Cataract Lake offers water lovers a little bit of everything. It has camping, picnicking, hiking, fishing and boating.
The campground is open May 15 through October 31. There are 18 campsites that include picnic tables, garbage bins and fire rings. Drinking water is available, but not during the winter months. Pit toilets are located nearby. No dump stations or utility hook ups are available at Cataract Lake. There is a 14-day stay limit. A fee of $8.00 is charged per vehicle per night, up to 9 people per site. Tents, trailers and small motor homes are welcome.
If boating is your interest, there is a cement boat launch ramp. The lake requires only boats with single electric motors or single gasoline engines of 8 horsepower or less.
Cataract Lake is stocked with rainbow trout, brown trout and channel catfish. A fishing license is required for everyone over the age of 14. There is no swimming in the lake.
Cataract Lake is just four miles west of Williams. You can get to the lake from Williams by exiting north on Interstate 40 at exit 161 and head east on Golf Course Drive or Country Club Drive. If you are coming from Phoenix or Tucson take Interstate 17 north out of town up to Flagstaff. Once you are in Flagstaff, take Interstate 40 west out of town to Williams. Then take exit 161 north and head east on Golf Course Drive to the lake.
If you would like more information on this lake, you may call 520-635-4061.