Get out and explore!

Lake Roosevelt Marina is a self-contained community

with food, store, fuel and camping available.

However, we understand that periodically you may want to get out and explore. This list features some of the most preferred and best Yelp, Trip Advisor and Google ranked places in the area.

You can find a restaurant, store and hotel to help you and your guests enjoy your experience at the lake. You will also find information on camping, area attractions, hiking, biking, and fishing.


Big Daddy Pizza

100 S Rio Salado Ln.
Tonto Basin, AZ 85553
(928) 479-3223
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21min -17 miles/via AZ-188

Boston’s Lake House Grill

18808 AZ-188
Roosevelt, AZ 85545
(928) 467-2626
12min – 9.4 miles/via AZ-188 S

M&M Reno Creek Cafe

270 S. Old Hwy 188 Ste C
Tonto Basin, 85553
(928) 479-2710
23min – 19 miles/via AZ-188 S

Punkin Center Grill

Old Highway 188 At Greenback Rd
Tonto Basin, AZ 85553
(928) 479-2627
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25min – 20 miles/via AZ-188 S

Accommodations / Hotels

Roosevelt Lake Resort

358 Stagecoach Trail
Roosevelt, AZ 85545
(928) 467-2276
14min – 10.4 miles/via AZ-188

Punkin Center Lodge

Old Highway 188 At Greenback Rd
Tonto Basin, AZ 85553
(928) 479-2627
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25min – 19.9 miles/via AZ-188


Floating Hotel Room

Located at Roosevelt Lake Marina
Call 602-977-7170 for reservations and availability.

AZ Stay + Play

107 Sally May Circle
Tonto Basis, AZ 85553
(602) 370-5159
20 min – 14.3 miles/via AZ-188

Major Attractions

Roosevelt Lake Visitor Center

Adjacent to the Roosevelt Lake Marina is the Roosevelt Lake Visitor Center. The center is staffed by knowledgeable people who will answer your questions about the area and Arizona. The rear patio presents a spectacular view of the lake. The center has several artifacts from the Salado culture. On exhibit are examples of storage pottery made and used by the people who inhabited this area more than 600 years ago.

Tonto National Monument

Tonto National Monument showcases two Salado-style cliff dwellings. Colorful pottery, woven cotton cloth and other artifacts tell a story of people living and using resources from the northern Sonoran Desert from 1250 to 1450 CE. Guided tours are offered to the Upper Cliff Dwellings from November through April, every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Please call (928) 467- 2241 to check availability and to make reservations.

Hiking and Biking

For a comprehensive list of hiking and biking trails, as well as important safety information, visit the Forest Service web site. Information on activities around the Lake Roosevelt is found under the Tonto Basin Ranger District heading.

Cemetery Trail

Roosevelt Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the local settlers, as well as workers who built Theodore Roosevelt Dam. A self-guided walk is available.

Three Bar Route

The Three Bar Wildlife Enclosure is a fenced wildlife study area operated by Arizona Game and Fish. The proximity of two recreation sites provides ample parking should you want to cool off in Roosevelt Lake after your ride.

Cottonwood Trail 120

From the Frazier Trailhead, the trail meanders over low ridges and through drainages until it drops into Cottonwood Canyon.

Vineyard Trail 131

Trail passes through a variety of Lower Sonoran Desert vegetation plant communities. Spectacular views of Roosevelt Lake, Apache Lake, Roosevelt Dam and Four Peaks. Historic Camp O’Rourke located near the east terminus.

Thompson Trail 121

From State Highway 188, the trail quickly climbs along an arroyo and then follows the contour of the ridges above the highway and Roosevelt Lake.


Get the insider-scoop on all things fishing at Roosevelt Lake on the dedicated Fishing page.


Clearly one of the most popular activities is to camp at Roosevelt Lake. That’s why we’ve got an entire Camping section of the site with all the details you need.

Lake Activities

Kayak Rentals

Available at the Marina