Aker Lake

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Nestled deep in the White Mountains, Aker Lake is a small slice of fishing and overlanding heaven. There's plenty of camping along the approximately four miles of trail. The real gem here is Aker Lake. Very little is known about the dam that created Aker Lake. Located approximately 8800 feet above sea level, Aker Lake provides fishing for enthusiasts using artificial lures and barbless hooks. It is a catch-and-release only lake. The lake is stocked annually with both Apache and Arctic Grayling trout. A valid Arizona fishing license is required. This area is popular with hunters, so Game and Fish officers frequently visit the lake. There are no facilities at the lake. However, there is dispersed camping located close to the lake, letting you walk to the lake and start fishing as soon as you arrive. You will likely have the lake to yourself should you decide to camp. The area is rich with wildlife, and spotting deer and hearing elk bugles is not uncommon. The trail is 25 miles south of Aspen, directly west of Highway 191.