Boating Opportunities Abound in these State Parks

July 12, 2016

PHOENIX - Looking for weekend plans? Come cast a line in one of the quiet fishing coves at an Arizona State Park lake! Water sport enthusiasts will appreciate the clear, blue waters ideal for skiing, tubing, and boating on the open water. 

WHAT: Arizona State Parks with boat launch ramps. 

WHERE: Alamo Lake State Park- Has two paved boat ramps to launch motorized and non-motorized watercrafts.

Buckskin Mountain State Park- Has a two-lane launch ramp for motorized and non-motorized watercrafts.

Cattail Cove State Park- Has a spacious four lane boat ramp with accommodations for any size boat. For boats longer than 35', call ahead to get permission from the rangers to launch from the ramp. Motorized and non-motorized boats may launch.

Lake Havasu State Park- Offers two boat ramps as well as a personal watercraft (PWC) ramp. The park also offers boat and PWC rentals. Motorized and non-motorized boats may launch at any ramp.

River Island State Park- Has a three-lane boat launch. A concession store is located ½ mile south of the park on Highway 95 and has non-motorized watercraft rentals available.

Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area- Offers a single-lane boat launch ramp available on the east and west sides of the lake. Maximum of 10 H.P. gasoline engines are allowed. Motorized and non-motorized watercrafts are welcome to launch at any ramp.

Lyman Lake State Park- Has two boat ramps at the park. One is a doublewide lane and the other is a single lane. There are no restrictions on boat sizes. Motorized and non-motorized watercrafts may be launched from either ramp.

Patagonia Lake State Park - Offers tow boat ramps. Both motorized and non-motorized watercrafts may launch from either ramp.

Roper Lake State Park- Has one boat ramp. Gas motors are not permitted on the lake. Non-motorized watercrafts may launch from the boat ramp.

WHEN: Availability varies with each park. Check park operating schedules.

For information about all 30 Arizona State Parks and Natural Areas, the Trails and Off-Highway Vehicle Programs and State Historic Preservation Office call 1-877-MY-PARKS or visit


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