It's been said that Metro Phoenix and Scottsdale have more boats per capita than any other major US city. We can't verify that statistic, but you will be amazed at the number of boats you will see in the greater area. Phoenix is well known for its magnificent desert landscape, but few people outside the area know about the many scenic lakes within a 40 mile drive from Phoenix Az. Phoenix area lakes offer vast, clear surface water created by the rivers feeding the Phoenix area. Each of the Phoenix lakes offers an abundance of lake fun including boating, sailing, and fishing, water skiing, swimming and camping enjoyment. Some lakes offer RV parks for traveler convenience. Some lakes offer picturesque mountainous scenery, large stands of Saguaro Cactus with beautiful desert views with spectacular wildflowers during the spring.