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Lake Takalai - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Lake Takalai, Arizona 85550, USA

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About Lake Takalai

Lake Takalai is a reservoir in Arizona and has an elevation of 817 metres. It is situated nearby to Elgo Dam, and northeast of Sevenmile Wash. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area and also there are so many things to see and do.

Attractions Near Lake Takalai

San Carlos Reservoir
San Carlos Reservoir21.47km from Lake Takalai

San Carlos Lake was formed by the construction of the Coolidge Dam and is rimmed by 158 miles (254 km) of shoreline. The lake is located within the 3,000-square-mile San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation. Because of irrigation needs, the water level at the lake sometimes is low enough to kill its self-sustaining fish, but during wet years, the water can overtop Coolidge Dam. Since construction of the dam, the lake has been nearly empty at least 20 times, and has been full only three times.

San Carlos Lake
San Carlos Lake22.46km from Lake Takalai

San Carlos is one of eight lakes with desert surroundings created by damming rivers in the hills around Phoenix, and like the others, it has quite a dramatic setting. The lake is located within the 3,000-square-mile San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, and is thus subject to tribal regulations.Jet-skiing, water skiing, and boating are also allowed.

Sevenmile Mountains
Sevenmile Mountains24.35km from Lake Takalai

The Sevenmile Mountains are a mountain range in central Gila County in the U.S. state of Arizona. The range has a maximum elevation of 6,629 ft and a prominence of 989 ft. The high point and the northwestern tip of the range is in the Tonto National Forest and is open to free range hiking. The southern end of the range that is inside the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation should only be hiked with permission from the Reservation.

Coolidge Dam
Coolidge Dam24.44km from Lake Takalai

Coolidge Dam is a concrete multiple dome and buttress dam located on the Gila River in Arizona, United States. It was opened in the 1930s to provide irrigation water for the surrounding region. The dam is 249 feet tall and 580 feet long and impounds the waters of the Gila River to form San Carlos Reservoir.

Round Mountain Park
Round Mountain Park31.47km from Lake Takalai

Round Mountain Park is located at the end of South St. from Highway 60. Round Mountain is home to 5 different hiking loops. From beginner to expert, there is something for everyone, from a leisurely walk or jog, to long distance and rocky terrain that will challenge even the most accomplished hikers.

Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum
Besh-Ba-Gowah Museum31.78km from Lake Takalai

Besh-Ba-Gowah is a 200-room prehistoric Salado masonry pueblo located atop a broad ridge overlooking Pinal Creek. This beautiful Museum offers a chance to explore the ruins and artifacts of the Salado Indians who inhabited the area from A.D. 1225 to A.D.1400. Its architecture consists of multi-storied, masonry room block clusters connected by long, narrow corridors or elongated plazas.

Where is Lake Takalai

Discover More Attractions in Graham County, Where Lake Takalai Is Located

Graham County
Graham County
27 attractions

Graham County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state. Today, the area's natural wonders attract city dwellers seeking adventure and relaxation - backpacking through Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness, hiking alongside Bonita Creek, floating down the Gila River, fishing on Roper Lake, or relaxing in natural mineral hot springs.