We love finding desert gems surrounded by towering pines and cool water. This fall, you and your friends can go to this lake in Arizona and kayak around a mini island. It's like a little slice of paradise.\nKnoll Lake is a secluded forest wonderland in Payson, Arizona. It features a 75-acre lake and campground. The campground is open from mid-May through mid-September and is currently closed. Although this lake is small, the scenery will definitely make this trip worth it.\nIt'll cost $14 for the day. The fee covers up to 8 people and two vehicles.\nYou and your friends can load up your kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards for the ultimate water adventure on this lake. When you're done cruising around the water, you can go fishing or hike the nearby trails. The lake is filled with plenty of rainbow, brown and brook trout.\nView this post on Instagram A couple more because 😍 A post shared by MISTRNICK (@mistrnick) on May 11, 2019 at 10:39pm PDT\nWhile you're relaxing on the water, it's possible to see bald eagles and other wildlife. There's even a mini island filled with Ponderosa Pines. No motorized boats are allowed on the lake, so plan accordingly.\nYou and your S/O can plan a peaceful getaway here and even set up a hammock near the water to relax in. It's the perfect place to wind down and escape the city.\nView this post on Instagram This weekend 💛🤸♀️ A post shared by Meagan Mastriani (@meaganmastriani) on Jun 23, 2019 at 9:47pm PDT\nYour furry friends can even join you on your water excursion. Since there is wildlife around, it's best to keep your pet on a leash.\nThe Mogollon Rim is nearby this peaceful lake, making it an ideal place to visit on your way back from hiking. Whether you're wanting to escape the city or have a kayaking adventure, you'll be able to relax and unwind on this lake.\nThis Halloween, you can gather your friends and go paddleboarding dressed as a witch or warlock! Check it out here.\nView this post on Instagram hung out most of the day. pun intended. nature as heck. • • • • • • #arizonablogger #arizonastyle #pursuepretty #lifestyleblogger #ootd #ootdguide #personalstyle #whowhatwear #personalstyle #flashesofdelight #thehappynow #paysonaz #arizonacamping #knolllake A post shared by Jessica | Arizona (@jessicamaddela) on Aug 11, 2018 at 6:33pm PDT\nKnoll Lake\nPrice: $14 for two vehicles up to 8 people for the day/night or $28 for four vehicles up to 16 people for the day/night\nLocation: Payson, AZ\nWhy you should go: This beautiful lake is surrounded by Ponderosa Pines and even features its own mini island. You and your friends or S/O can enjoy a wide range of activities here.\nWebsite\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.