Where to sail in the desert?
Top 5 Places to Sail in Arizona!
In the desert, we take our water very seriously. So seriously that we dam up the rivers and create reservoirs that have the added bonus of being fun to go sailing and boating on! Here are the top 5 places to sail in Arizona.
- Lake Pleasant – a short drive from Peoria, AZ makes for easy access and because it is close to the state’s largest city makes it a very popular venue, especially when it gets too cold for wakeboarding.
- Roosevelt Lake – Once the world’s largest man-made lake, today Roosevelt is the third largest in Arizona behind the monster lakes of Lake Powell and Lake Mead. When full, Roosevelt Lake has a water surface of over 21,000 acres, a length of 22 miles and 128 miles of shoreline. Located east on AZ HWY 88 past Canyon and Apache lake, it can be a challenge to drive to, but with all that water, you will be rewarded for your journey.
- Lake Havasu – Home of the internationally famous “London Bridge” (it didn’t fall down, it was moved!), Lake Havasu hosts the Pocket Cruisers Convention every February and attracts sailors from all over the 4 corners region. This is the most visited lake in Arizona and is 45 miles long!
- Lake Mohave – This lake is situated immediately downstream of the famous Hoover Dam, created by Davis Dam. It is located just north of Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona, on the Colorado River. The state line between Arizona and Nevada splits this lake in two. For the most adventurous, you can travel upstream almost all the way to the base of the Hoover Dam!
- Tempe Town Lake – Compared to the others on this list, it may seem a bit less spectacular; however, Tempe Town Lake makes the top 5 simply because of its convenience and because there is almost always wind first thing in the morning and as the sun sets in the afternoon.
And there you have it…the Top 5 Lakes in Arizona.
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