Kayak Woods Canyon Lake

Woods Canyon Lake, Arizona

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based on 1 reviews

Description

Added by Laura Hill

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

Is there any better way to spend a Saturday, then paddling on a glassy, peaceful lake? 

You can rent kayaks at the Woods Canyon Lake Marina, or bring your own (if you’re bringing your own kayak, make sure you bring a PFD too, as it’s Arizona law). 

One of the best parts of this lake is that while it’s a popular fishing spot, no gas motors are 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:

  • 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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Features

Chillin
Fishing
Photography
Kayaking
Hiking
Bathrooms
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Woods Canyon is a great lake for kayaking. The lake is small and surrounded by pines. Perfect summer get away.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Nearby

Fish Woods Canyon Lake

Hike Woods Canyon Lake Loop Trail

Dispersed Camping on Mogollon Rim (FR 9350)

Hike on Rim Lakes Vista Trail #622

Hike See Canyon Trail

Canyoneering at Christopher Creek/Box Canyon