Blue Ridge Reservoir Report

Blue Ridge Reservoir - Payson, AZ (Coconino County)

by Arizona Game & Fish Department

At Blue Ridge/C.C. Cragin Reservoir, road access is open to the lake but typically closes sometime during the fall; check with the Mogollon Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest prior to heading to the lake. Blue Ridge campground is closed for the winter. Reservoir elevation 6,673.09 feet, current volume is at 5,613 acre feet or 37% full and dropping on 10/18/2022. Launching a boat becomes more difficult as the reservoir drops. Be cautious of floating logs and debris while launching a boat and navigating the reservoir. Small lures, particularly spinners in black, brown, silver, and gold should also produce well. Anglers have had recent success trolling small lures from a boat. Trout will become more active during the fall. The harvest of green sunfish and bullhead catfish in C.C. Cragin is unlimited. Please be respectful of others while launching and retrieving your boat. It is a narrow boat launch, so please do not loiter or crowd the launch.

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