Many visitors are pleasantly surprised by the number and size of lakes in Arizona. Fountain Hills is especially fortunate to be almost centrally located amidst seven of the most popular lakes in the state. Also, the Verde River passes a few miles east of Fountain Hills and flows most of the year. And along with the Fountain, 30-acre Fountain Lake is the centerpiece of the beautiful downtown park area.
FountainHillsGuide.com has listed all of the nearby lakes below for your convenience:
Lakes close to Fountain Hills
These lakes and waterways not only provide water for the citizens of Arizona, but also open up a world of recreational opportunities. There are activities for every interest and time of year: Boating, fishing, swimming, kayaking, tubing, camping, hiking, birding and photography are some of the more popular pastimes. The drive on Route 88, aka The Apache Trail passes four of these lakes and is considered a favorite by many residents and visitors alike due to the contrast of the stunning blue lakes set in a backdrop of multi-hued, rugged desert cliffs and mountains.
Although watersports are not allowed in Fountain Lake, Saguaro Lake is only a beautiful 18 mile drive from Fountain Hills and features all of the amenities including a restaurant and boat rentals. Lake Pleasant and Roosevelt Lake are the largest lakes in the Phoenix area but are not quite as close.
Besides Fountain Lake, the other nearby lakes can be grouped by their general location and the river that feeds each of them: Lake Pleasant is fed by the Agua Fria River and is located northwest of the Phoenix area. Horsehoe and Bartlett Lake are fed by the Verde River north of Fountain Hills. Roosevelt, Apache, Canyon and Saguaro Lake are fed by the Salt River and are east of Fountain Hills.