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- Alamo Lake.
Swimming, Scenic Bluffs, Fishing, Campsites with and without electricity,
Showers, Restrooms, Drinking Water, Sanitary Dump Station, Picnicking, Launch
Ramps (small fee may apply). According to a couple of dedicated fisherman
at a recent boat show, its the best bass lake in the west. Also has several
historical sights. Just North of Wenden off I-10. (213) 894-5635.
- Apache Lake.
2500 Acres, Fishing, Swimming, Camping (with and without electricity),
Sanitary Pump Station, Picnic /Day
Use, Drinking Water, Boat Ramps (small fee may apply). A scenic and rarely
crowded lake. The lake itself can be an adventure to reach with a trailer
due to Fish Lake Hill and the Apache Trail, a ten mile long steep mountain
road very narrow in spots DRIVE CAREFULLY!. If you have several days it is
well worth the trip, though it is not recommended for a one day trailer boat
stop. Home of the Horse Mesa Dam and The Point Recreational Areas on each
end of the lake. From Phoenix take U.S. 60 to Arizona State Route 88 north.
Lake. 1300 Acres, Fishing, Swimming, Camping, Boat Ramps (small
fee may apply). Can get over crowded on the weekends, so you need to be in
early. Water level is down at times, be sure to call ahead. Home of the nearby
Bartlett Recreational Area. Located in the Tonto National Forest, jump off
I17 at the New River exit and head east towards Cave Creek/Camp Creek area.
- Canyon Lake.
1000 Acres (about 25 miles of shoreline). Boating, Fishing, Water Skiing
(on the main portion of the lake), camping, picnic/Day Use. Scenic Lake but
small, limited amount of boating on weekends. Steep gorges and cliffs and
plenty of Saguaro Cactus make this popular for Phoenix Boaters.
Rock Dam. Sanitary Dump Station. Some what Primitive, but great for Rock
Enthusiasts. (213) 894-5635.
- Lake Havasu.
Fed by the Colorado River, it is 46 miles long by up to three miles wide.
Swimming, Fishing, Water a Skiing, Campsites without Electric hookup, Sanitary
Dump Station, Launch Ramps, Marinas, Fuel. Points of interest includes The
London Bridge, (yes it partially covered the Thames River In London England
and was brought over block by block and reassembled in its original from)
dedicated in 1971 with celebrations in early October and Havasu State Park.
This lake also supplies water into the Los Angeles Area. Located South of
I 40 Off Arizona State Route 95 at Lake Havasu City.
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- Lake Mead.
115 miles along the Colorado River, up to 200 feet in depth 157,900 Acres.
Swimming, Scenic Bluffs, Fishing, Swimming, All Kinds of Watersports, Campsites
with and without electricity, Showers, Restrooms, Drinking Water, (No Sanitary
Dump Station), Picnicking, Launch Ramps (small fee may apply), Marina, Fuel,
Visitors Info. Center. Probably the most famous out west next to Tahoe. Connects
to Nevada as it comes off the Colorado River out of the Grand Canyon. If your
into House Boating, this would also be a great stop. There are 6 major recreation
centers. It stops at the Famous Hoover Dam. Then the Colorado continues into
Lake Mohave and Lake Havsau. Take US. 95 Between Las Vegas Nevada and Kingman,
Arizona. (Closer to Las Vegas).
- Lake Mohave
Lake Mohave is 67 miles south of Hoover Dam is 67 miles long with 45 square
miles of surface, and is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Launch Ramps, Camping with and without Electric Hookup, Boat Rentals, Launch
Ramps, Fuel, Hotels / Motels, Restaurants and shops are available in Katherine,
about 35 miles west of Kingman. Lake Mohave stays very closely to the original
course of the Colorado River. Black Canyon, just below Hoover Dam, has dramatic
sheet walls 800 ft. high and many small side canyons from which hot springs
flow. The Lake widens gradually to approximately 4.2 miles across in the Cottonwood
Basin.Call the Arizona Tourism bureau for more information. Very Hot in the
Lake. Water Sports, Swimming, Campsites, Picnic Grounds, Fishing, Ramps,
Marina, Information Center. This 1.6 mile long lake is located just west of
Scenic Patagonia off Arizona State Route 82 south of Tucson.
- Lake Pleasant.
14,000 Acres (about 45 miles of shoreline), Fishing, Water Skiing, Boat
Camping Areas, Boat Ramps ( $ 6.00 ) admission fee. Visitors Information Center,
Boat Rental, limited picnic resources on the County Side, more resources on
the Private Side. A small portion of the lake is inaccessible from December
until middle June (due to nesting Eagles). This is the closest lake to Phoenix
located off off I17 and Arizona State Route 74 west, just a few minutes north
- Lake Powell.
Campsites with and without electric hookup, Showers, Restrooms, Drinking Water,
Sanitary Dump Station, Picnic/day use, Marina, Fuel, Visitors Information
Center. This is one of the most scenic lakes in the western U.S. which is
completely surrounded by the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area which follows
the Colorado River from 20 miles southwest of Moab, Utah to Page, Arizona
and slightly beyond. Waheap Basin Recreational Area on the state line of Utah
/ Arizona provides camping in the southern section, and numerous scenic areas
follow upstream to the northeast. Popular scenic stops include Hole In the
Rock, Clif Arch, and Rainbow Marina (near Navajo Mountain). Three other Marinas
provide camping; Halls Crossing, Bullfrog Marina, (both near the crossing
of Utah State Route 263) and Hite Marina (at the Crossing of Utah State Route
95, a total of 60 miles line of site from the Dam in Arizona). North of Hite
Marina the river narrows into Cataract Canyon and into the Canyonlands National
Park. All located in south central and southeastern Utah at the Arizona border.
Launch Ramps are available at Glen Canyon State Park and National Recreation
Area 500 feet either side of the state line 10 miles northwest of Page, Arizona
off U.S. 89.
Here for Waheap Marina Information on Lake Powell
Roosevelt Lake. 17,000 Acres. Water Skiing, Fishing, Camping with and
without electric hookup, Sanitary
Pump Station, Boat Ramps (check ahead water may be low at various times best
bet is at the old marina), Marina, Fuel, Picnic/Day Use. Cholla campground
on the lake was recently rebuilt and is the largest solar campground in the
U.S. Just East of Phoenix in the Tonto National Forest. Call the Arizona Tourism
Bureau for more information.
- San Carlos
Lake. Just Southeast of Globe. A bit Primitive. Call the Arizona Tourism
Bureau for more Information.
Lake. 1200 Acres, Fishing, Water Skiing, Camping (accessible by
boat), Restrooms, Drinking Water, Boat Ramps (small fee may apply, limited
boaters allowed in on weekends, try to be in by 9am). The entire upper half
is no wake zone and nature preserved. Big Horn Sheep have been spotted in
this area. Located off Arizona State Route 87 about 20 miles northeast of
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