Tsaile Lake Navajo Nation Department of Fish and Wildlife

Tsaile Lake, one of the larger Navajo Reservation lakes, is abundant with trout and catfish, and is particularly good for fly-fishing. So pull on those water waders, tie on your best lure, and cast away.

History & Nature

Behind Diné College, at the intersection of Navajo Route 7 and the Lukachukai-Window Rock road, Tsaile Lake was constructed as a flood control dam at the head of Canyon Del Muerto. It now also serves as a fishing spot and is teeming with trout and catfish.

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Things to Do

If you have a fishing pole and tackle box, then you’re all set for this lake. Be aware that heavy weeds may impede shore fishing, so fly fishing is more feasible. You’ll find cut-throat, rainbow, and brook trout, along with a few catfish tugging at your line throughout the lake.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Camping is allowed by permit along the shore of this 270-acre lake. However, no facilities or improved campsites are available, so come prepared. Especially remember to bring your own firewood.

Hours & Pricing

One-day Fishing Permit: $7

Three-day Fishing Permit: $15

Watercraft Permit: $18

For hours please visit the website.


For More Information

(928) 871-6450

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