Stoneman Lake, Arizona
and surrounding areas
Stoneman Lake is one of only two lakes in Arizona that are truly natural, not
reservoirs created by dams (the other natural lake is Mormon Lake). 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      

  Raric Tank on the Coconino National Forest, Arizona     Indian Paintbrush and wild sunflowers at Apache Maid Mt., northern 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   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   Pronghorn antelope at Apache Maid Mt. on the Coconino National Forest, Arizona