Scott Reservoir

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Scott Reservoir
Location Navajo County, Arizona,
United States
Coordinates 34°10′27.03″N 109°57′29.57″W / 34.1741750°N 109.9582139°W / 34.1741750; -109.9582139Coordinates: 34°10′27.03″N 109°57′29.57″W / 34.1741750°N 109.9582139°W / 34.1741750; -109.9582139
Type Reservoir
Basin countries United States
Surface area 80 acres (32 ha)
Average depth 10 ft (3.0 m)
Surface elevation 6,720 ft (2,050 m)

Built in 1928, Scott Reservoir is an irrigation impoundment on Porter Creek near Pinetop-Lakeside, Arizona, USA. The least developed of the "in town" lakes, trees surround Scott Reservoir. It lies just outside the town limits on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.


Scott Reservoir covers 80 acres (32 ha) with an average depth of 10 feet (3.0 m), and lies at 6,720 feet (2,050 m) altitude. It is usually somewhat turbid, which helps control algae blooms and aquatic weeds. This, coupled with a perennial stream flowing in, creates a stable water quality condition. The lake is stocked with catchable-sized rainbow trout in spring, early summer and fall, and it is occasionally stocked with channel catfish. There are also some largemouth bass.

Fish species


  • Arizona Fishin' Holes, Phoenix, AZ: Arizona Game and Fish Department, 2007

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