One of the best fishing lakes in the White Mountains, Big Lake has an average depth of around nine metres, with the majority of fish species being predominately trout. Fishing is best in April and May, though the lake is open from April to December.
There are over 200 camping sites surrounding the lake, as well as picnic tables, showers and restrooms. Boats are accessible via one of the lakeÃ¢ÂÂs two ramps, though motors are restricted to 10hp.
Big Lake sits within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, around 42 kilometres south of the towns of Springerville and Eagar. It should be noted that there is no access to the lake during the winter time.