Next time you’re craving some fun in the sun, make your way to Saguaro Lake. One of the best lakes in Arizona, this pristine oasis offers boating, fishing, and even waterfront dining, making it an ideal destination for year-round outdoor fun.

Check out this incredible drone video of Saguaro Lake in all its majesty:

Visit the Saguaro Lake Marina website or Facebook page for more information about renting a boat slip. You can also learn more about the restaurant on the marina’s website.

Have you ever been to Saguaro Lake? If so, we’d love to hear all about your experience. Tell us in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for more of the best lakes in Arizona.

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  1. Where is Saguaro Lake? 

Saguaro Lake is a reservoir on the Salt River located about 20 miles from Mesa and within the Tonto National Forest. It spans 1,264 acres in size, and its average depth is about 90 feet deep. There are plenty of fun things to do at Saguaro Lake AZ, like:  

  • Fishing – As one of the best fishing lakes in the state, you can expect Saguaro Lake to be home to rainbow trout, largemouth bass, yellow bass, crappie, and more.  
  • Boating – The marina is in excellent shape and a popular place for hanging out.  
  • Swimming – Saguaro Lake is often thought of as one of the better swimming spots in Arizona.  

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  1. How many lakes are there in Arizona? 

Arizona might be smack in the middle of a few different deserts, but that doesn’t mean it’s without lakes. In fact, there are 128 lakes in Arizona as well as five major rivers. Thanks to Arizona’s temperatures, these lakes make for some fun times year-round (depending on where they are). When it comes to natural lakes, only two of the 128 are naturally-occurring lakes – but who cares? They’re all amazing!  

  1. What other lakes in Arizona are worth visiting? 

So, with 128 lakes to pick from, which ones are the best? Though “best” is pretty subjective, there are several lakes that tend to stick out above the others in terms of popularity. Some of the best lakes in Arizona according to visitors are ones include:  

  • Lake Pleasant – Ask any local in Phoenix if they’ve ever been to Lake Pleasant and the answer will be a resounding yes. Lake Pleasant is an iconic part of summer in and around the Phoenix area.  
  • Lake Mary – This gorgeous, sparkling lake is near Flagstaff and is surrounded by small ponds and breathtaking forests.  
  • Stoneman Lake – This is one of Arizona’s natural lakes, and you’ll find it near Sedona. It is breathtaking.  
  • Lake Powell – Arizona is home to one of the most popular lakes in the country... go figure.  
  • Lake Havasu – Yet another famous party lake located right here in the desert southwest.  

Learn more about all the best lakes in Arizona!   

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