Forked Pine Campground hugs the shore of Ashurst Lake in Coconino National Forest about 20 miles outside of Flagstaff, Arizona with 25 tent and RV campsites huddled in a picturesque stand of gnarly old juniper trees and pinyon pines. The campground features gravel roads and parking spurs, with tables, fire rings, and cooking grills, drinking water, and restroom facilities. When this campgrounds is "closed" and there is no host, the public may still use it, providing the road is open (see website for limited amenities during this time).
One of Ashurst Lake's most notable characteristics is it ability to hold a high water level in drought years, where less resilient lakes sometimes dry up. In addition to fishing and board sailing, the lake offers excellent opportunities for birdwatching during the spring waterfowl migration. The San Francisco Peaks stand majestically on the horizon providing a grand display of Arizona’s volcanic past. A boat launch is located near the entrance at Ashurst Lake Campground.