Horsethief Basin Lake

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Horsethief Basin Lake
Location Bradshaw Mountains, Prescott National Forest,
Yavapai County, Arizona,
United States
Coordinates 34°9′40.75″N 112°17′35.39″W / 34.1613194°N 112.2931639°W / 34.1613194; -112.2931639Coordinates: 34°9′40.75″N 112°17′35.39″W / 34.1613194°N 112.2931639°W / 34.1613194; -112.2931639
Type Reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Average depth 10 ft (3.0 m)
Surface elevation 6,000 ft (1,800 m)

Horsethief Basin Lake is a reservoir in the Bradshaw Mountains and the Prescott National Forest, in central Arizona. It is located near Crown King in eastern Yavapai County.


Horsethief Basin Resort began as a park facility of the City of Phoenix, built in 1936−1937 with assistance from the Public Works Administration (PWA) and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).[1] In 1966 the city sold its interest in the resort buildings to private owners, and the area reverted to administration by the U.S. Forest Service as part of the Prescott National Forest.

The reservoir's dam is open to pedestrians and anglers. Boating is allowed on the lake.

The view across the lake from the eastern shore.
Fish species


  1. ^ Woodward, Jim; Richards, N. Christine (October 30, 1992). "Horsethief Basin Resort, 7 miles Southeast of Crown King, Crown King, Yavapai County, AZ". Historic American Buildings Survey. Retrieved 14 June 2015.

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