The Salt River is flowing fantastic, the Salt River will is perfect for kayaking from any of the six entry points.
Kayak the salt river at night! looking for a new adventure try kayaking down the salt river at night! The sun is down water is calm and you will have the river to yourselves. We recommend starting your paddle just before sunset at the water users recreation area and then exiting at the goldfield recreation area. This section will take about 2.5 hrs to complete. With the moon up there is no need for any headlamps although having them makes for walking and strapping down the kayaks easier. Enjoy the river in a whole new way in low 80 degree temps!
Kayaking the Salt River: Phoenix residents are blessed to have a fun and easy river so close to us. The Lower Salt River is located about 5 minutes north of the 202/Red Mountain Freeway and Power Road and offers some great kayaking. With 6 places to get on the water, you can have a kayak trip from 1.5 - 6 hrs!
During the winter months, the river flow is gated down, but some great kayaking is still available. The best place to put in the water during the fall, winter, and spring months is Phon D Sutton where you can continue down to Granite Reef.
If you continue past Phon D Sutton, there is a good chance you could see some of the local, wild mustang herd grazing in the water!