Whether you’re looking for a week or a weekend adventure, a lake getaway trip to Roosevelt Lake is a must-see oasis in the desert. The Roosevelt Lake Marina is an ideal location on the lake for renting a boat or kayak, docking your boat in a guest slip or simply escaping from the heat.

The Marina

Our self-contained community has a floating bar with grill-your-own food, where you can enjoy spectacular views with friends and family. Before you head out on the lake to fish or jet ski, the Marina’s store has snacks, ice, drinks and sunblock to help make your adventure on the water relaxing and enjoyable.

Accommodations & Camping

Evenings can be spent at the Marina’s Floating Hotel, a cozy 2-bedroom cabin that can accommodate up to eight and you’re right on the water! It’s an ideal option for a family seeking a unique experience on the water.

Who doesn’t love camping? You can camp out right on the shore at Roosevelt Lake. Pitch a tent or set your camper and you’ll enjoy the convenience of being right on the water (our equivalent of a beach) and near the marina’s boat launch ramp. You can leave your fire wood at home as typically summer camping means fire restrictions at the lake. Although RV’s are welcome at Roosevelt Lake, be sure to come full & empty as there aren’t any hookups or dump stations at the lake.

Tent campers love shoreline camping at Roosevelt Lake

Other options for an overnight stay include several local hotels, where you can retire after a day of water fun. Approximately 10 to 20 miles from the lake are the Roosevelt Resort Park and the Punkin Center Lodge. Both hotels are favorites on travel sites such as Yelp, Google and Trip Advisor.

Hiking & Biking

In addition to plenty of lake fun, Roosevelt Lake is surrounded by wonderful hiking and biking trails. The Roosevelt Lake Visitor Center is a great resource for hikers and bikers, and can help you find the trail that will deliver a perfect outdoor adventure. Also, the Tonto National Monument features amazing cliff dwelling tours November through April, as well as unique archaeology that’s worth discovering.

Roosevelt Lake Marina Hiking - Arizona Trail


Explore the beautiful terrain before lunch, and you’ll be ready for substantial local dining experience! The most popular nearby local restaurants are also within 10 to 20 miles of the lake. Try one of the several local pizza, cafe and grill restaurants. And, finally for those of you who enjoy cooking by campfire, food and other supplies can be picked up at the Tonto Basin Marketplace, and the Spring Creek Store.

It takes a little planning, but a trip to Roosevelt Lake – less than two hours away from Phoenix – is a well-worth adventure that feels like you’re worlds away!