Planning your visit to Scottsdale, AZ likely includes visions of beautiful desert terrain filled with outdoor activity options, upscale dining, top-notch golf courses, luxurious spas, and a vibrant downtown art scene. What many visitors are surprised to discover is that even in this desert region, an oasis of water fun also awaits at Tempe Town Lake!
Explore the Cool Waters of Tempe Town Lake
Located adjacent to Downtown Tempe and the Salt River, Tempe Town Lake offers a day of fun on the water within easy access to the city. With its warm weather throughout each season, you can enjoy water activities and Tempe Town Lake events year-round! In addition to frequent events and activities held on and around the lake, visitors can also enjoy their own time of fun in this desert oasis!
Tempe Town Lake is more than 2 miles long and was created by damming a portion of the dry Salt River and adding water. Kayaking, sailing, rowing, and fishing are some of the popular water activities that can be participated in on Tempe Town Lake. In addition, a system of paths running along its shoreline provides a venue for additional activities such as biking, walking, jogging, and picnicking.
Boats 4 Rent, located in Tempe at 72 W. Rio Salado Parkway, provides a variety of gear rentals that will enhance your time on Tempe Town Lake. Electric boats, kayaks (single and double), stand up paddleboards, and pedal boats are some of the options that can be found at Boats 4 Rent. Choose your vehicle of choice and get out and explore this fun-filled venue! Their pedal boats are a hit for the whole family, with a bimini top for shade and the shapes of ducks, dragons, and swans providing a memorable photo opportunity.
Spend a warm Arizona day exploring the cool waters of Tempe Town Lake, the second most visited attraction in the state!
Planning Your Visit to Tempe Town Lake
Tempe Town Lake is located south of Scottsdale along the northern edge of the town of Tempe, just off of Red Mountain Fwy. As a reminder, swimming is not permitted in Tempe Town Lake. A daily or annual boating permit can be obtained online from the Tempe Town’s government website.
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