Less than an hour drive from Phoenix at an elevation of 1,660 feet lies the unspoiled beauty of Canyon Lake. There, you'll revel in a playground with more than 28 miles of cactus-dotted shoreline, explore wondrous rock formations, discover peaceful private coves and spot countless species of birds, Big Horn sheep, deer, and javelina roaming freely through the landscape. Best of all, you'll find new meaning in the spectacular Arizona sunsets that paint the canyon walls aglow.
Located just 16 miles northeast of Phoenix on SR 88 this is one of a series of lakes on the Salt River. Canyon Lake twists for 10 miles through a magnificent gorge.
Canyon Lake is one of four formed by damming the Salt River, the course of which runs right through Phoenix. Various lengthy foot-trails traverse the wilderness, leading to remote springs and canyons, such as Fish Creek.
Water-ski, jet ski, or wind sail with over 950 surface acres of sparkling waters to run. Tuck into a secluded cove and fish for bass, trout, and many other kinds of fish, or take a leisurely cruise and marvel at the scenery. Idyllic year-round weather makes Canyon Lake, Arizona a great destination for all water sports and camping enthusiasts.
Everything you'll need for a pleasant stay at Canyon Lake is available on the marina and campground premises. They are open year-round.