AUGUST 27, 2014
Take a mini-vacation at Luna Lake Recreation Area on the Alpine Ranger District
SPRINGERVILLE – Take a mini-vacation at the Luna Lake Recreation Area on the Alpine Ranger District. Directions from Alpine: Drive five miles east on US Highway 180 and turn north (left) on Forest Road 570 just east of Luna Lake. This graveled all-weather road leads first to the day use area, marina, trailhead, and then one mile to the campground.
Luna Lake Recreation Area has great fishing, first rate mountain scenery and a non-motorized trail system open to horse, bicycle and pedestrian travel. The day use area features a boat launch, plenty of parking, a fishing pier, accessible trail, and picnic area. There are no fees for the day use area and it is open from sunrise to sunset.
The rustic campground is located in a relatively open stand of ponderosa pines within easy walking distance of Luna Lake. The campground features fifty single unit sites with tables, fire rings, and cooking grills that accommodate trailers and motorhomes up to 32 feet length. Utility hookups are not available, and only two motorized vehicles are permitted per site.
The group campground features two (2) double sites (up to 20 people) and one (1) accessible group site, which holds up to 120 people. Reservations at the campground or group campground can be made at www.recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777. There are first-come-first-serve sites at the campground, but the group sites are by reservation only.
The US Forest Service wants visitors to the ASNFs to enjoy their time on the forests, and encourages visitors planning a trip to the area to “Know Before You Go”!
The ASNFs experience large rain events this time of year. For information on road/trail conditions, contact the Alpine Ranger District at 928-339-5000 or go to our website: www.fed.usa.gov/asnf. Forecast weather conditions can be found at the National Weather Service webpage www.nws.noaa.gov.
Residents and visitors are asked to be aware of wildfire conditions in our area and take appropriate prevention measures. Remember, one less spark means one less wildfire.