Surface elevation : 7,560 ft (2,300 m)
Bear Canyon Lake is a lake built by Arizona Game and Fish Department for angler recreation. Bear Canyon Lake consists of 60 acres (24 ha) with a maximum depth of 50 feet (15 m). It lies at 7,560 feet (2,300 m). Bear Canyon Lake is located nearly an hour’s drive northeast of Payson, Arizona. Access is restricted in the winter when roads are closed due to snow, generally November to late April.