Lonesome Lake

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Lonesome Lake, named after its marshy watering hole midway along the trail, has abundant camping.  Camping is free but limited to 14 consecutive days and must be within 300 feet of the road. The road has minor ruts and potholes and ends at a powerline.  The trail beyond has been abandoned but seems to be used by ATVs. 

The cool summer temperatures make the Mogollon Rim a popular camping destination.  The campsites range from single tent to large group size.  Most have flat ground and a fire ring. Ravens, squirrels, and elk share the vast Ponderosa pine forest and often make appearances near camp.