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Lake Mary

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Not quite what it used to be

Low water levels are even lower than the last time I was out for a drive. Still a good place to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wichita, Kansas
rocky shore and dirty water

drive out is okay, but the lake itself is a dissapointment no beaches and too many people... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cheryl S
Flagstaff, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Low water levels are even lower than the last time I was out for a drive. Still a good place to take a drive or pedal to, but it's not anything close to what it was - more land than water on the one side.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank k1d2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

drive out is okay, but the lake itself is a dissapointment no beaches and too many people. motorized boats should not be allowed.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Went to the lower side of Lake Mary. We could see the shore line where the lake was but was only a meadow. No water. So disappointed to see this. Also worrisome.

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Lake Mary is very low. From my observations and standing at the spillway it is about 30 feet low and VERY muddy. Visibility is less than 6 inches. I submerged a spinner lure and could not see it when it was 6 inches below the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Gary J
Reviewed August 27, 2018

There are supposedly 2 parts to Lake Mary, upper and lower. Lower Lake Mary is compiled of a dried up field of grass. Upper part of the so-called lake is a muddy dirty looking body of water I would neither swim nor fish in. Don't...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank RANDY V
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We drove from Tucson to Flagstaff the back way (8/9). Avoided I-10, I-17, Phoenix and traffic. Saw only spectacular scenery, and an open road. Along the way, we passed several bodies of water, including the two Lake Marys, the Upper Lake and the smaller Lower...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank NYU62
Reviewed July 29, 2018

If it’s a wet year then hiking around is nice to visit wildflowers and forest. If it’s s dry year I wouldn’t swim here...algae.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Pertty setting but the lake was very low they had a dry winter so the water level was down and a little muddy.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 358dustinf
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Unremarkable but quiet place to hide out for a day. Pretty when the wildflowers are in bloom. We camped and canoed here several times. National Forrest permit was required in 1980...not sure about now.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed January 3, 2018

You can enjoy the outdoor life at this lake. Good for Fishing and Boating. It has a Boating Dock near by

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Calizona63
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brenda y
November 20, 2017|
Response from David C |
where to get national forest permit so we can camp along the lake or camp grounds? Is there a benefit for 100% P.& T veterans? What are the fire restrictions?
April 8, 2017|
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Response from chf1202 | Reviewed this property |
if you are just visiting as a day trip I believe it is free. There are camping sites which require a fee.