Rainbow Lake, Arizona

Here at Rainbow Lake Retreat, we like to call Rainbow Lake, “Our Lake,” because of the fact we have no houses across the lake from us at our end of Rainbow Lake. That means you and your family have completely unobstructed views of the lake and surrounding forest, making Rainbow Lake Retreat an extremely tranquil and relaxing vacation cabin rental for you and your family.

Our Lake was actually made by Mormon settlers in 1903 when they damned nearby Walnut Creek which is a tributary of the Little Colorado River. It’s 116 acres, has an average depth of 7 feet and a maximum depth of 14 feet. The White Mountains of Arizona have some of the best fishing in the country and Rainbow Lake is no exception. Plus it’s easy to fish at Rainbow Lake Retreat from our home’s fishing dock.

Fish in Rainbow Lake

The lake is stocked with rainbow trout in the spring and early summer. Please note that a state fishing license is required for anybody age 14 and older.

Other Fun Activities on Our Lake

Besides fishing from a boat or our dock, there are lots of other fun activities you and your family can enjoy when you rent Rainbow Lake Retreat for your vacation. In the spring and summer you can take advantage of the cabin’s paddleboat or kayaks and in the winter months you and the kids can go sledding or take a hike on snowshoes and explore the lake after a fresh snowfall.

Rainbow Lake Retreat comes equipped with:

  • Paddleboat
  • Kayaks
  • Snowshoes
  • Sleds
  • Additional boats can be rented from Rainbow’s End Resort.
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There’s lots to do at Rainbow Lake, even if you don’t want to go anywhere. From fishing in the warmer months to snowsports and sledding when it’s cold, our lake here at Rainbow Lake Retreat has it all. You might even catch a glimpse of a bald eagle from the back deck.

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