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Mar 29, 2015
“It's a little reservoir outside of town.”
Oct 21, 2014
“Lovely Spot for a Picnic Lunch”
Filled with the mysteries and customs of the local Raramuri local people, this region offers visitors hiking, horseback riding and guided river tours.
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Reviewed March 29, 2015

Depending on how you look at it, it's either a very nice reservoir, or an OK lake. The rocks in the area around the lake are attractive. If you have nothing else to do in Creel you don't want to miss this small excursion.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Todd2PS
Reviewed October 21, 2014

The lake is beautiful and has paddle boats if you are feeling energetic. The washrooms are relatively clean. Very pleasant place to spend a few hours to rest and hang out.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank sandyinchapala
Reviewed August 24, 2014

I didn't found this quite amusing, it's a normal lake like all the others, but it was part of my tour so it was ok

Date of experience: March 2014
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Wow! This lake at first glance does not seem very big but it really is. It is shaped like a horse shoe so that's the reason it doesn't seem that big. You have to walk down from the highway if you want to touch the...More

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank mibaba4
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This lake is beautiful to take pictures. We were there for approx 20 minutes because it was very cold. But the scenery was beautiful our guide showed us pictures of the lake a few weeks before covered in snow!

Date of experience: March 2013
Thank vhamnett
Reviewed January 16, 2013

We utilized Three Amigos tour company for the typical tour out of Creel, and mostly enjoyed everything. The only problem with the portion that drove by Arareco lake was that we went to a very unscenic area, which looked like a drying up lake bed,...More

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We only spent a small amount of time in the area but would have loved to have had more time to explore. A serene peaceful quiet spot

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank TaupoSheryll
Reviewed January 16, 2006

I did a 2 hour trip from Best Western Lodge at Creel with 3 other people and we visited this lake. It is a reservior for the area. It's pretty but nothing outstanding.

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