Get your swimsuits out. Summer is just around the corner! Unless you live in Arizona. They’ve been experiencing the season for a while now, with temperatures high enough to bake cookies on a car dashboard! (Yes, really!)
If you’re local, you already know about some of the best spots to go for a little water fun. Still- read more; you might stumble across a hidden gem. If you’re coming from out of town, you will definitely want to check out our list. Cool off at these Arizona Lakes.
Possibly the most frequented, and talked about lake in all of Arizona- simply because in addition to it’s undeniable beauty, visitors are able to do any and every kind of water activity here.
Often confused with Lake Havasu, Havasu Falls Creek is another popular tourist destination and a must-see. They’re about five hours from each other. Havasu Falls is located near the Grand Canyon and is a ten-mile hike to the waterfall from the trailhead. But it’s worth it!
Pack a picnic, or plan a BBQ, and head on over to Bartlett Lake for lunch with a view; Wildflowers, cactus, and hills surround the area. Take a dip, or enjoy some fishing and water sports.
In addition to the hiking and camping you can do here, animal lovers, in particular, will appreciate this lake, located inside of the Prescott National Forest where geese, eagles, deer and other animals can be seen.
Exactly like its name says, it is a pleasant area to be in. Located near the Pheonix and Scottsdale, this family-friendly lake is one of the biggest in the area. Families can enjoy camping, swimming, sailing, water-skiing, and more.
Arizona and Nevada share this neighboring lake off of the west coast, with crystal clear waters and hidden coves.
Located near the Apache Trail, this spot is especially popular for camping, fishing, hiking, and boating. The lake is small but deep and open throughout the year.
Since you’re in the area, visit nearby Scottsdale for an evening of shopping and dining after your day out at the lake.
If its solitude and tranquility you’re seeking, Knoll Lake is the place to be. Hidden within a pine forest, it’s the perfect spot to sit, fish and collect your thoughts. Like most of the other lakes on the list, it also has camping grounds. Their camping sites offer RV parking, making it an excellent place to stop for those road-tripping it.
Why are you still reading? Get your bags packed, and get over to these Arizona lakes now.