canoes, kayaks, or use electric-powered boats to navigate the calm waters and access different fishing spots.

Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Willow Springs Lake Boat Ramp
This is a simple, but functional, one-lane concrete boat ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities near Willow Springs Lake offer a convenient option for anglers who want to extend their fishing adventure. The lake features a campground with both tent and RV sites, equipped with amenities such as picnic tables, fire rings, and restroom facilities. Camping near Willow Springs Lake allows anglers to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area, waking up to the sounds of nature and having easy access to the lake for early morning or late evening fishing sessions.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Sinkhole Campground - 928 535-7300

Canyon Point Campground - 928 535-9859

Rim Campground - 928 535-7300

Willow Springs Lake AZ Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Willow Springs Lake
Forest Service - Willow Springs Lake
Sinkhole Campground
P.O. Box 1535
Forest Lakes,AZ 85931
928 535-9859


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Willow Springs is a great little lake where one can relax and catch rainbow trout and bass.

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