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Lyman Lake Locator Map

Elevation 6,000 feet  Fees

Contact the Park:
(928) 337-4441
Lyman Lake SP
P.O. Box 1428
St. Johns, AZ 85936
11 mi. S of St. Johns on Hwy 191

Mailing address:
HC 30 Box 35A
St. Johns, AZ 85936


Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Group: Day Use Areas Group: Camping Sites Camping Cabins Camping Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Dump Station Showers Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Fishing Swimming Boat Ramp Non-Motorized Watercraft Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 12 miles

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Park's Speed Code: 4224#


Park Entrance Fees:
Per Vehicle (1-4 Adults): $7.00
Individual/Bicycle: $3.00

Camping Fees:
Cabin Rental: $65
Electric, water, sewer site: $33
Electric/water site: $28
No Hookups: $20
Fee Schedule

Lyman Lake Park Rules

  • Camping only in designated areas.
  • Stay on established roads.
  • Obey speed limits.
  • No picnicking in campgrounds.
  • Leash law enforced.
  • Pick-up after all pets.
  • Quiet hours are 10 pm – 7 am.
  • No wood gathering.
  • Fire in rings or grills only.
  • Check out time for campers is 12 noon.
  • Check out time for cabins is 10 am.
  • It is unlawful to remove any plants, or animals, archaeological, geological, or
    historical objects.

Agency Rules & Regulations (Agency Rules)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Lyman Lake

Q: Do you take reservations for the campground?
A: Yes, we accept campground reservations. You may reserve campsites 24/7 for this park online Online Campground Reservations or for Camping Cabins. Site reservations are available by calling the Reservation Center at (520) 586-2283. You can call 7 days a week, from 8 am to 5 pm MST. There is a $5 non-refundable reservation fee per site.

Q: Is it safe to swim in the lake?
A: Yes it is safe to swim in the lake. The water tends to look cloudy or brown because the river continually brings silt down the mountain.

Q: Can you fish in the lake?
A: Yes. We have mostly catfish, largemouth bass, and walleye.

Q: Are there any hiking trails or things to do while staying in the park?
A: Yes. There are three trails of varying length. The most popular hike is the Petroglyph Trail. It wanders through a wide variety of Petroglyphs where it is easy to get a good, up close look at them. Petroglyphs are pictures carved into stone by members of ancient Native American cultures. Interpretive signs and downloadable guides explain the historic and cultural importance of the images.

Q: Can I use my personal watercraft on the lake?
A: Yes the lake has no size restrictions on boats, motors, or personal watercraft.

Q: Where is Lyman Lake?
A: Lyman Lake is located in far eastern Arizona, 11 miles south of St. Johns, and 18 miles north of Springerville-Eagar, on US Highways 180 & 191.

Q: How far from from Phoenix and Tucson is Lyman Lake?
A: Lyman Lake is approximately 240 miles from both cities.

Q: Does the park have hook-ups?
A: Yes. Presently we have 38 hook-up sites, with both 30 & 50 amps available.

Q: Do you allow pets?
A: Yes. Leash laws are enforced and owners must pick up after their pet.

Q: Do you have a store at the park?
A: Yes, it's open from 9 am – 5 pm. The store sells ice, milk, bread, sodas, ice cream, snacks, sundries, gifts, fishing licenses, bait, firewood and fuel (gas and diesel). Camping, Day Use and Annual passes are also available at the store.

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