Roosevelt Lake was voted the #1 Best Place to Visit in Arizona by CBS News in 2013. With 128 miles of sandy shoreline and crystal blue warm water framed by stunning red rocks, it’s not hard to see why. Only an hour and a half from metro Phoenix, it might as well be worlds away.
Fall/Winter Hours: September 16 – April 30
Store and Boat Rental Hours: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., 7 days a week Bar Hours: Call 602-977-7170 Marina, Campground, Lake Access for Launch & Retrieval and On-Water Pay at the Pump Fuel: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Summer Hours: May 1 – September 15
Store and Boat Rental Hours:
Sunday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bar Hours: Call 602-977-7170 Marina, Campground, Lake Access for Launch & Retrieval and On-Water Pay at the Pump Fuel: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The Perfect Arizona Vacation
Roosevelt Lake is the largest lake by surface water in Central Arizona (21,500 acres). The marina also boasts top-notch accessibility and convenience, featuring a ship store, ski boat and pontoon boat rental service, fuel dock, dry slip boat storage, wet slip boat storage and executive services. Our floating bar is the perfect place to cool off and take in live music as you watch the sun set over the red rocks.
A Little Bit of History
In 1911 Roosevelt Lake was created with the completion of the Theodore Roosevelt Dam that was constructed on the Salt River as part of the Salt River Project. The lake was the world’s largest man made lake at the time and today remains the largest lake located entirely within the state of Arizona. Both the dam and the lake were named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt who dedicated the dam himself in 1911.
Roosevelt Lake is located in central Arizona almost entirely within Gila County. Situated about 4 miles (6 km) upstream from Apache Lake (the next SRP reservoir on the Salt River), Roosevelt Lake occupies about 10 miles (16 km) of the original Salt River riverbed and also extends for about 8 miles (13 km) up Tonto Creek, a significant tributary of the Salt with its headwaters along the Mogollon Rim. The lake covers much of the southern portion of the Tonto Basin, a low-lying area between the Sierra Ancha Mountains, Mazatzal Mountains (including Four Peaks), and the Superstition Mountains. State Route 188 travels along the shore of the lake for much of its length. Tonto National Monument is located 4 miles (6 km) from Roosevelt Dam, and parts of the monument provide views of much of the reservoir.
Recreation & Wildlife
Fishing is a common recreational activity at Roosevelt Lake. The lake is home to a variety of game fish including crappie, carp, Sunfish, flathead and channel catfish, and smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. There is a slot size limit for the bass. Only one bass can be taken per day measuring between 13 and 16 inches.
Until recently, Roosevelt Lake also hosted the state’s most significant population of the federally endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher. Since the lake’s rise following heavy rains in the winter of 2005, the population dynamics between this site and the other significant Arizona population (on the San Pedro River) are unclear.
There are several Arizona Trail trailheads in the vicinity. The 800 mile (1,280 km) long hiking trail extending from the Arizona-Mexico border to Utah crosses the Salt River on the State Route 188 bridge that crosses Theodore Roosevelt Lake just northeast of Roosevelt Dam.
Friendly people & great entertainment
We take pride in making our members and guests feel like they’re part of something great. Roosevelt Lake Marina is a family-owned business and we invite you to be a part of ours. We’re approachable and happy to meet your requests, from courtesy shuttle rides to and from the marina, to burgers for your BBQ. When you tie back into your boat slip after a day on the water, enjoy a live concert or belt out karaoke hits with your new closest friends. Entertainment is never on short supply.
Professional, fun & relaxing
Roosevelt Lake Marina is a full service marina. Fishing boats, sailboats, houseboats and everything in between can be accommodated in our state of the art marina. A full suite of executive services means you never need to leave the lake to keep your boat in tip top shape. Our staff has over 40 years of marina and boating experience which means you can relax and enjoy the lake, knowing your boat is in good hands.