Looking for a way to cool off during your Scottsdale vacation? While many buyers purchase vacation homes in Scottsdale because of the area’s dry, warm climate, greater Phoenix is also home to many spectacular lakes, water parks and pools to enjoy during the summer. If you are searching for a fun outing for the whole family, you might want to beat the heat at these 6 lakes in Phoenix:
1. Lake Pleasant – Probably the most well-known of lakes in Phoenix, this is a great place to enjoy a variety of water sports or a day of relaxation. Hiking, fishing, and camping are also popular activities available at Lake Pleasant.
2. Roosevelt Lake – Located deep in the Tonto National Forest, Roosevelt Lake sits just outside of the greater Phoenix area. It is larger than any other lakes in Phoenix and offers fantastic boating and water sports opportunities. Plan a day-trip, or spend a weekend camping on small, secluded islands and coves.
3. Apache Lake – Also a part of the Tonto National Forest, this lake is home to the Apache Lake Marina, Motel and restaurant. The motel offers rooms with views of the water and is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway in the Sonoran Desert.
4. Canyon Lake – This lake sits within the Superstition Wilderness 50 miles east of Phoenix. Water sports, camping, hiking, and boating are all popular activities here. There is also a swimming only section at Canyon Lake.
5. Bartlett Lake – Another great place for a weekend stay, Bartlett Lake features charming aqua lodges and a party yacht that holds up to 20. There are also jet ski, kayak and pontoon boat rentals.
6. Saguaro Lake – This is by far one of the most scenic lakes in Phoenix. Overlooking Four Peaks and surrounded by dramatic canyon walls, Saguaro Lake is a fabulous place to enjoy an afternoon boating or fishing. Thrill-seekers may prefer water-skiing or wakeboarding, or you can take a guided boat tour on the Desert Belle.
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Carmen Brodeur JD
Trillium Properties, LLC
Cell (602) 791-0536