Ashurst Lake

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Ashurst Lake
Ashurst Lake - to the north.jpg
Location Coconino County, Arizona, United States
Coordinates 35°1′14.9″N 111°24′27.3″W / 35.020806°N 111.407583°W / 35.020806; -111.407583Coordinates: 35°1′14.9″N 111°24′27.3″W / 35.020806°N 111.407583°W / 35.020806; -111.407583
Type natural
Primary inflows Ashurst Run
Primary outflows evaporation
Basin countries United States
Surface area 229 acres (93 ha)
Average depth 12 ft (3.7 m)
Surface elevation 7,113 ft (2,168 m)


Ashurst Lake is a small lake located on the Anderson Mesa 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Flagstaff. It is one of the few natural lakes in the state of Arizona, the bulk of which reside in the area.

Unlike similarly sized lakes in the North Central Arizona region, Ashurst is fed by more reliable springs and has a reputation for retaining water even during long dry periods.[1] The lake is regularly stocked with rainbow trout and thus a common destination for local anglers. Ashurst Lake is also considered a favorable fishing location for Northern Pike. The facilities are maintained under the authority of the Coconino National Forest.

The lake has two campgrounds, Ashurst Lake on the west shore and Forked Pine on the east shore.

The southern end of Ashurst Lake in early summer
Boat launch ramp on the west side of the lake.

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  1. ^ "Ashurst Lake". United States Forest Service. Archived from the original on 22 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-12.