Did you know that Arizona State Parks and Trails is the lead agency responsible for statewide recreation planning in Arizona? That means that we help plan outdoor recreation throughout the state, not just in our parks. These plans include outdoor recreation on public and private lands that are managed by federal agencies, other state agencies, municipalities, non-profits, private businesses, and others. We can use the plans to distribute federal and state grant funds to help recreation dreams become reality!
Every three years, Arizona State Parks and Trails collaborates with the Arizona Game and Fish Department to complete the Boating Watercraft Survey. This year, Arizona is focusing on the experiences of resident Arizona boaters while also attempting to get feedback from all boaters while they are visiting Arizona waterways in the summer of 2021.
Our goal is to find out how many boaters use Arizona's lakes and rivers in all counties, then measure that use for resource allocation and future planning. If you visit one of the parks or other popular waterways in Arizona, we want to hear from you. Take the survey for a chance to win some great prizes, and help us make outdoor water recreation even better for you! The survey closes September 30, 2021.
Once we have gathered the data, we'll know:
The final report will be posted on the Arizona State Parks and Trails website before the end of 2021 and will help provide fun and safe experiences for all boaters, kayakers, paddle boarders, canoers - anyone who enjoys the water in Arizona!
Upgraded water and electric in campsites at Buckskin Mountain State Park
Replaced fish cleaning stations at Alamo Lake and Lyman Lake state parks
Replaced concrete in the turn-around drive by the east boat ramp at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Completed necessary repairs to the east dock to make it usable at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area
Replaced docks with one in the middle of the ramp at Patagonia Lake State Park
Relocated boat house and replaced doors, floats and added a boat lift to the boat house at Patagonia Lake State Park
Repaired broken/burnt docks and removed a broken dock at Lake Havasu State Park