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WHITE HORSE LAKE Campground, AZ

part ofKaibab National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu May 01 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

White Horse Lake is an extremely popular fishing lake, 19 miles southeast of Williams, in northern Arizona. The lake's campground is conveniently located an hour from Grand Canyon National Park's south rim and surrounded by the exciting and diverse scenery of Kaibab National Forest. A number of forest attractions are nearby, including scenic overlooks, dams and hiking and mountain biking trails.

Natural Features:

Kaibab National Forest is nestled on the Colorado Plateau, an area of land that was uplifted by geologic processes. Dogtown Lake sits at an elevation of 6,600 feet, and the campground is forested with plenty of open areas. Wildlife such as deer and elk frequent the shoreline.

Summer temperatures range from 50 degrees at night to 80-90 degrees during the day. Summer thunderstorms, known as the monsoon, can build up quickly, especially during July and August. Snow is common from December through March.

Recreation:

In addition to fishing, the area offers excellent opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and wildlife watching. Anglers seek out rainbow trout, brown trout and channel catfish. A trail following the lake shore is nearby, as well as one leading to Sycamore Canyon Vista.

Facilities:

White Horse Lake boasts more than 90 single unit campsites with tables, campfire rings, grills and tent pads. There is also a large group site that can accommodate up to 60 visitors, several double sites, tent-only sites and accessible sites. Tents, trailers and motorhomes up to 38 ft. long can be accommodated.

There are many amenities offered to campers, including water faucets, a small boat ramp, restrooms, trash bins and a dump station.

Nearby Attractions:

Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim is just over one hour north of the campground. The cities of Williams and Flagstaff have amenities such as shops, restaurants and cultural and historic sites.

From canyons to prairies, peaks to plateaus, Kaibab National Forest offers layers of opportunity for peace, solitude and discovery. Over 300 miles of trails, some clinging to the rims of the Grand Canyon, allow visitors to step off the beaten path into uncrowded landscapes.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Restaurant
  • Rock Climbing
  • Tent Pads
  • Trails
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Horseback Riding
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Visitor Center
Know Before You Go
  • There will be an additional charge for using the dump station
  • No utility hookups
  • Potable water and hydrants are for drinking only; filling water tanks in motorhomes and RVs is not allowed due to limited supply
  • Only small electric boat motors allowed
  • This facility has first-come, first-served sites
  • No swimming allowed in the lake
  • Fishing licenses are sold at White Horse Lake lower host site
  • Changing of campsites upon arrival is not allowed
  • Motorbikes may be used only to enter and leave the area
  • No waste water drained onto ground
  • There is an additional fee for use of the dump station.
  • Click here for more about the Grand Canyon National Park
  • Click here for more about Kaibab National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit don'tmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
35.11528, -112.01722
35°6'55"N, 112°1'2"W

In Williams, Arizona, turn south onto 4th Street/County Road 73 and drive about 9 miles to Forest Road 110. Turn left and proceed for approximately 7 miles to FR 109. Turn left again and follow for about 3 miles to the campground.

Forest Roads 110 and 109 are high-use roads and can become rough during peak season. During the winter, roads may be closed due to snow cover.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

WHITE HORSE LAKE Campground

WILLIAMS AZ 86046

Phone Number:

Information: (928)699-1239
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