The best Arizona lakes are throughout this magical state! You'd maybe not imagine a desert state with fabulous lakes. But think again.
We love traveling all around our state of Arizona. Camping near lakes, sometimes swimming there, see how the fishing is doing, and enjoying wonderful scenery. We'll show you what we think are the best Arizona lakes to visit.
Maybe you'll agree, maybe you won't. Let's see!
What are you looking for when thinking of your best Arizona lake? Maybe you want to peruse all kinds of the best?
To figure out which you'd like. They're all great places: the scenery, for relaxation. Just scroll on down.
But if you have a specific type of lake recreation in mind, then...
Since Arizona is a land-locked state, (The Pacific Ocean or Sea of Cortez a half-day drive away) people gravitate to lakes & rivers for water-related sports. Including lakes in Arizona with beaches for swimming.
AZ has some of the best Lakes for Swimming in the Southwest, we think! They're clean, calm, varied, and fun for kids. Recommend always have water shoes available for rocky shores/bottoms. (We'll tell you if they're sandy beaches.)
Here are some of the best Arizona lakes for swimming:
Among the best Arizona lakes for camping are State Parks. That's where we go in-state, probably 70% of the time. Reasonable prices, excellent sites & facilities available.
Really nice lakes. For instance, Roper Lake, one of our favorites for sure.
But we know other recommendations, too.
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