It is stocked with Rainbow Trout two times a year, in the spring and the fall. Chevelon is a blue ribbon lake and well known for its trophy size fish. Make sure you have your trout stamp on your fishing license and pack a variety of flies because live bait is prohibited at Chevelon Canyon Lake.
Chevelon Canyon Lake is in a very remote area in a deep canyon. The drive is entirely on unpaved forest road that leads to a parking area. After parking at Chevelon you have to carry your items; like a canoe, fishing or camping gear almost a mile down a steep road to get to the edge of the water.
Rest assured, Chevelon is one lake in Arizona that is never crowded. 🙂
This lake sets at an elevation just over 6,300 feet.
Chevelon Creek flows into Chevelon Canyon Lake. The surface area of this northern Arizona lake is 208 acres and average depth is just under 40 feet. Some sections of the lake can reach 80 feet deep.
During your visit to this gorgeous Chevelon Canyon area you may stumble upon some of the oldest ancient petroglyphs in the southwestern US. So far there are over 4,000 rock drawings in Chevelon Canyon that have been studied and documented.
A large amount of the petroglyphs are unique to Chevelon Canyon only and date as far back as 3,000 B.C.