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Canyon Lake

16802 N.E. Highway 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ
+1 480-288-9233
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16802 N.E. Highway 88, Tortilla Flat, AZ
+1 480-288-9233
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

1 1/2 hr. cruise around the lake all through rock formations and mountains. Two levels on the boat with lots of seating and tables. Beautiful scenery!

Thank 2012roadtrip
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This place is about 45 minutes (winding) drive from Chandler, AZ - The lake is spectacular, the desert beauty on the way is amazing. We rented a boat that could hold 4 adults and 3 kids for 1 hour. The rental cost is $80. The...More

Thank Sameer K
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I have been to AZ so many times and just learned about Canyon Lake. My bad - because it is AMAZING!!!! The drive is crazy - so be aware, but once you get their your blown away from how pretty it is. So peaceful... But...More

Thank Lisa2735
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We saw beautiful sites from this lake while taking the Dolly Boat ride. ( We did the dinner cruise it was great )

Thank rick65wagon
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is the place to go to see Arizona wildlife, so beautiful! It was a bit of a drive but so worth it to get out of the city and see what Arizona is really like.

Thank Kristina H
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I joined friends for a day of boating on Canyon Lake. We had a great time. The place is ruggedly beautiful.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you want to see a sample of the beauty of Arizona's desert, take the drive from Apache Junction, up Apache Trail to Canyon Lake. The look-out is a great photo opportunity then just another couple of miles is the marina & restaurant. We love...More

2  Thank Gene M
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Rented 2 singles & double kayaks from Precision Marine at Canyon Lake. Super nice person who helped us. Took my 3 grandkids out kayaking (13yrs,12yrs, & 5yrs old). It was their first time and they all loved it! We had fun exploring the inlets -...More

Thank Inez R
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

We were going to meet friends for a kayak trip.......But they didn't show. We made the best of it by relaxing and enjoying the veiws, both while driving into the Lake from the lake and then again while on the way out. Have your camera...More

1  Thank Ted S
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Winding, but pretty drive less than an hour from Phoenix. There are options for kayaking, boating, picnicking and beach areas. Scenic views and makes for a good day trip out of the city!

Thank melissaagohlke
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Daniela S
15 January 2018|
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Response from Inez R | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We beached our kayaks near a picnic site to have our lunch and use the restrooms. Easy to get back in :)
21 May 2017|
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Response from Paula B | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, but is about 17 miles from Apache Junction.
Marsha S
6 April 2017|
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Response from SeesTheWorld5 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure on cost as my in-laws paid for the boat rental. I know you pay for the boat regardless of how many people. I think it's at least $200 for about 4-5 hours. But I'm sure there's a rental website somewhere with... More