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Rainbow Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Rainbow Lake, Arizona 85929, USA

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About Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake is a 116-acre manmade lake near the town of Pinetop-Lakeside in southern Navajo County, Arizona. The lake was created in 1903 when Mormon settlers dammed Walnut Creek, a tributary of the Little Colorado River, to impound water for irrigation. Rainbow Lake is mostly surrounded by homes, including the private HOA Shores at Rainbow Lake on the southeast side. It is a prominent recreational feature of the Pinetop-Lakeside area, known for its fishing, boating, and wildlife habitats.


Attractions Near Rainbow Lake

Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods1.11km from Rainbow Lake

Lake of the Woods is a census-designated place in Navajo County, Arizona, United States. The population was 4,094 at the 2010 census.

Lakeside Amusement Park
Lakeside Amusement Park3.17km from Rainbow Lake

Lakeside Amusement Park is a famly friendly amusement park in Denver, Colorado. Lakeside has rides for all ages. The park's lavish 150-foot Tower of Jewels, lit with 16,000 light bulbs, is a square campanile with Venetian and Moorish overtones. It retains some of its original Victorian decor, as well as the 1940s Streamline Moderne redesign by Richard Crowther.

Scott Reservoir
Scott Reservoir3.57km from Rainbow Lake

Scott Reservoir is an irrigation impoundment on Porter Creek near Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, USA. The least developed of the "in town" lakes, trees surround Scott Reservoir. It lies just outside the town limits on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.The lake is stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout in spring, early summer and fall, and it is occasionally stocked with channel catfish. There are also some largemouth bass.

Woodland Lake Park
Woodland Lake Park3.95km from Rainbow Lake

Located in the heart of Pinetop-Lakeside, Woodland Lake and the park surrounding it have been called the town's "Crown Jewel. In addition to trout fishing, the lake provides a host of other outdoor recreation opportunities. Woodland Lake lies on Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests property, just west of White Mountain Blvd. in Pinetop.

Mogollon Rim Trail
Mogollon Rim Trail4.06km from Rainbow Lake

This is a delightful hike through a healthy pine forest filled with great views from the Mogollon rim. It is a rugged escarpment that forms the southern limit of the Colorado Plateau. It extends across the entire forest and provides excellent views within Plateau Country and Desert Canyon Country as well.

Woodland Reservoir
Woodland Reservoir4.12km from Rainbow Lake

Woodland Reservoir is a cultural feature in Navajo County. It have been called the town's "Crown Jewel. In addition to trout fishing, the lake provides a host of other outdoor recreation opportunities. Woodland Lake lies on Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests property, just west of White Mountain Blvd. in Pinetop.

Where is Rainbow Lake

Discover More Attractions in Navajo County, Where Rainbow Lake Is Located

Navajo County
Navajo County
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Navajo County is in the northern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. It contains parts of the Hopi Indian reservation, the Navajo Nation, and Fort Apache Indian Reservation, one of the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in North America.

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