I need to go camping

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    White Horse Lake was nice back in 1986 (last time I was there) but it looks pretty developed now and maybe even overused. There are some spectacular hikes to the rim of nearby Sycamore Canyon.
     
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    I don't know of much water up there outside of white horse lake and the reservoir in williams. Dogtown lake too.

    I know a few people who grew up there and we used to camp a spot that they called the "lily pads". Real nice, wooded area with a swimming hole and waterfalls at certain times of the year. It is somewhere on south road, or at least thats what they all call the road. Not sure if that is the actual name. Its the main road in the middle of williams that heads off into the mountains.
     
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    Nice. Still haven't picked a place to go. Haven't really had time to look....or even officially take the days off. Got my truck working though.

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    Last minute camping trip. Flagstaff area. Suggestions? Drive up camping, forest preferred.
     
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    I've never camped Flagstaff, Williams once and it's a good spot but I don't know where it is. The locals there call it the Lily ponds. There are pools and the right time of year, waterfalls

    Not camping but I recommend the Flagstaff lava tubes. Wear good shoes and bring flashlights or headlamps

    While searching something else today I noted something about a hot spring by lake Mary I believe. Maybe it was mead. Not sure.

    There are a lot of volcano trails like sunset crater I haven't done yet but really want to.

    Good luck

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    Sorry, I have spent a surprisingly small amount of time in the Flag area. I am, however, planning a trip next weekend and am considering Dogtown Reservoir. My brother told me about it and said it was really nice.
     
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    Thanks for the tip!

    Ended up pitching camp about a mile or two from White Horse Lake. We were trying to go down to JD Dam, but just got tired of driving.

    Nothing but the trees and stars. Kids had a blast; no one was around. It was cold at night (duh) but nice during the day. Plenty of wood to scavenge for fire. Will definitely go back; need to plan better next time.
     
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    Did you visit the lake? I just looked it up on maps and you can see rocks in it, must be really shallow or just was when that photo was taken.
     
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    turns out google street view has taken photos of it. Pretty small lake:
     
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    I didn't. I drove down there but the road between the forest service road I was on and the lake was closed (for no apparent reason - it was 100 feet to the lake and the road was fine, the other road was open but I would have had to drive a fair amount to get to it).

    The kids were more than content to explore the forest and to help with camp.
     
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    Part two - 3 day hiking trip planned for Mt. Charleston in 2 weeks - west of the peak (most everything is east of the peak).
     
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