Stoneman Lake, Arizona
and surrounding areas inlcuding Apache Maid Mt.
Stoneman Lake is one of only three lakes in Arizona that are truly natural, not
reservoirs created by dams (the other natural lakes are Mormon and Ashurst).
Unfortunately, though, droughts in recent years have caused Stoneman Lake to
almost completely dry up. However, heavy monsoon rains in the summer of 2021
spurred the growth of grass and wild sunflowers that created a beautiful yellowish-
green ring around the lake. Other photos on this page were taken on the Coconino
National Forest somewhere between Stoneman Lake and Apache Maid Mt., which
is four miles to the southwest. The entire area is at the low edge of the high
country where pines mix with junipers and antelope roam in great meadows.


    Stoneman Lake, Arizona   Willow Lake on the edge of Prescott, Arizona      

    Wildflowers at Maid Tank near the base of Apache Maid Mt., Arizona.   Raric Tank on the Coconino National Forest, Arizona    

  Wildflowers and agave on the Coconino National Forest, Arizona   Wildflowers and agaves near Stoneman Lake, Arizona   Water at the foot of Apache Maid Mt. at sunset on the Coconino National Forest, northern Arizona   Indian Paintbrush and wild sunflowers at Apache Maid Mt., northern Arizona

    Maid Pond at the foot of Apache Maid Mt. on the Coconino National Forest, northern Arizona   Pronghorn antelope at Apache Maid Mt. on the Coconino National Forest, Arizona