By Penny, Bud Clark
We had five days to play, so we chose someplace close that we
hadn’t been to before.
This trip we were headed to Williams, looking for good
fishing spots and campgrounds.
The map showed a few lakes southeast of Williams in the
Kaibab. So, off we went, taking the bypass north of Prescott,
another surprise for us and through Chino Valley, picked up some
groceries and headed for Williams and I-40.
The country was beautiful — cool, clear air, rolling hills
dotted with trees increasing the closer we got to Williams.
Going through Williams we thought it would be fun to follow
Route 66 through Arizona some time. The town is quaint and
touristy with little shops and cafes for eating those famous
hamburgers of the ‘50s!
Found Fourth Street and started south for Dog Town Lake to
check it out. It was several miles on a dirt road, and we
were lucky enough to see a herd of deer cross the road in front
of us. When we got there, the lake was very low, the campground
seemed nice, and the host was informative about when the lake is
stocked (planted), the first and third weeks of May.
We headed farther south, on the Perkinsville Road to the
White Horse Lake road, about 12 miles from Dog Town Lake. White
Horse Lake was yet another 8-10 miles from the turnoff.
It was on this road that we saw a herd of sheep crossing the
road. The road was dusty, bumpy, and no speed seemed to settle
the RV to a comfortable noise level. We did discover that
if you go faster (35 mph), you miss some of the bumps, and it
smoothes out just a bit.
Pulling into White Horse Lake Campground was a wonderful
surprise. First off, it was practically empty; second, it was
beautiful setting— water in the lake, grass and trees all around
it, nice sloping shoreline to fish from and the campsites — oh,
There are asphalt areas to park your rig, a concrete circular
pad that has a fire-pit and picnic table, and then there is an
area for a tent that is on small-size gravel and is enclosed
with logs as a boundary.
It was the most beautiful campsite I had ever seen. The
camp-hosts came right over and cleaned it up, saying they hadn’t
gotten to it yet because someone had just left an hour ago.
What service in such a beautiful place!
We talked with the hosts Tim and Linda Kinzer and learned
about the area, fishing, hiking, Sycamore Falls and Canyon.
We spent four delightful days there — hiking, bike riding, and
the fishing would have been great had we gotten licenses before
But, we watched fishermen pull in lots of fish. It will
be a place to which we return frequently — to fish, to sail and
just to relax and play.