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Blue Ridge Reservoir

  • Fall at the Blue Ridge Reservoir
  • Enjoying the mountain weather and some fishing
  • Great day for a kayak trip


  • This beautiful reservoir is located in a narrow canyon surrounded by forest.
  • Fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking and wildlife watching are popular activities in the area.
  • It's remote location means visitors can experience solitude even during the summer season.

Blue Ridge Reservoir


The Blue Ridge Reservoir is located in a canyon on the Mogollon Rim and is one of the most beautiful reservoirs in the area. The narrow reservoir is surrounded by trees and is a perfect setting for outdoor activities. Fishermen come to the area for rainbow, brown and brook trout, all of which are stocked by the Game and Fish Department. There is a boat ramp and boats are limited to small motors up to 10 horsepower. Hikers and mountain bikers will find a variety of trails in the area while casual visitors will enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Or get out on the water in a canoe or kayak. At 6,700 feet elevation, this high country area is a great summer getaway without large crowds. 
Blue Ridge Reservoir is located about halfway between Flagstaff and Payson near the small town of Happy Jack. The Rock Crossing campground is open from Memorial Day weekend to mid-autumn and is about five miles from the reservoir. It contains 32 single campsites and two double sites, each with table, fire rings and cooking grills. Water and vault toilets are available. To reach the reservoir, drive 55 miles south of Flagstaff to Clints Well on Forest Highway 3 (Lake Mary Road). Turn northeast (left) about 4 miles on AZ 87 to FR 751 (unpaved) then southeast about 6 more miles to the reservoir. The route is paved except for Forest Road 751, which is gravel and suitable from cars except in bad weather. The forest road is closed in winter and the reservoir is inaccessible during the winter season. 

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Come visit us! Rock Crossing Campgroun, Happy Jack, AZ - 86024,US

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