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Aker Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Aker Lake, Arizona 85533, USA

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About Aker Lake

Aker Lake is located in the White Mountains southwest of Alpine, Arizona, off State Route 191. This lake is located in and administered by the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The lake is stocked with trout and grayling. Tiger salamanders are also found in Ackre Lake.

Attractions Near Aker Lake

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

The Apache and Sitgreaves National Forests, administered as one National Forest, encompass over two million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona. The major attractions are the Mogollon Rim and the string of man-made lakes. From the Rim's 7600-foot elevation, vista points provide inspiring views of the low country to the south and west. With its high elevation and cool summer breezes it is a popular weekend destination from the hot desert for Phoenix, Arizona, residents.

Bear Wallow Wilderness
Bear Wallow Wilderness9.86km from Aker Lake

The Bear Wallow Wilderness is an 11,080-acre wilderness area in eastern Arizona in the United States.[2] The wilderness, located in the Apache National Forest, is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. The area has been severely affected by the Wallow Fire of June 2011 which originated here. Bear Wallow Creek provides a habitat for the endemic and threatened Apache trout.

Blue Range Primitive Area
Blue Range Primitive Area16.89km from Aker Lake

The Blue Range Primitive Area is the last designated primitive area in the National Forest System. The Blue Range and the presidential recommendation additions together total 199,505 acres and by law are managed the same as congressionally designated wilderness. This is an area of rugged mountains, stark ridges and steep and deep canyons in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest against the New Mexico border.

Apache National Forest
Apache National Forest24.39km from Aker Lake

Apache National Forest was established by the U.S. Forest Service in Arizona and New Mexico with 1,302,711 acres from portions of Black Mesa National Forest. In 1974 the entire forest was administratively combined with Sitgreaves National Forest to create Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Drift Fence Lake
Drift Fence Lake28.96km from Aker Lake

Drift Fence Lake Campground is definitely a “be self-contained” campground. It’s a long way back if you forget anything here. The 16 acre lake itself is small but beautiful. Surrounded by Ponderosa and aspens. It is one of the iconic location for a trip and also there are so many other opportunities too.

Reservation Lake
Reservation Lake29.79km from Aker Lake

Reservation Lake is an approximately 300 acre body of water located just inside the eastern boundary of the White Mountain Apache Reservation in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona. This lake is not quite as accessible as the other lakes in the area. A 10 mile drive on a washboarded dirt road is necessary to get to Reservation Lake.

Where is Aker Lake

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Greenlee County
Greenlee County
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Greenlee County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. This was a land of dinosaurs and active volcano's. Then as time passed indigenous people settled, hunted and fished here for hundreds of years.