Ashurst Lake

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Ashurst Lake
Ashurst Lake - to the north.jpg
LocationCoconino County, Arizona, United States
Coordinates35°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
Typenatural
Primary inflowsAshurst Run
Primary outflowsevaporation
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area229 acres (93 ha)
Average depth12 ft (3.7 m)
Surface elevation7,113 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


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