Overview: Located west of Greer, Horseshoe Cienega Lake is accessed via Highway 260 and is at an elevation of 8,000 feet. There are several family camp units available. There is safe drinking water along with fishing and boating activities. The managed Season is April to November. A store and boat rentals are available in season. Trailers are accommodated. Stays are limited to 10 days. Horseshoe Cienega Lake has areas for the physically challenged to fish and enjoy their vacation. This is a fee area and permits are required from the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
Horseshoe Cienega Lake is 121 acres at and elevation of 8,100 ft, located 18 miles east of Pinetop off Arizona 260. The lake is visible from the highway. This horseshoe shaped "cienega"; or meadow was transformed into a lake in the mid-1960s. It has become one of the most popular reservation fishing lakes and has given up the state record for brown trout at 16 lbs. 7 oz.
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