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Enjoy Outdoor Fun At Lakes, Rivers & Dams In Arizona

The state is best known for its sunny climate and desert landscape but you’ll find plenty of lakes, rivers and dams in Arizona. Lake Mead, near Bullhead City, is just minutes from the Hoover Dam. Enjoy a full range of watersports, fishing and onshore activities like hiking, biking and hunting. Lake Mohave, behind Davis Dam, spans 67 miles and offers boating, fishing, water skiing and hiking. Nearby Lake Havasu is known as the personal watercraft capital of the world. Enjoy wakeboarding, water-skiing, power boating, kayaking and sport fishing. Land adventures include off-roading, golf, mountain biking and hot air balloon rides.

Lake Powell is the second largest man-made lake in the country. Created when Glen Canyon Dam was constructed in 1966, the 20-million acre lake draws outdoor enthusiasts for jet-skiing, water-skiing, swimming, boating, fishing and tubing. Hike to Rainbow Bridge National Monument and make time for browsing the John Wesley Powell Museum in Page. The Historic River Port in Ehrenburg is located 130 miles north of Yuma on the Colorado River. The central Arizona recreation area is a fun destination for boating, fishing and hunting. Hike to Castle Dome Peak in the Kofa Mountains or enjoy ATV action on back roads.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Found along the Nevada border in northeastern Arizona, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is truly an outdoors person’s paradise.

The recreation area is just a short drive north of Kingman and Bullhead City, and only minutes east of the Hoover Dam.

Due to Lake Mead being primarily fed by the Colorado River and featuring several smaller lakes surrounding, aquatic activities like fishing, boating, kayaking, and canoeing are certainly plentiful.

Further things to do at Lake Mead include onshore activities like hiking, biking, hunting, and more throughout the nine officially recognized wilderness areas.

Glen Canyon Recreation Area

Glen Canyon Recreation Area spans 1.2 million acres across northern Arizona and southern Utah. Situated north of Page off US-89, the popular recreation site is home to Lake Powell, a 20-million acre lake. Enjoy year-round boating, fishing, swimming and kayaking along the Arizona-Utah border. Take a relaxing drive on Burr Trail and Hole-In-The Rock Road to enjoy 60 miles of spectacular scenery. Hike to well-known landmarks like Horseshoe Bend and Waheap Overlook, or enjoy outdoor adventures on Cathedral Wash Hike near Lees Ferry. ATV enthusiasts can enjoy plenty of off-road fun on back roads. Must-see attractions include Rainbow Bridge National Monument and Antelope Canyon. Stop by the visitor center in Page for maps and information on guided tours and ranger programs.

Antelope Point Marina

Found in northern Arizona, Antelope Point Marina is a busy, summer travel destination. Perfect for boaters and jet skiers, Antelope Point Marina is set along Lake Powell, just north of Page. Visit with your boat and explore Lake Powell – Antelope Point features valet boat launching, a boat fueling station, and even boat rentals.

When you've docked for the night, be sure to explore Antelope Point's excellent dinning options. The Ja'di'To'oh Restaurant offers premier dinner options, and in the morning, visit Grandma Betty's for a fine meal to start the day. There are many ways to enjoy outdoor recreation in AZ, and Antelope Point Marina is one of the best.

Historic River Port

Make the most of your next visit to Arizona. The Historic River Port of Ehrenberg was a major point of entry in the late 1800s and heavily used during the La Paz Rush era. It's located on the Colorado River, 130 miles north of Yuma, across the river from Blythe, California.

Hunting, fishing, boating and ATVing are popular daytime activities, as well as hiking to Castle Dome Peak, a local landmark, in the beautiful Kofa Mountains. While visiting Ehrenberg you'll find excellent accommodations and friendly locals. Enjoy your time in Central Arizona.

Lake Mohave National Recreation Area

Plan for exceptional outdoor recreation in Arizona. Lake Mohave, in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is a 67-mile section of the Colorado River behind Davis Dam.

The lake offers a multitude of recreational activities including fishing, boating, water skiing and hiking. For a relaxing afternoon, beach and boat along the Lake Mohave shoreline for swimming and picnicking.

Many Lake Mohave visitors travel nine miles south to Bullhead City after enjoying Lake Mohave.

While visiting Bullhead City, enjoy excellent area fun, top attraction, wonderful eats, and much more. Enjoy creating fun memories on this Northern Arizona lake.

Lake Powell

A beautiful treasure awaits visitors in Page, Arizona. Incredible Lake Powell was created when the Glen Canyon Dam was built in 1966, for hydroelectricity. This magnificent lake, featuring 1,960 miles of shoreline, is the second-largest man-make lake in the country, behind Lake Mead, Nevada.

The lake is named after John Wesley Powell, an American Civil War Veteran who explored the Colorado River in 1869. While in Page, take time to stroll through the John Wesley Powell Museum to learn more about this American West explorer.

When Lake Powell is full, it holds 24,000,000 acre feet of water and spans 254 square miles, across Northern Arizona and Southern Utah.

Recreational enthusiasts love spending time on the lake. Favorite water sports on the lake include boating, jet-skiing, water-skiing, swimming, fishing and tubing.

A must-see Lake Powell attraction is Rainbow Bridge National Monument. Be sure to beach the boat along the shore and hike up to see this amazing sandstone arch.