Arizona Activities and Things To Do: Boating, Sailing, Water Skiing and Swimming


Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona are well known for their alluring desert landscape, but many are surprised to learn that scenic lakes with many fun activities and things to do are within a relatively short drive. Boating, sailing, water skiing, picnic facilities, and lake swimming are available for visitors and residents alike. Boat rentals and boating equipment rentals are available for the day or the week.

Canyon Lake, Arizona

Northeast of Mesa and Apache Junction, and about 38 miles from the Phoenix area, Canyon Lake offers splendid canyon walls. Canyon Lake lies in the Superstition Mountain area and is the gateway to the Apache Trail leading to both Apache Lake and Roosevelt Lake.

Saguaro Lake, Arizona

Saguaro Lake is about 40 miles northeast of Phoenix, offering stunning views, canyon walls and boating activities. The Saguaro Lake Marina offers boat mooring, boat rentals, a restaurant and picnic facilities.

Lake Pleasant, Arizona

A drive 45 minutes from downtown Phoenix, Lake Pleasant is the second largest of the Phoenix area lakes and is filled by the Agua Fria River flowing from the cooler, northern country of Northern Arizona.

Roosevelt Lake, Arizona

Roosevelt Lake lies above Apache Lake up the Apache Trail and is the farthest from the Phoenix area cities (about a ninety minute drive). At close to 20 miles, it is the largest of lakes in length. Visitors partake in boating, fishing, water skiing, and windsurfing.

Apache Lake, Arizona

Apache Lake is a relatively short drive up the picturesque Apache Trail from Canyon Lake. High canyon walls and lush mountain valleys highlight one of the most stunning landscapes in all of Arizona.

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