** IMPORTANT** When you kayak ,you don't get wet unless you want to! Our Old Town Dirigo kayaks are very stable, so you won't tip. Now is the time to kayak our local lakes!
Well now that Arizona has reached cooler temps, it’s time to talk about winter time kayaking in AZ.
Local lakes: If you’re thinking about kayaking some of our local lakes, it’s still a great time to do so. Canyon, Saguaro, Apache, Roosevelt, Pleasant, etc are all open, and for the first time in many years are filled to capacity after this year’s rains. Now is the perfect time to kayak these lakes. With little to no boat traffic and perfect temps, come see what Arizona has to offer.
River Kayaking: Phoenix residents are blessed to have a fun, easy river so close to us. The Lower Salt River is located about 5 min north of the 202/Red Mountain Freeway and Power Road and offers some great kayaking. The river flow is greatly slowed down but is still open from Phon D Sutton to Granite Reef. This makes for a fun, short kayak trip (under two hours) with calm water and cooler temps. It's a perfect place to take the family.
If you continue past Phon D Sutton there is a good chance you could see some of the local mustang herd grazing in the water, especially in the winter months. Also, December through February, the bald eagles return to nest in some of the large trees along the river, so bring your camera!
Don't have the time to make it out to the lake but still want to try some kayaking? The Phoenix area has 30+ city lakes you can paddle around in. The largest is Tempe Town Lake.