Arizona lakes and waterways overview
Arizona has 128 lakes and 5 major rivers. Take refuge from the dry heat on one of these beautiful bodies of freshwater. Enjoy fly fishing, water skiing and wakeboarding, or just cracking a cold one with friends.
Head to Lake Havasu, where you can be in two places at once as you straddle Arizona and California on the Colorado River. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, the scenic route to Sin City is due North along the Colorado. Stay tuned for updates as we expand to other lakes and rivers throughout Arizona.
Best time to visit Arizona marinas
The weather is best for boating in Arizona, get this, year round! Havasu is one of the best Bass lakes around March/April, and is known for its legendary raft ups as well as various watersport competitions throughout the year. Lake Powell in the summer offers luxuriously warm waters, amazing sunsets, and no bugs.
With more than 300 sunny days a year, and consistent water levels in it’s largest lakes, Arizona is a boater's dream. (Definitely don’t forget your sunscreen!)
Some fun things to do around Arizona’s waterways
The Grand Canyon
We would be remiss if we didn't mention the Grand Canyon. Our earth only has 7 designated natural wonders, and this is one. Although not the longest nor steepest canyon in the world, it’s beautifully colored landscape makes it arguably the most beautiful and unique.
The Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent land, and the South Rim is open year round to visitors.
The Hoover Dam
The Hoover Dam controls the Colorado River, and bridges Arizona and Nevada. It was built during the Great Depression in 1935, by thousands of workers. It is a towering 700 feet high and over 1200 feet long. The dam's generators provide power for utilities in the states of Nevada, Arizona, and California. It is one of the greatest engineering feats in the world.
The Havasu Falls
The Havasu Falls are not the easiest attraction to get to, but for those that love the outdoors, they are not to be missed. For over 1,000 years the remote village of Supai, Arizona has been home to the Havasupai Tribe. The water from a hidden limestone aquifer cascades a distance of 100 feet, into shimmering pools of turquoise at the bottom, creating the falls. Since the falls sit on the Havasupai Indian Reservation— you'll need to buy a permit from the Havasupai Tribe and enjoy a vigorous 8 mile hike to access the area.
Interestingly, the United States Postal Service office in Supai transports all mail in and out of the reservation by mule train! Everything must make the trek either by foot or on horseback.