Ashurst Lake Campground
Ashurst Lake Campground

Ashurst Lake Campground

  • Hugging the lakeshore, the campsites at Ashurst Lake Campground are huddled in a picturesque stand of old juniper trees and pinyon pines. One of Ashurst Lake's most notable characteristics is its ability to hold a high water level in drought years. A graveled road to the lake and surrounding the lake provides convenient access for most passenger vehicles and bicycles. Rustic gravel and “two-track” roads in the area offer some great opportunities to mountain bike or hike into the surrounding juniper/ponderosa mixed forest for some wildlife viewing and open spaces. In addition to fishing and board sailing, the lake offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching during the spring waterfowl migration. For a special treat, look for white-faced ibises grazing in the shallows along with cinnamon teal, pintails, and other ducks. Bald eagles and osprey can also be seen in the area, along with a number of species of hawks and songbirds.

    Features

    • Bird Watching Bird Watching
    • Fishing Fishing
    • Grills Grills
    • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly

    Facilities

    Campground (25 total sites)

    Ashurst Lake Campground provides 25 single unit campsites with tables, fire rings, and cooking grills. Drinking water and vault toilets are provided in the campground. Many sites are lakeside and shaded by juniper and pinyon pines. The boat ramp is located on the lake's west side. A few things to note:

    • Tents, motor homes, and trailers up to 35 feet are permitted.
    • No utility hookups.
    • Pets must always be restrained or on a leash.
    • No horses allowed in the campground.
    • Motorbikes may only be used for entering or leaving campsite.
    • 14-day stay limit.