Photo by Geoff Gourley
Mormon Lake Lodge was built in 1924 next to Mormon Lake, named after Mormon settlers arrived in the area in the 1870s and founded several dairy farms. The lodge and lake are the centerpieces to the small Mormon Lake Village.
Depending on the amount of rainfall and snowfall, the lake’s shoreline can vary greatly. When the lake is full, it covers an area of 12 square miles, making it the largest freshwater lake in Arizona. It is an excellent place to fish, boat, windsurf, and bird watch. Water in the lake or not, Mormon Lake Lodge has recreational equipment for rent such as mountain bikes, snowmobiles, cross-country skis, even horses to ride.
After your adventures, head into the lodge for a visit to its famous cowboy steak house, where brands of local ranches have been burned into the log walls. Dairy Springs and Double Springs National Forest campgrounds are located nearby, too. There, in addition to developed campsites, you'll find excellent hiking trails that lead to panoramic overlooks of the lake and the surrounding area.
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Mormon Lake Lodge | 1991 Mormon Lake Rd. | Mormon Lake, AZ | (928) 354-2227 | www.mormonlakelodge.com
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