Both campgrounds hug the lakeshore with campsites huddled in a picturesque stand of gnarly old juniper trees and pinyon pines. One of Ashurst Lake’s most notable characteristics is it ability to hold a high water level in drought years. That can be very important here in northern Arizona where less resilient lakes sometimes dry up.
No Reservations | First Come, First Serve
Good fishing and excellent views of the San Francisco Peaks characterize these two lakeside campgrounds. Ashurst Lake is stocked with trout, bass, and channel catfish, and boasts enough wind for windsurfing.
In addition to fishing and board sailing, the lake offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching during the spring waterfowl migration. For a special treat look for white-faced ibises grazing in the shallows along with the cinnamon teal, pintails and other ducks. Bald eagles and osprey can also be seen in the area, along with a number of species of hawks and songbirds.
25 singles unit sites (Ashurst), 25 sites (Forked Pine), tables, fire rings, and cooking grills, drinking water, toilets (vault and compost type). Forked Pine toilets are barrier free. Boat ramp is located on the lake’s west side.
About twenty miles southeast of Flagstaff. Elevation is 7,000 fee.