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Lakes, Boating, and Fishing

If you enjoy lakes, fishing and boating there are great places in and around the city where you can enjoy the great outdoors.
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Apache Lake
In Tortilla Flat, AZ. "Apache Lake is 17 miles long and a spectacular site for boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking, camping, and all forms of outdoor recreation."

Arizona Boaters: Beware of Quagga Mussels
Arizona Game and Fish needs boaters to understand the dangers of quagga mussels.

Arizona Boating Laws and Regulations
Here's what you need to know about safe boating in Arizona.

Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo
Wildlife exhibits, learn to fish, learn archery and more in north Phoenix at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo.

Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo Photos
See a photo gallery of the Arizona Game and Fish Department Outdoor Expo held in north Phoenix area each spring.

Arizona State Parks
See an interactive map showing the locations of all the Arizona State Parks, and highlighting the ones nearest to the Phoenix area. In addition the map, you'll see ten things to know about visiting Arizona State Parks.

Arizona-More Boats Than Any State?
A discussion of the claim that Arizona has more boats per capita than any other state. Truth or myth?

Arizona Yacht Club
"The Arizona Yacht Club is a racing, cruising, educational and social sailing club made up of more than 200 Arizona families. You don't have to own a boat. You don't even need sailing experience."

Bill, Pam, and Alex provide some good info about fishing in AZ.

Cabela's Hunting and Fishing Outfitter
Take this photo tour of the Cabela's store in Glendale, Arizona. Just norhtwest of Phoenix, the Cabela's hunting and fishing store is near the Glendale Arena and Cardinals Stadium.

Bartlett Lake
Bartlett Lake is the closest lake to the Phoenix area on the Verde River. It is 22 miles east of Carefree.

Desert Belle Boat at Saguaro Lake
For a leisurely and informative scenic tour, try the Desert Belle paddleboat tour on Saguaro Lake in Mesa, AZ.

Desert Belle Pictures
See pictures of Saguaro Lake taken from a tour on the Desert Belle. Saguaro Lake is one of Arizona's recreational lakes within about two hours of most locations in the Greater Phoenix areas. It is near Mesa and Fountain Hills.

Canyon Lake
Located just 16 miles northeast of Phoenix on SR 88 this is one of a series of lakes on the Salt River.

Dolly Steamboat Pictures
See pictures of Canyon Lake taken from a tour on the Dolly Steamboat. Canyon Lake is one of the recreational lakes within about two or hours of most locations in the greater Phoenix areas. It is accessed from the Apache Trail.

Dolly Steamboat
Find out about Dolly Steamboat cruises on Canyon Lake in Apache Junction, Arizona. Dolly Steamboat offers daytime narrated cruises and twilight dinner cruises.

Here are descriptions of the dams managed by Salt River Project.

Hunting in Arizona - Arizona Hunting License
Ten things you need to know about hunting and hunting licenses in Arizona.

International Sportsmen’s Expo
The International Sportsmen’s Expo is held each winter in the Phoenix area. Enjoy exhibitors, seminars and contests.

Horseshoe Lake
The Horseshoe Recreation site is available for camping (14 units), camp trailers, picnicking, fishing and boating.

Lake Levels and River Flows
By Arizona Game and Fish.

Lake Pleasant Map
Lake Pleasant is the second largest lake (reservoir) in Arizona, and offers boating ramps, boat rentals, picnic areas, an RV resort, scenic overlooks, and camping areas.

Lake Patrol
The Maricopa County Lake Patrol has responsibility for law enforcement services in the recreational areas of the county, including lakes and parks.

Lake Pleasant
Lake Pleasant is thirty miles north of Phoenix, within the city limits of Peoria. With 10,000 acres of water visitors can enjoy water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, or fishing.

Pleasant Harbor Marina
At Lake Pleasant. There are four public launch ramps with plenty of parking and lakeside camping areas.

Rio Lago Cruise Company
Rents electric-powered boats, pedal boats and kayaks for exploring Tempe Town Lake.

Salt River Tubing - Salt River Recreation - Tubing the Lower …
Salt River Tubing is a popular activity during the hot summers in Phoenix. Most people use Salt River recreation for tubing the Salt River.

Tempe Boat Rentals
Rent a kayak, paddle boat, hydrobike, pontoon boat and other watercraft at Tempe Boat Rentals at Tempe Town Lake.

Teach Your Kids to Fish - Take The Kids Fishing
Fishing with your kids can be relaxing and fun. Here are tips on teaching your kids how to fish.

Saguaro Lake
Saguaro del Norte Recreation site is near the dam and includes the Saguaro Lake Marina (which includes a restaurant and boat concession), a Maricopa County Sheriff's aid station, picnic tables, restrooms and boat ramps.

Tubing on the Salt River
Summer means tubing on the Salt River! Get details, prices, tips and photos of Salt River Tubing, an Arizona tradition.

Tempe Town Lake
Manually-propelled watercraft, wind-driven watercraft with a maximum mast height of 30 feet from the water surface level, and watercraft equipped with a single electric motor are allowed.

Urban Fishing
Arizona Game and Fish tells us which species of fish are available in the waters of central Arizona.

Veterans Oasis Park
Learn about Veterans Oasis Park and the Environmental Education Center at Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, Arizona.

A set of "How To" features from your About Guide to Water Skiing. Includes how to get us on skis, how to drive a boat responsibly, and more.

Urban Lakes
Includes a map and list of local parks where fishing is allowed. From azfisherman.com.

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