Jacob Lake, AZ is located at the junction of Hwy 89A and Hwy 67. Named in honor of Jacob Hamblin, it is known as the "Gateway to the Grand Canyon." Hwy 67 is the only paved roadway into the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The lake itself is hardly more than a small pond.
Jacob Lake is home to the Jacob Lake Inn which was established in 1923 by Harold and Nina Bowman. The inn was originally located next to the actual lake. The inn boasts a motel, cabins, gas station/garage, restaurant, bakery, gift shop and small store. The cookies are world famous for very good reason.
The Forest Service visitor center is next door to Jacob Lake Inn. The Jacob Lake Campground is across the road on Hwy 89A. Allen's Trail Rides is a short distance south on Hwy 67. Kaibab CampeRVillage campground and RV park is about a mile down FS462.
The historic Jacob Lake Ranger Station is just off FS462 on FS626, just before Kaibab CampeRVillage
Hwy 89A continues north into Fredonia, AZ and Kanab, UT. Hwy 67 (open May 15 through Oct 15 annually) leads south to the North Rim entrance of the Grand Canyon.
Distance from Big Springs: Approx. 14 miles
Travel time from Big Springs: Approx. 20 - 30 minutes depending on road conditions
Elevation: 7925 feet
Directions from Big Springs: Head north (right) onto FS22 for about 6 miles. Go east (right) on FS462 for about 4 miles. At the fork, go east (left) up the hill on FS461 for approximately 4 miles. You will pass Kaibab CampeRVillage campground and RV park on the right. Turn north (left) on Hwy 67 for 1/2 mile. The Jacob Lake Inn and Visitors Center are on the left. Jacob Lake Campground is just beyond the Hwy 67 junction on the 89A on the right side.