What you need to know.LAKE OVERVIEW

Travel

Hard
70 miles from Downtown Phoenix. Narrow, cliff-side dirt roads.

Parking

Easy
A large, paved lot as well as several scatted shoreline parking options.

Costs

Inexpensive
As part of the Tonto National Forest, you must get a pass ($8) in advance.

Popularity

Least Popular
Due to driving distance and difficulty, this is a quiet haven.

Open Hours

Year-Round
Open year round. But must purchase pass from a Tonto Pass retailer.

Water Sports

Own The Lake
Water and jet ski in freedom. Lakes stays uncrowded year-round.

Camping

Options Galore
Nearby Burnt Corral Recreation site is the perfect place to post up.

Additional Activities

Seclusion
Less crowds means more fun waterskiing, camping, or hiking.

Ready to go waterskiing at Apache Lake?

The following vendor offers the boat and gear rentals you need to get on the water.