ROOSEVELT BOATING FUN ITINERARY

Adventure Highlights:  

  • Camping

  • Native American History & Culture

  • The largest lake in Arizona

  • Access to Bass Fishing

  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Jet Skiing

History:

Theodore Roosevelt Lake was formed by the construction of a masonry dam on the Salt River in 1911, making it the oldest artificial reservoir in Arizona. About ten miles of the original river are now beneath the waters, and in the other direction one of its major tributaries, Tonto Creek, is flooded for about 8 miles although the lake level and hence the overall length is quite variable. The reservoir is a major center for fishing, boating, camping and general vacationing, and despite being quite close to Phoenix, the shortest route is via the partly unpaved Apache Trail.

ITINERARY & MAP

QUICK FACTS

DURATION
  • 1, 2 or 3 days
     
DESTINATION

BEST TIMES

  • Spring

  • Summer

  • Fall

ADVENTURE TYPE

  • Water

  • Boating

  • Fishing

  • Camping

  • Trails 

  • Remote Wilderness

  • Possible weather (Could be hot or cold)

MINIMUM AGE
  • All ages

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TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS

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Must Do

Special Events

Find a special event to add to your Itinerary.  Gila County has hundreds of events that happen year round including rodeo's, parades and more.

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Museum Tour

Itinerary

Discover Gila County's rich history and heritage by taking the Museum Tour.  Everything from mining to Zane Gray history, pioneers, miners and cowboys.

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