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Address: AZ
Activities: Water-skiing, Viewing wildlife

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Peaceful Getaway

Lyman's State Park is about a 4.5 hour drive from Phoenix. I picked it because it was cooler than Phoenix and had an opening. 2 nights, 1 car permit, 1 dog = $125.00. The cabin... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Arizona
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Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lyman's State Park is about a 4.5 hour drive from Phoenix. I picked it because it was cooler than Phoenix and had an opening. 2 nights, 1 car permit, 1 dog = $125.00. The cabin had 1 double and a set of bunk beds, 1 table with 4 chairs and a set of shelves. Outside there is a fire pit,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Well maintained and clean state park near St John and Springerville. The park is pretty much out in the open with few trees. The stars were spectacular when they were out. We stayed several nights in the cabins which were clean and cozy. The web site shows a yurt but if they are there we didn’t see them. There are... More 

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Downey, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We spent the day with family boating and enjoying each other's company. The kids, when not on the boat, loved playing in the water. The cool water helped ease the hot sun. We brought our own canopies for shade, otherwise it may have intolerable.

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Globe, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I have stayed at State and National parks all over the country and was looking forward to Lyman Lake. Even though its lies at altitude, it is a fairly desolate park, with very few trees and therefore minimal shade. The lake is nice; made for boating and the petroglyphs are great. Fishing was so-so and the hiking trails need work.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

While looking at some property for sale near St. Johns we stumbled across Lyman Lake State Park, a park we had never heard of before. We camped for the night in mid May. We didn't make a reservation but there were just a handful of people in the park so it didn't matter. The store was closed when we arrived... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

On our third night of our 3-week motorcycle adventure we stayed in campsite 14 at Lyman Lake. Very very clean state park. We had made the reservation on-line ahead of time so there was a small orange cone at the entrance to the campsite marking it as reserved. The facilities were very nice. Only 1 comment. The showers were closed... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We took our dogs and made the loop around the lake. It is so scenic and peaceful. It is always a little different every time we go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We had plenty to do. Weather was lovely. Rangers were super nice. It really was a fantastic (& inexpensive) trip. We rented one of the cabins, saw the petroglyphs and Ancient Pueblo Ruins at Rattlesnake Point. Loved having well water on site at cabin. Our six year old explored a ton and caught a number of bugs and the cutest... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

As others have noted, the petroglyphs are astounding. This almost hidden gem of the AZ State Park system is northeast of Show Low in the White Mountains, about halfway between St. John's to the north and Springerville-Eager to the south. Water sports and fishing are the apparent draw here, but I went to just get away and explore, partly because... More 

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Paulden, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We spent the day at Lyman lake fishing from shore. We caught 8 Waleye, 2 Channel Cat, 1 carp and 1 nice large mouth bass. When we decided to call it quits around 4pm we went in search of the petroglyphs. They are beautiful and easily seen. There are even a few that are not as easily seen but worth... More 

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