Camp at Marshall Lake

Added by Kevin Kaminski

Marshall Lake offers great campsites near the lake with plenty of trails nearby to get out and stretch your legs.

If you’re looking for spacious campsites, starry skies, wooded hiking trails, and peaceful surroundings, Marshall Lake in Flagstaff, AZ is the perfect campground for you! Marshall Lake is located about 9 miles south of Flagstaff on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road). Turn left (east) on Forest Road 128 and after 2-3 miles of paved road, you will veer off towards Marshall Lake (follow the sign) on an unpaved road (high clearance vehicle is not required). Almost immediately you will see a number of free, primitive campsites dotting the forest for the next few miles.

You can’t go wrong with any of these campsites; each has a fire pit, plenty of pine trees to provide shelter from the rain or sun, and a good amount of privacy from your neighbors. Another mile or so down this road you will run into an Arizona Trail trailhead and, a bit further, Marshall Lake itself. This section of the Arizona Trail is great for hiking or trail running. Hike or run 5.6 miles to Fisher Point for amazing views of the Cococino Forest, or go a little further and explore small, tucked away caves just off the trail. Marshall Lake is relatively small and marshy, but usually has enough water to be stocked with trout by the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Read More

Tags

Camping
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

Great Camping!

I hate to say it, because it will draw too many people to the area, but this was a great place to camp. We pulled an overnighter for two, then did the Xtreme Treetop Adventure Course in Flagstaff. The roads where accessible for the most part. You might need 4x4 to get in to a lot of the camp sites. Free! I will be back.

In Awe..

Keep driving until you reach campsites that allow for a view of Marshall Lake with Humphrey's Peak behind it!!

Stay Nearby

Flagstaff, Arizona

Pinegrove

Overview Pinegrove Campground sits in the lush Coconino National Forest of northern Arizona, offering visitors countless recreation opportunities set in a stunning landscape.Recreation Nearby Upper...

Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff KOA

Mormon Lake, Arizona

Dairy Springs

Overview Dairy Springs is a comfortable campground tucked away in a scenic area of northern Arizona. Its main attraction is the seasonal Mormon Lake which, when filled with water, draws visitors fo...

Flagstaff, Arizona

Little Elden Springs Horsecamp

Overview Little Elden Springs Horse Camp is a campground that was created for those who love horses and enjoy riding in a beautiful landscape. Located in the Coconino National Forest of northern Ar...

Nearby Adventures

  • Hike the Island Trail, Walnut Canyon

    The trail is a short one - stretching only a mile in length. The only semi-strenuous portion of the trail is at the beginning and end where you start by descending a set of stairs in order to reach the trail that loops around the historic cliff dw...

    1 miles 200 ft gain

  • Hike the Rim Trail at Walnut Canyon National Monument

    Hike the trail starting from the visitor center and take your time walking along the rim. Be sure to admire the canyon below and the ancient dwellings in the canyon walls. During the right season, there are also beautiful wildflowers along the way...

    0.7 miles

  • Camp at Pine Grove Campground

    Pine Grove Campground in Flagstaff Arizona is a hidden gem. Upper and Lower Lake Mary, Ashurst, Marshall and Kinnikinick lakes are nearby and can provide ample recreational activities.The campsites are clean and have all the luxurious amenities (C...

  • Hike Fatman's Loop

    Sitting on the eastern slope of Mt Elden is a super fun multi-use trail called Fatman's Loop. It's a perfect spot for hiking, trail running, day strolling, or walking the pup. All the while, treating you to glimpses of the eastern suburbs of Flags...

    2.5 miles 690 ft gain