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Seneca Lake is located north of Globe on Highway 60 in the northwestern portion of the Reservation and is managed as both a warm-water and cool-water fishery.

Nearby Seneca Falls is truly amazing.  Seneca Falls affords views of a beautiful waterfall and basalt canyon walls. It is a great place to take the kids for a swim in the summer.

Also, Seneca Lake offers warm - and cold-water fishing for bass, catfish, sunfish and trout. There is a boat launch and fishing piers. You’ll need a permit from the tribe.

  • Check for latest permit costs at the Recreation & Wildlife Department in San Carlos

  • Permit required for fishing, hunting, or special-use

  • Family permits include parents and children 18 and under

  • Visitors to the Black and Salt Rivers or Bear Wallow Creek must have a special permit

  • No permit is needed for driving through on US 60, US 70, Road 800 to San Carlos, or Road 500 to Coolidge Dam

  • Black and Salt River permit may be used for fishing in those rivers or Bear Wallow Creek; special permit fees per day for ages 12 and up

  • Boat permits are issued on a daily or per calendar year basis; a combined fishing and boat permit can be purchased for a full calendar year

  • Water-skiing/personal watercraft permits are also available for annual access; free if under age 12 with a permit-holding adult

One-day permits are good for 24 hours, from midnight to midnight.


For More Info

San Carlos Recreation and Wildlife Department
PO Box 97
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2343

Fish Species

Trophy Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish and Red-ear Sunfish are availbale for anglers during the warmer summer months with Rainbow and Brown Trout regularly stocked during the cooler Fall and Winter months. 

Fishing Strategy

Let your fly sink about 15-20 seconds using a type II sinking line. 

Boating Options

The 27-acre lake has a boat ramp and several fishing piers.

Camping Options

No camping places near by.


Call the San Carlos Recreation and Wildlife Department  for directions to this lake.  (928) 475-2343

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