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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
Bartlett 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
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
Painted 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.
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 Summer!.
Patagonia 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 of Phoenix.
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.
Click Here for Waheap Marina
Information on Lake Powell
Theodore 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.
Saguaro 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 Scottsdale.
Phoenix Boaters be sure to link to Ruthless
Water Skiing in the Phoenix Area ! for
a review of the nearby lakes!
Information based on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, brochures and
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