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Dogtown Lake

  • Picnic at the lake
  • Just the right campsite
  • Sunny day at Dogtown Lake


  • This local fishing lake got its name from the prairie dog towns that were prevalent in the area.
  • The lake is surrounded by pines and has a great view of Bill Williams Mountain.
  • Fishing, canoeing, hiking and camping are popular activities here.

Dogtown Lake


Dogtown Lake got its name from the many prairie dog towns that once dotted the area. Although you won't find as many of the little critters now, you will find a nice fishing lake surrounded by pine trees. The lake is stocked with rainbow and brown trout, crappie and channel catish. A boat ramp facilitates fishermen (electric motors only) and a nearby campground is a great place to camp in the warm summer months. If you tire of fishing or just want to enjoy the scenery, take the 1.8 mile Dogtown Lake Trail with a scenic overlook of the area from Davenport Hill.  Or bring a canoe and paddle the lake at a leisurely pace. 

The campground is approximately 6.5 miles south and east of Williams with a fine view of Bill Williams Mountain. From Williams, go south on Fourth Street (Forest Road 173) for 3.5 miles to Forest Road 140, left on FR 140 for 3 miels to FR 132. Go left on FR 132 to the Lake. The roads are paved or gravel and suitable for cars. The campground is open from May through September and sites are $20 per night. 



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Come visit us! 1250 S Pine Top Dr, Williams, AZ - 86046,US

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