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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


Facilities available at Lyman Lake State Park.

Lyman Lake StoreVisitor Center Gift Shop Visitor Center & Gift Shop

The Visitor Center is the Lyman Lake Market. Hours may vary during different seasons, contact the park for current times. The Lyman Lake Market sells Day Use and Camping permits, Hunting and Fishing licenses plus ice, drinks and grocery items. The store carries supplies for camping, boating and fishing to include bait and tackle. Books, toys, gift items, collectables and clothing are also featured. Firewood, propane and gasoline are also available.

If Visitor Center is closed:

Campers:  If you have a reservation, proceed to your campsite.  We will contact you during the day with your tags.  If you do not have a reservation, chose a site that is not reserved. You may either return to the office when it is open or utilize the self-pay option for one (1) night.  The self-pay station is located at the Visitor Center / Store. Maps and self-pay envelopes are provided at the station.

Day Use: Utilize the Self-Pay Station. Envelopes and maps are located at the station. Price is $7.00 per vehicle.

Restrooms Restrooms

This park has modern, handicap accessible restrooms with hot water and flush toilets. Restrooms in the Cabin and Camping areas have showers. Use of showers and restrooms are included in the Camping and Day Use fee permits.

Group Day Use Areas Group: Day Use Areas

Group Ramada: 1,089 sq. ft. ramada located in the day use area with 8 picnic tables. It has a large central barbecue pit/grill, electric outlets, lights, water spigots, and horseshoe pits. Restrooms and a store are close-by. This area can accommodate large groups. Check out time is 10 pm. A non-refundable reservation fee of $5.00 plus a $25 facility use fee is required. Day use park entrance fees are in addition to the reservation fee. There is a minimum of 6 paid entrance fees per day to reserve this area.

Pointe Ramada: 289 sq. ft. picnic ramada located near the swimming beach, close to the store, with 2-3 picnic tables, a barbecue grill, fire ring, and restrooms. Check out time is 10 pm. A non-refundable reservation fee of $5.00 plus a $15 facility use fee is required. Day use park entrance fees are in addition to the reservation fee.

Store Ramada: 256 sq. ft. picnic ramada located just west of the store has 1 picnic table, a barbecue grill, and access to the nearby playground and restrooms. Check out time is 10 pm. A non-refundable reservation fee of $5.00 plus a $15 facility use fee is required. Day use park entrance fees are in addition to the reservation fee.

Group Camping Areas Group: Camping Sites

Group reservations can be made up to one year in advance. To make group reservations call the park directly.

A minimum of either 6 Day Use permits or 6 Basic campsites must be paid for when making the reservation.

Camping Group Building: 1,128 sq. ft., fully enclosed building with two restrooms, a storage room, indoor/outdoor lighting, electrical outlets, water, a cement patio with a large barbecue grill, picnic tables, heater, evaporative cooler, fire pit, boat dock, fishing area and swimming cove. The area has 8 folding tables (8' long, seats 6-8 guests), 50 folding chairs and 25 padded chairs. There are 8 picnic tables outside on the patio of the Camping Group Building. The area is fenced off from the rest of the park. Tent camping sites: $20.00 per night, water/electric sites: $27.00 per night, or full hook up sites: $30.00 per night (water, sewer, and electric) are available for overnight camping. No hot water or showers are available at the building, but use of the campground showers is allowed. Check out time is 2 pm. A non-refundable reservation fee of $5.00 plus a $60 facility use fee is required. Day use park entrance fees are in addition to the reservation fee. There is a minimum requirement of 6 paid camping units per night to reserve this area.

Cabins Camping Cabins at Lyman Lake SP

Camping ReservationsCamping Cabin 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. You may also reserve Camping Cabins 24/7 for this park online Online Campground Reservations

Camping CabinsLyman Lake Camping CabinEight camping cabins are available by reservation. Each cabin has a view of Lyman Lake with covered porches and comfortable features. Cabins are furnished with 2 to 4 single, bunk style beds with mattresses, a table or bar counter, 4 chairs, electricity, light, heat, air conditioning, and a lockable door. Campers must supply their own linens. Cabins are accessible by car and RV and equipped with water and electric hook-ups outside. Picnic tables and charcoal grills make for a well-equipped outdoor setting. Restrooms and showers are within walking distance. Cabins sleep up to four people, with a maximum capacity of six people. (Learn about other parks with Camping Cabins)

Reservation Policy and Fees:

  • Cabin Fee: $65 per night.
  • Reservations are confirmed by receipt of an application and approval of a credit card (Visa/Mastercard only). Full payment is required at booking.
  • Rental rates are charged per night. 14 nights maximum stay length in any 30-day period.
  • Reservations may be made up to 365 days in advance.
  • Two nights minimum stay on weekends. 
  • Pets must be declared upon reservation. There is a pet charge of $5.00 per cabin per day.
  • Smoking and cooking are prohibited in cabins. Fires are limited to barbecue grilles and the fire pit.
  • Furniture must remain inside cabin.
  • Cabin guest must ensure that the cabin is left clean and undamaged. Cleaning and damage fees will be billed to the credit card on file. 
  • Damage fees will be assessed to cover the total cost of repairs.
  • Vehicles: Each vehicle must display a permit on the rear view mirror of their vehicle indicating payment of fees. Maximum 2 vehicles per cabin. RVs also requiring hook-ups (water and electric) are charged the standard overnight fee.
  • Cabin Occupancy: The rental party must comprise at least 1 person 18 years of age or older. Occupancy is a maximum of 4 adults not to exceed 6 persons total, including children.
  • Tents: There is a tent fee of $15.00 per night. The tent must be declared upon reservation. The tent must be placed within 10 feet of the cabin.
  • Check in time is 3 pm. Check out time is 10 am.
  • All other policies governing Arizona State Parks shall apply.

For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions

Camping Sites Electric RV Sites Non Electric RV Sites Camping & RV Sites

Camping ReservationsSite 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. You may also reserve campsites 24/7 for this park online Online Campground Reservations

56 available sites. 38 hookup sites (13 include sewer) and 18 non-hookup sites. There is no limit on maximum RV length.

There is a $15.00 per night fee for second vehicles. Fee will be paid upon arrival at the park. Fee does not apply to vehicles towed behind a primary vehicle when the primary vehicle remains at the site and the towed vehicle is used for transportation.

For cancellation policy see Reservation Policies: Terms & Conditions

Dump Station Dump Station

A dump station is available with payment of the $15 fee or at no extra fee to registered campers.

Showers Showers

Showers are available in the campgrounds and Cabin restrooms.

Picnic Areas/Shelters Picnic Areas/Shelters

There are 16 Picnic Areas with shaded ramadas located at the Day Use area and the Trailhead area for day use visitors.

Hiking Hiking Trails

Peninsula Petroglyph Trail: This 1/4-mile self-guided trail is accessible from the campground and is open during daylight hours every day. The trail requires a mild climb. A number of petroglyphs (pictures carved on stone) and interpretive signs are easily visible from the trail. This trail connects to several loop trails totaling approximately a mile and ½ of additional trail around the edge and top of the hill.

Buffalo Trail: This trail is approximately 2 miles in length. It is named for a group of bison that were kept near the front entrance in the past. The trail has trailheads located at the park entrance and on the north and south end of the “C” Campground. This hike requires accessing some steep, vertical inclines and steps.

Pointe Trail: This short trail is approximately 1 mile long. It starts at the north end of the Day Use area and joins two loops on top of the hill that overlooks the pointe near the Group Use Area. Moderate inclines and some steps are found at the beginning of this trail.

Fishing Fishing

Anglers can catch largemouth bass, catfish, carp and walleye at the park. Visitors may purchase a fishing license at the Store.

A valid Arizona fishing license is required for anglers 10 years and older. Licensing information is available online at Arizona Game & Fish, or purchase a fishing license at a local dealer.

Swimming Swimming

This park has a desginated swimming area with no lifeguard on duty. Swimming is taken at your own risk. The Swimming beach is located between the store and the petroglyph trail. No boating or fishing is allowed in the swim area.

Boat Ramp Canoeing Motorized & Non-Motorized Watercraft

There are two boat ramps at the park. One has a double wide lane, the other is a single lane. There are no restrictions on boat sizes. Sail Boats and Sailboarder may take the opportunity afforded by light winds travelling down the valley. Personal Watercraft and Jet Skis are commonly launched from shore or ramp. Skiing may be done in the center of the lake and on the northwest end. Canoes, kayaks, and other non-motorized watercraft may launch at either boat ramp or from shore.

Wildlife Viewing Wildlife Viewing

Birds that can be spotted at the park include raptors such as Bald and Golden Eagles, Osprey, and several kinds of Hawks. Egrets, Great Blue Heron, Black Ibis, Canadian Geese, Sandpiper and Curlew maybe seen wading the shore. On the water, you will find Western Grebe, Mergansers, Mallards and a variety of seasonal ducks. Mountain Bluebirds, Wrens, Mourning Doves and Ravens will also be seen around the park.

Reptiles found in the park include the Plateau Striped Whiptail and Sagebrush Lizard, Garter Snake, Bull Snake.

Amphibians may be found seasonally. These may include the Colorado River Toad and the Spade Foot Toad.

Mammals that may frequent the park are Ground Squirrels, Cottontail Rabbits, Jackrabbits, Raccoon, Coyotes, Skunks, Bobcats, and Deer. Packrats and Field Mice live here too.

Fish that may be caught in the lake are most commonly Largemouth Bass and Catfish. Walleye may be caught in deeper water and Carp are often seen searching the shallows when they feed. Crappie have also been reported.

Insects include the occasional Butterfly, Wasps, Bees, Ants, Beetles and Centipedes.

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