Another beautiful Rim Country lake surrounded by the all-year-round splendor of evergreen ponderosa pine trees. Willow Springs Lake is only seven miles from Woods Canyon Lake, which we previously covered here on the Garvin’s Adventure blog.
We think Willow Springs Lake is an excellent place for kayaking and paddleboarding. The water is glassy smooth and reflects the surrounding trees like a painting. There are large banks of reeds in the lake where you can quietly paddle up and see where the mama ducks like to hide their ducklings in the springtime.
Rim, Sinkhole, Sardine Point
Rim Campground is at the halfway point between Willow Springs Lake and Woods Canyon Lake. This makes it the perfect spot for an extended camping trip when you want to explore more than one lake.
This site is closer to willow springs than Rim Campground is. It may not be waterfront camping but what it lacks in shoreline it makes up for in trees. In the shade of tall ponderosa pines, you can get a real sense of quiet and seclusion. And once you are done with your quiet time, take a short hike to the lake for some fun.
Unlike the other areas we’ve talked about, this isn’t a campsite. This day-use area is perfect for picnics and launching paddle boats. This is a great spot if you just want to rent a kayak or two for a single day, or you chose to camp at a further away site and wish to spend a day on the lake.
As always, we are glad to share these sites with you so you can always have an idea of where to go on your next adventure.
Images from google maps and recreation.gov