Take a Day Trip to Saguaro Lake:

Outdoors Beth Kohoutek May 16, 2024

Take a Day Trip to Saguaro Lake: An Oasis of Adventure and Relaxation

If you're looking for a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of life, a day trip to Saguaro Lake is the perfect remedy. Located just a short drive from Fountain Hills, this stunning desert oasis offers something for everyone, whether you're seeking adventure on the water or a serene spot to unwind by the shore.

Boating and Fishing

Saguaro Lake is a popular destination for boating enthusiasts. Rent a boat or bring your own to cruise along the lake's sparkling waters, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert. If you enjoy fishing, cast your line for a chance to catch bass, catfish, and other freshwater species. It's a great way to spend quality time with family and friends.

Relaxing by the Water

For those who prefer a slower pace, there are plenty of spots along the lake's shoreline to relax and soak up the sun. Pack a picnic and enjoy the tranquil surroundings, or take a refreshing dip in the cool water to beat the heat.  At Butcher Jones, Mesquite trees provide welcome natural shade to picnic units. One of the most popular beach/picnic area is one of the most-visited sites on the Tonto National Forest is Butcher Jones recreation area  featuring a hiking trail. The gently sloping sandy beach makes for a safe, gradual changes in depths adjacent to picnic area for swimming, paddle boarding and kayak launch.

Desert Belle: Live Music and Natural Tours

For a unique experience, hop aboard the Desert Belle, a vintage-style steamboat that offers live music and guided nature tours on the lake. Enjoy a scenic cruise while learning about the area's rich history and diverse wildlife. Live music performances add to the ambiance, making for an unforgettable outing.

Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, Saguaro Lake has it all. So, pack your sunscreen, grab your favorite hat, and head out for a day of fun by the water!


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