Mexican Hay Lake is located in Eastern Arizona. It is 15 miles southwest of Springerville by way of 260 heading west out of town to 261 south to the lake. The road to the lake is paved in both directions. The lake is 69 acres, at an elevation of 8,800 feet. Mexican Hay Lake is a small weedy lake, thus its name. The lake has been known to give up some 15 inch fish on occasion. Fishing is best in late summer and fall. It is a necessity to have a small boat, waders or a tube because the shoreline is full of brush.