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Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site

Superstition Mountains Area, Arizona

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  • Kayaking and paddleboarding are allowed on the lake.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • A nice quiet spot to relax on the water.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Looking back toward Canyon Lake Marina.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Lots of sandy areas for a picnic by the water.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • An excellent little cover to escape motorboat noise and wake.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Beautiful views over Canyon Lake.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Beautiful views over Canyon Lake.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Canyon Lake. - Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Dry desert scenes near Canyon Lake.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Canyon Lake is a desert oasis.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Arid desert scenery at Canyon Lake.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
  • Arid canyonlands near Canyon Lake.- Canyon Lake: Boulder Recreation Site
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Pros: 
Easy access. Sheltered picnic areas.
Cons: 
Congested. Seasonal due to heat.
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Region:
Superstition Mountains Area, AZ
Congestion: 
High
Location type: 
Sandy beach
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The Boulder Recreation Area is located on Canyon Lake close to the Canyon Lake Marina. It is a quiet but popular little cove. Mostly favored for day-use picnicking, kayaking, and paddleboarding, it is also a great place to take your dogs for a dip in the lake!

There are several large shelters for shade, and it is an excellent spot to stop for lunch. Canyon Lake is also well known for its fishing. Carp over 30 pounds can be found in this lake, and it held a state record for a 15-pound largemouth and a world record for a 1-pound, 11-ounce yellow bass. The lake is stocked monthly with rainbow trout from November to March. Other species that can be found in this lake are walleye, channel catfish, bluegill, and green sunfish.

With its proximity to Canyon Lake Marina and restrictions on boat use (motorized boats are not allowed in the Boulder Recreation Area), this is an excellent area to step away from the noise, fish off the dock, or enjoy a nice shaded picnic and paddle with friends. The Canyon Lake Marina features a restaurant, snackbar, picnic supplies, camping, kayak and paddleboard rentals, and more.

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