Becker Lake In
Location & Description. Becker Lake is located two miles northwest of Springerville AZ in the Arizona White Mountains off the west side of Highway 60. The lake is categorized as a trophy Rainbow Trout lake. It is surrounded by the 622-acre Becker Wildlife area where wintering bald eagles can often be seen. Built in 1880, the lake is one of the oldest reservoirs in the White Mountains. It sits at an elevation of 6,910 feet. See the White Mountains Weather Page.
Lake Size. 107 surface acres at full capacity with an average depth of about 10 feet and a maximum depth of about 21 feet.
Fish Variety. Becker Lake is stocked with sub-catchable Rainbow Trout twice per year with the intent of achieving catchable size by the following spring. The lake also has Brown Trout that migrate from the Little Colorado River.
Fishing. Fishing is permitted all year. From October 1 through May 24 you can only fish with artificial flies and lures. Shore fishing produces little results. Boats and float tubes are the best approach. Bag limit is two trout for licensed angler and 1 trout per unlicensed anglers under 14.
Boating. Boat motors are restricted to electric and 10 HP gas motors or less.
Camping, Hiking & Amenities. Becker Lake has a boat ramp, dirt parking lot and restroom. There are two hiking trails through the wildlife area. Camping is not permitted.
Becker Lake Wildlife Area. Becker Lake is within the Becker Wildlife Area which has two hiking trails. Lakeview Trail is a 1-mile loop along the western edge of the lake. It leads to an observation platform overlooking the marshy end of the lake where migratory birds can be observed. River Walk Trail is a half-mile trail along the Little Colorado River where wildlife is often seen including mule deer. The surrounding grasslands hold herds of Pronghorn Antelope.
Directions To Becker Lake. Two miles northwest of Springerville, off US Highway 60.