Canyon Lake (Arizona)9:51 AM
Canyon Lake is one of four reservoirs that were formed by the damming of the Salt River in the U.S. state of Arizona.The lake was formed by the Mormon Flat Dam, which was completed in 1925 after two years of construction. Canyon Lake, with a surface area of 950 acres , is the third and smallest of four lakes created along the Salt River. Two others, Apache Lake and Roosevelt Lake are upstream.
Unusual rock formations, scenic red rock canyon walls combine desert flora create its southwestern natural beauty. Hidden coves that peek out around every turn are great for fishing. Whether you launch your own boat or rent one at the marina, the lake waters are ideal for water-skiing, jet skiing, or just leisure sightseeing.
From the Phoenix area to Canyon Lake, Arizona: Take Highway 60 to Apache Junction. Exit at Idaho Road and turn North to Highway 88 (Apache Trail). Travel 14 miles Northeast on the paved Historic Apache Trail.
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