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Lyman Lake State Park

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Ranked #567 of 1,296 Attractions in Arizona
Type: State Parks
Activities: Water-skiing, Viewing wildlife
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135 reviews 135 reviews
18 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
32 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Lyman Lake, located in eastern Arizona’s St. John’s, becomes lower by the day due to a dry season. The lake continues to lose up to two feet per day according to the State Park’s Ranger. From the bank I notice a couple of water skier’s gliding through the shallow water below. Near-empty Lyman leaves wide-open waters to those occupying the... More

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