Rose Canyon Lake For Tucson Fishing

Visit Rose Canyon Lake For Tucson Fishing In The Catalina Mountains

Free Information- Directions – And Map

Rose Canyon LakeRose Canyon Lake is a small lake covering only 7 acres.  Rose Canyon Lake is in the Catalina Mountains 29 miles Northeast of Tucson.  Follow Catalina Highway to milepost 17 to find the lake.

Rose Canyon Lake is a popular camping area and provides over 70 campsites. Fresh drinking water is available. 

The lake sits at an elevation around 7000 feet, so cool mornings and evenings are the norm. Dress in layers to stay comfortable throughout the day.

Ponderosa pines surround the lake along the slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Rainbow trout are stocked during the cooler months and larger “eating” fish are released in the lake  from early May through the end of June.

As water temperatures once again cool stocking usually starts in mid-September.  Stocking programs and fishing regulations for Rose Canyon lakes  are managed by Arizona Game and Fish.

The area is quite scenic as trees and rocky slopes are reflected in the lake’s waters.  Trails around Rose Canyon Lake provides opportunities for shutter bugs.  Bird watchers also find the area a full of species to watch.

There are many opportunities to just sit and relax so bring the picnic basket.

Rose Canyon Lake is stocked with Rainbow trout and the lake is open from April to October. 

Rose Canyon Lake Website With Map

Tucson Urban Fishing – Frequently Asked Questions

There are 5 lakes in the Tucson fishing program. In addition to Rose Canyon the lakes are;


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