Scholz Lake, Arizona
Scholz Lake is not very big but it's one of the most pristine lakes you're
going to find in the greater Flagstaff/Williams region of northern Arizona.
A dirt road will get you within a quarter-mile of the water but the shoreline
itself is refreshingly free of roads, campgrounds, restooms, docks and other
unsightly development. I don't focus on wildlife but Scholz Lake is also a great
place to see birds including Ospreys, Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons (the
north half of the lake is closed from Feb. 1 to Aug 1. to protect nesting birds).