Some people are surprised to discover that the Sonoran Desert in Pima County has lakes!
Recently my sister visited from the East Coast. I mentioned a nearby lake, just down the road. She was very surprised.
In Tucson, there are several fabulous lakes. They may be small, but they're big (& valuable) to us! (Reference our monthly Lake Quote for July above.)
The smaller community of Sahuarita also has a lake.
These communities can enjoy many lakeside activities at their lakes.
Birding, walking, playgrounds, picnicking, jogging, and lots more...
Please Observe All Rules & Regulations for Lake Boating & Fishing
You'll see here with the links in our "Recent Articles" Blog Post> that Arizona Dept. of Game & Fish this coming weekend is sponsoring installation of two types of fish habitat improvement. They're asking for volunteers to sign up.
On Saturday at Kennedy Lake in Tucson. On Sunday at Sahuarita Lake in the town of Sahuarita, south of Tucson, off I-19.
These two Arizona fishing Lakes in Pima County will have improved habitats for the lives of fish. Once they're stocked in the lakes. And of course, it will make fishing for anglers much better. And much more fun!
These artificial habitats are:
Arizona has a boatload of fishing lakes! The ones in Tucson, we've mentioned above: Silverbell Lake (that's the one near our house), off Silverbell Road. After turning off I-10's El Camino Del Cerro Exit, go to Silverbell Rd., turn left - it's just down on the left.
Lakeside Lake on the East side of town. And Kennedy Lake, on the Southwest side of town. They're all stocked regularly for fishing enjoyment.
Then there's also Sahuarita Lake, in Sahuarita. That's off I-19, south of Tucson.
Here are others in Pima County:
As we said, you've got many choices throughout the state. In all types of environments we have here in Arizona. We've got fabulous fishing in some of the Best Arizona Lakes.
You can have a great time Fishing Big Lake in Arizona's White Mountains. Be prepared for an absolutely non-desert climate!
A couple more desert lakes are great places for winter time fishing. One is large, one is small. Check these out:
July 25th is National Drowning Prevention Day. We'll always take precautions when at our lakes, fishing from boats, to wear our life jackets. Right?! In particular, if you take kids with you, they especially need to have them. Anywhere around the lake.
A life jacket, or "personal flotation device" (PFD) automatically turns a person wearing it face-up. That way when you breathe via mouth & nose, you won't inhale water & drown.
Approximately 236,000 people drown every year! But sadly, it's one of the ten top killers of children between 5 & 14 years old.
As Ben Franklin said: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But remember there is no cure for a drowned person.
See you again next month.
Meanwhile, enjoy your lakeside adventures!
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