Best lake in Phoenix

Check out the top lake in Phoenix, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Tempe Beach Park
1. Tempe Beach Park
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20 local reviews
80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 480-350-5200
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Monet
Enjoy an afternoon out around the beautiful Tempe Town Lake. Here you can have a picnic, take a leisurely bike…
Gerry
Enjoy an afternoon out around the beautiful Tempe Town Lake. Here you can have a picnic, take a leisurely bike…
Elvis
Enjoy an afternoon out around the beautiful Tempe Town Lake. Here you can have a picnic, take a leisurely bike…
1. Tempe Beach Park
1. Tempe Beach Park
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20 local reviews
80 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+1 480-350-5200
Monet
Monet
Enjoy an afternoon out around the beautiful Tempe Town Lake. Here you can have a picnic, take a leisurely bike ride (rent a bike at The Bicy…
Gerry
Gerry
Enjoy an afternoon out around the beautiful Tempe Town Lake. Here you can have a picnic, take a leisurely bike ride (rent a bike at The Bicy…
Elvis
Elvis
Enjoy an afternoon out around the beautiful Tempe Town Lake. Here you can have a picnic, take a leisurely bike ride (rent a bike at The Bicy…
2. Tempe Town Lake
2. Tempe Town Lake
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33 local reviews
Tempe Town Lake, Tempe
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Nathan And Emmalee
During the day you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and pedal boats (both electric and non electric). …
Ruey
Tempe Town Lake is located in the heart of Tempe, running from west of McClintock Road to east of Priest Road …
Kate
The lake may be man-made, but it's older than you think. Early Hohokam settlers dammed the Salt River to crea…
2. Tempe Town Lake
2. Tempe Town Lake
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33 local reviews
Tempe Town Lake, Tempe
Nathan And Emmalee
Nathan And Emmalee
During the day you can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and pedal boats (both electric and non electric). You will get an entirely new …
Ruey
Ruey
Tempe Town Lake is located in the heart of Tempe, running from west of McClintock Road to east of Priest Road between Rio Salado Parkway and…
Kate
Kate
The lake may be man-made, but it's older than you think. Early Hohokam settlers dammed the Salt River to create intricate canals and a lake…
3. Lake Pleasant
3. Lake Pleasant
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26 local reviews
Lake Pleasant
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Rachel
Lake Pleasant is a power boater's dream. As the largest lake in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, load-up all y…
Mary Ann
A large regional park with hiking trails, camping and house boating along with many other water activities on …
Phil
If you want to spend the day at the lake, this is a beautiful place. Located about 30 minute drive from the ho…
3. Lake Pleasant
3. Lake Pleasant
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26 local reviews
Lake Pleasant
Rachel
Rachel
Lake Pleasant is a power boater's dream. As the largest lake in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, load-up all your water recreation toys. You…
Mary Ann
Mary Ann
A large regional park with hiking trails, camping and house boating along with many other water activities on the lake. Fishing, water-jetti…
Phil
Phil
If you want to spend the day at the lake, this is a beautiful place. Located about 30 minute drive from the house, there is a Marina where y…
4. Fountain Park
4. Fountain Park
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15 local reviews
12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 480-816-5100
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Diana
10 story fountain which goes on the hour. Second highest fountain in the world. Enjoy breakfast by the lake …
Tracy
Beautiful Huge Fountain, lots of picnic areas, places to relax by the lake, and special events are regularly h…
Barbara
See Arizona's largest fountain! Typically goes off every hour from 10am - 5pm check website for up-to-date hou…
4. Fountain Park
4. Fountain Park
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15 local reviews
12925 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 480-816-5100
Diana
Diana
10 story fountain which goes on the hour. Second highest fountain in the world. Enjoy breakfast by the lake with a giant fountain.
Tracy
Tracy
Beautiful Huge Fountain, lots of picnic areas, places to relax by the lake, and special events are regularly held.
Barbara
Barbara
See Arizona's largest fountain! Typically goes off every hour from 10am - 5pm check website for up-to-date hours of operation. Fountain will…
5. Saguaro Lake
5. Saguaro Lake
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15 local reviews
Saguaro Lake
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Carla
Fish from shore, rent a boat, take a ride on Desert Belle Lake Cruise, eat at marina.
Nathan And Emmalee
Saguaro Lake is the fourth reservoir on the Salt River formed by the Stewart Mountain Dam in the U.S. state of…
Ryan
Lake in the canyons, good for boat rental, fishing, swimming in certain spors
5. Saguaro Lake
5. Saguaro Lake
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15 local reviews
Saguaro Lake
Carla
Carla
Fish from shore, rent a boat, take a ride on Desert Belle Lake Cruise, eat at marina.
Nathan And Emmalee
Nathan And Emmalee
Saguaro Lake is the fourth reservoir on the Salt River formed by the Stewart Mountain Dam in the U.S. state of Arizona. The lake is off Stat…
Ryan
Ryan
Lake in the canyons, good for boat rental, fishing, swimming in certain spors
6. Pier 54
6. Pier 54
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7 local reviews
5394 South Lakeshore Drive, Tempe
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 480-820-0660
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Jeff
Great food and Drink, on the Lake, easy walk
Paul + Amy
Neighborhood outdoor bar/restaurant ... lakeside dining and live music. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Christina
On the Lake! Beautiful views, especially at sunset. Serve food and drinks, live music Friday & Saturday nights…
6. Pier 54
6. Pier 54
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7 local reviews
5394 South Lakeshore Drive, Tempe
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 480-820-0660
Jeff
Jeff
Great food and Drink, on the Lake, easy walk
Paul + Amy
Paul + Amy
Neighborhood outdoor bar/restaurant ... lakeside dining and live music. Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Christina
Christina
On the Lake! Beautiful views, especially at sunset. Serve food and drinks, live music Friday & Saturday nights.
7. Coffee Rush
7. Coffee Rush
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5 local reviews
1949 W Ray Rd, Chandler
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 480-855-9815
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Jack
Great outdoor seating next to a lovely little lake at this locally owned coffee shop. A local favorite.
Ty
Vibrant coffee shop @ bicycle distance, beautiful view of a lake, good coffee and wifi.
Jack
Great outdoor seating next to a lovely little lake at this locally owned coffee shop. A local favorite.
7. Coffee Rush
7. Coffee Rush
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5 local reviews
1949 W Ray Rd, Chandler
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 480-855-9815
Jack
Jack
Great outdoor seating next to a lovely little lake at this locally owned coffee shop. A local favorite.
Ty
Ty
Vibrant coffee shop @ bicycle distance, beautiful view of a lake, good coffee and wifi.
Jack
Jack
Great outdoor seating next to a lovely little lake at this locally owned coffee shop. A local favorite.
8. Pita Jungle - Chandler
8. Pita Jungle - Chandler
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9 local reviews
1949 West Ray Road, Chandler
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 480-855-3232
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Jacqueline
Pita Jungle made vegan and gluten-free hip before the celebrity diet hype! Be sure to order at least 3-4 happ…
Koko & Maz
Fun and lovely interior by the lake, you can enjoy family dinner so comfortably. Love middle eastern inspired …
Jacqueline
Pita Jungle made vegan and gluten-free hip before the celebrity diet hype! Be sure to order at least 3-4 happ…
8. Pita Jungle - Chandler
8. Pita Jungle - Chandler
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9 local reviews
1949 West Ray Road, Chandler
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 480-855-3232
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Pita Jungle made vegan and gluten-free hip before the celebrity diet hype! Be sure to order at least 3-4 happy hour tapas and try an organi…
Koko & Maz
Koko & Maz
Fun and lovely interior by the lake, you can enjoy family dinner so comfortably. Love middle eastern inspired foods here!
Jacqueline
Jacqueline
Pita Jungle made vegan and gluten-free hip before the celebrity diet hype! Be sure to order at least 3-4 happy hour tapas and try an organi…
9. Bartlett Lake
9. Bartlett Lake
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12 local reviews
Bartlett Lake
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Lisa
The drive alone is fun. The road undulates its way the this local lake and marina. There a plenty of picnic ta…
Jennifer & Jeremy
Rent a kayak, SUP, pontoon or fishing boat from the Marina. Scottsdale Triathlon club does open-water swim t…
Michele
A bit of a drive (30 miles), but the scenery is beautiful. You'll wind around the roadway until huge bluffs a…
9. Bartlett Lake
9. Bartlett Lake
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12 local reviews
Bartlett Lake
Lisa
Lisa
The drive alone is fun. The road undulates its way the this local lake and marina. There a plenty of picnic tables and covered spaces for a …
Jennifer & Jeremy
Jennifer & Jeremy
Rent a kayak, SUP, pontoon or fishing boat from the Marina. Scottsdale Triathlon club does open-water swim training location. The Marina a…
Michele
Michele
A bit of a drive (30 miles), but the scenery is beautiful. You'll wind around the roadway until huge bluffs and the lake comes into view. Y…
10. Valle Luna
10. Valle Luna
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4 local reviews
1949 West Ray Road, Chandler
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 480-786-3100
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Koko & Maz
Casual and fun Mexican restaurant by the lake.
Ryan
Arizona Mexican Food with a nice patio, cantina overlooking the Anderson Springs Lake.
Ryan
Arizona Mexican Food with a nice patio, cantina overlooking the Anderson Springs Lake.
10. Valle Luna
10. Valle Luna
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4 local reviews
1949 West Ray Road, Chandler
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 480-786-3100
Koko & Maz
Koko & Maz
Casual and fun Mexican restaurant by the lake.
Ryan
Ryan
Arizona Mexican Food with a nice patio, cantina overlooking the Anderson Springs Lake.
Ryan
Ryan
Arizona Mexican Food with a nice patio, cantina overlooking the Anderson Springs Lake.
11. Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
11. Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
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35 local reviews
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Tempe
+1 855-278-5080
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Patty
Ride the light rail to downtown Tempe for a a bit of night life, bars, dancing and a stroll along the Tempe To…
Madeleine
Tempe Lakes and downtown tempe within 5 minutes
Paul + Amy
Arizona State University is one of the Nation's largest University
11. Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
11. Arizona State University, Tempe Campus
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35 local reviews
Arizona State University, Tempe Campus, Tempe
+1 855-278-5080
Patty
Patty
Ride the light rail to downtown Tempe for a a bit of night life, bars, dancing and a stroll along the Tempe Town Lake.
Madeleine
Madeleine
Tempe Lakes and downtown tempe within 5 minutes
Paul + Amy
Paul + Amy
Arizona State University is one of the Nation's largest University
12. Tempe Center for the Arts
12. Tempe Center for the Arts
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14 local reviews
700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe
+1 480-350-2822
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Larry
The Tempe Center for the Arts is one of the coolest venues in AZ. It's the perfect place to catch a concert or…
Coni
Architecturally unique structure with three theater venues and an art gallery. Incredibly beautiful views of T…
Russ
The Center features a roof made of complex geometric folded plates. The roof is highly visible from the surrou…
12. Tempe Center for the Arts
12. Tempe Center for the Arts
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14 local reviews
700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe
+1 480-350-2822
Larry
Larry
The Tempe Center for the Arts is one of the coolest venues in AZ. It's the perfect place to catch a concert or view an exhibit collection an…
Coni
Coni
Architecturally unique structure with three theater venues and an art gallery. Incredibly beautiful views of Tempe Town Lake and lovely area…
Russ
Russ
The Center features a roof made of complex geometric folded plates. The roof is highly visible from the surrounding freeways and the man-mad…