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Near Fort McDowell in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Canyon Lake

 
 
Canyon Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
1. Canyon Lake Marker
Inscription. Canyon Lake was formed following the construction of Mormon Flat Dam from 1923-25 by USDI, Bureau of Reclamation. Salt River Project manages the dam for water storage and power generation. Water stored in this reservoir is collected from the 13,000 square mile Salt River watershed. The Tonto National Forest was established in 1905 to protect much of this watershed, and also rehabilitate it.
 
Erected by Tonto National Forest.
 
Location. 33° 32.462′ N, 111° 26.937′ W. Marker is near Fort McDowell, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is on Apache Trail (Arizona Route 88 at milepost 208), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort McDowell AZ 85264, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Dutchman’s Inn (approx. 3.5 miles away); Goldfield Mining District (approx. 6.2 miles away); Bluebird Mine and Gift Shop (approx. 6.2 miles away); Ghost Town of Goldfield (approx. 6.2 miles away); Superstition Mountain Historical Society (approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker
Canyon Lake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
2. Canyon Lake Marker
also named Goldfield Mining District (approx. 7.2 miles away); Jacob Von Walzer (approx. 10.4 miles away); Dons's Camp (approx. 11.5 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Canyon Lake Vista image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
3. Canyon Lake Vista
Canyon Lake image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 3, 2010
4. Canyon Lake
View to the west from Arizona Route 88 at milepost 212.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 802 times since then and 132 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 5, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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