about 1.5 miles back up the road from the boat ramp
is Lee's Ferry Campground. 54 well
kept but slightly unlevel campsites make up the campground.
There are flush toilets and a waste station for RV's.
There are even wind breaks in each campsite as the
wind can sometimes pick up pretty strong in the afternoons
(make sure you bring your stakes if you are tent camping).
trout are stocked weekly throughout the summer months
by the Arizona Game and Fish Department . Winter fishing can be tough, but
nice holdover trout bring anglers here year round. A
two mile stretch of the creek from Junipine lodge to
just below "Call
of the Canyon" is
a catch and release area, with lure and fly fishing only.
Fishing license are available nearby at the Historical
trout are stocked throughout the summer months and holdover
trout bring anglers in year round. This is an excellent
spot for pan sized hatchery trout. Manzanita is also located
just a couple of miles north of a trout farm just in case
the fish aren't biting or you want the little ones to catch
on the West Fork is not as well known as the East Fork, but the
solitude you encounter while on the West Fork can be just as rewarding.
Expect to catch rainbow, brown, brook and apache trout. the West
Fork is an excellent fly fish stream.
simply put, If you like small campsites with a few basic
amenities this is heaven! Camping is on a first come first
served basis, with most of the campsites filling up on the
weekends. Wildlife occasionally can be seen riverside, and
the fishing is top notch. Most of the East Fork is fishable
as an 11 pound 7 ounce rainbow was pulled from the river
not far from the Aspen Campground in 2003.
Make sure you clean up at nights as this is bear country.
Pacheta Lake is a gem of a lake deep in the White Mountains. Fishing in the area is outstanding, The fishing pressure is low even during the holidays in the summer so a 16 - 18 inch rainbow or brown is not uncommon.
pine along with white and douglas firs surround the campground
and shade it well, even during the summer months. The cool waters
of Canyon Creek begin in a spring above the hatchery. Further downstream is a fantastic 2 mile strech of fly fishing along Canyon Creek. During mid week, you might be the only one out there and fish can be seen in all reaches of the river. This was once known as the best place to fly fish in Arizona.