Boating Bliss on Roosevelt Lake

Roosevelt lake

Are you looking for a great boating location in Arizona?

Roosevelt Lake, near Tonto Basin, Arizona, can provide some great opportunities for boaters of all types.

Roosevelt Lake is a great scenic desert retreat. Whether you are a fisherman, water skier, jet skier, or wake boarder, you will be pleased with the opportunities presented you here.

Opportunities on the water

Roosevelt Lake boasts an impressive 22,000 surface acres of water. This means that at its most busy, you could be left completely alone in one of its many spacious coves, or not have a care in the world about flying at top speed across the open middle. For a good time, water skiing, jet skiing, wake boarding, and tubing are but a few of the many activities available.


The Roosevelt Lake marina has a ship store, covered and uncovered wet slips, dry storage and boat rental. Gasoline is also available here.


If you plan on camping at Roosevelt Lake, The 112 miles of shore line is going to make getting a good spot a breeze. In addition, Roosevelt has some developed camp sites with Cholla and Windy Hill campgrounds providing restrooms, and warm showers.

Fees and permits needed

To enjoy the use of Roosevelt Lake, you will need to purchase a “Tonto Pass.” The pass is a 24 hour use permit that is used for more than 50 recreation sites where a daily use permit is needed. The cost of these passes are $6.00 for each vehicle and an additional $4.00 for every watercraft. You can get Tonto Passes from many local retailers.

All in all Roosevelt Lake, near Tonto Basin Arizona is a great lake for water sport recreation and boating as well as fishing and camping. If you are trying to decide where to take your next vacation, or even just a weekend getaway, look no further than Roosevelt Lake!