There are only a few places you can fish in and around Tucson. This is Rose Canyon Lake. Located at 7000 feet on the way up to Mt. Lemmon. It is a 7 acre lake (that’s a good size pond in the Midwest). Surrounded by Ponderosa pines and walking paths it looks like a lake you would see in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
You will need to pay $8 to park for the day, this is in addition to the pass if you have an annual for parking. There is camping for campers and tents above the lake as well. We were there this past Wednesday and it wasn’t crowded at all. During the week and during Monsoon season it seems to quiet and just a bit wet. If you like the feel of the North woods in Tucson this is about as close as you are going to get.