Forest Lakes

A small unincorporated community  in Coconino County in the northern part of the  U.S. state of Arizona.   It is located on the edge of the Mogollon Rim and is in close proximity to several recreational lakes within the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, and is named for such.  The area that would become Forest Lakes began as a mining operation in 1939 when the Denison family began mining manganese in the area. Heavy demand for the metal from the United States federal government helped ensure steady mining operations into the 1960s, when the family turned to logging to sustain their income.In May 1964, the land was subdivided into the first Forest Lakes Estates subdivision unit, and the Forest Lakes Owners Association, was organized.

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