Arizona Area Lakes and Reservoirs

  • Alamo Lake

    Alamo Lake Nestled in the Bill Williams River Valley away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Alamo Lake offers outdoor fun, premier bass fishing, rest and relaxation. The Army Corps of Engineers designed the earthen dam in 1968, primarily for flood control. During flood events, the lake basin is ... Alamo Lake
  • Apache Lake

    Apache LakeSurrounded by the Superstition Wilderness and the Three Bar Wildlife Area, Apache Lake is 17 miles long and a spectacular site for boating, fishing, water skiing, hiking, camping, and all forms of outdoor recreation. The lake's secluded coves and painted walls are home to javelina, big horn sheep, ... Apache Lake
  • Bartlett Lake

    Bartlett Lake Bartlett Dam and Lake is the closest lake to the Phoenix area on the Verde River. The lake has a boatable surface area of 2,815 acres fed by the pristine waters of the Verde River which Indians of this valley spoke descriptively in their legends of the river's "sweet waters". Upper Bartlett Lake, ... Bartlett Lake
  • Becker Lake

    Becker LakeVisit Becker Lake and enjoy one of the oldest reservoirs in the White Mountains. Keep in mind that this lake is a managed catch-and-release lake so there are some special rules to follow. If you are looking for trout, this is the place to be. Becker Lake is a trophy trout lake. Each spring ... Becker Lake
  • Canyon Lake

    Canyon LakeThis beautiful lake was formed behind Mormon Flat Dam constructed in 1923-1925. Canyon Lake provides a refreshing contrast to the parched tones of the desert. Tortilla Creek and Boulder Creek flow into the Lake. Usually dry, the creeks can be raging white-water torrents after major storms. The main ... Canyon Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake

    Horseshoe Lake Horseshoe Dam and reservoir are features of the Salt River Project. The recreation site is available year-round for camping (14 units), camp trailers, picnicking, fishing and boating. Boating and fishing at Horseshoe Lake depends on the regular fluctuations in water elevations. It is routine ... Horseshoe Lake
  • Lake Havasu

    Home to the world-famous London Bridge, Lake Havasu is both a water lover's paradise and a desert lover's dream. Visitors enjoy the top-rated RV resorts and condominiums with spectacular views and convenient locations. And, with more than 300 days of sunshine per year, Lake Havasu is ideal for ... Lake Havasu
  • Lake Pleasant

    Lake PleasantWith 10,000 acres of crystal-clear water, Lake Pleasant is a major water sports recreation center for the Phoenix metro area. Lake Pleasant is Arizona’s second largest lake being an excellent destination for boating, sailing, water and jet skiing, and fishing. For the diverse water enthusiast, ... Lake Pleasant
  • Lake Powell

    Lake Powell Glen Canyon Dam, which is a feature of the Colorado River Storage Project (CRSP), impounds Colorado River water to form Lake Powell, one of the most popular and scenic lakes in the world. Lake Powell is part of the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area which stretches hundreds of miles from Lees ... Lake Powell
  • Lyman Lake

    Lyman LakeLyman Lake was Arizona's first recreational state park. The 1,500-acre reservoir was created as an irrigation reservoir by damming the Little Colorado River at an elevation of 6,000 feet. It is fed by snowmelt from the slopes of Mount Baldy and Escudilla Mountain, the second and third highest ... Lyman Lake
  • Mormon Lake

    Mormon Lake Mormon Lake is the largest natural lake in Arizona... sometimes. During droughts, it's frequently not so large, and occasionally it's even dry. When it's a lake, which is most of the time, it can be an excellent place to fish, boat, windsurf and birdwatch. Wet or not, there's a picturesque little ... Mormon Lake
  • Roosevelt Lake

    Roosevelt Lake Theodore Roosevelt Dam, the first major structure constructed by the Bureau of Reclamation on the Salt River Project (SRP), spans the Salt River to form a huge reservoir 24 miles long. The dam is 280 feet high and 723 feet long. Once the largest man-made lake in the world, Roosevelt Lake is still ... Roosevelt Lake
  • Roper Lake

    Roper LakeAfter a long day of driving or hiking, the natural hot springs at Roper Lake are not only inviting, they're invigorating! Roper Lake State Park provides a great place to spend a few days or just a few hours. Desert vegetation, a peaceful lake and a view of Mount Graham, just a few miles away, ... Roper Lake
  • Saguaro Lake

    Saguaro Lake The most popular lake of the Salt River Project is Saguaro Lake. Held back by the Stewart Mountain Dam, Saguaro is a scenic body of water with towering red and yellow cliff walls, and the closest to Phoenix at 41 miles. The lake is 10 miles in length with 22.2 miles of shoreline. Saguaro del ... Saguaro Lake
  • San Carlos Lake

    San Carlos Lake San Carlos Lake was formed by the construction of Coolidge Dam and is rimmed by 158 miles of shoreline and stores. The 920 foot long dam was built on the Gila River to irrigate about 100,000 acres, half of which are Native American lands in the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The Reservoir, ... San Carlos Lake