Fish Woods Canyon Lake

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Enjoy the serene beauty of Woods Canyon Lake in gorgeous Northern Arizona!

You can rent a charming metal fishing boat at the Woods Canyon Lake Marina, or bring your own (if you’re bringing your own boat, make sure you bring a PFD too, as it’s Arizona law).  Note that gas motors are NOT permitted on boats (only trolling motors).  This makes it an incredibly quiet experience.

If you’re lucky, you’ll spot any of the numerous bald eagles that nest in the trees high above the lake or catch them fishing for their lunch!

There is also amazing reservation/dispersed camping and hiking around this lake, and on the nearby Mogollon Rim

What to bring:

  • Fishing pole and equipment (permit needed, sold at marina)
  • Water
  • Snacks (pack out your trash!)
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Phone for photos (don’t drop it!)

Seasons: Spring, summer, fall (the marina is closed mid-November through end of May – check their website for specific dates).   GPS: 34.333848,-110.944217

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