Watery Ways to Stay Cool

When the weather heats up, there’s no better way to have fun and stay cool than being in the water. Whether it’s the neighborhood swimming pool, the nearby lake or beach, or a thrilling waterpark, our community can keep its cool all summer long. Be sure to bring towels and plenty of sunscreens to enjoy endless hours of splashing and relaxing by the water.

  1. Photo By: Courtesy H2-Whoa!

    Lake Pleasant

    Slide down the world's tallest floating waterslide at Lake Pleasant.

  2. Photo By: Courtesy Tempe Tourism

    Tempe Town Lake

    Rent a swan pedal boat and pedal around Tempe Town Lake.

  3. Photo By: Courtesy AOT

    Lake Havasu

    The London Bridge—yes, the real London Bridge—can be found at Lake Havasu, and so can white sand beaches perfect for a day of lounging around. 

  4. Photo By: Courtesy Dolly Steamboat

    Dolly Steamboat

    Take a scenic nature cruise, astronomy cruise, or twilight dinner cruise on Canyon Lake aboard the Dolly Steamboat.

  5. Salt River Tubing

    Rent a tube and float down the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest near Mesa with Salt River Tubing.

  6. Photo By: Photo by AOT

    Canyon Lake

    At Canyon Lake, camp just steps from the lake at one of 36 campsite with water and electric hookups or nine tent-only campsites. 

  7. Photo By: Courtesy Apache Lake Marina & Resort

    Apache Lake

    Apache Lake has multiple fishing habitats courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish, and is home to channel and flathead catfish, striped bass, walleye, trout, and more.

  8. Photo By: Photo by Geoff Livingston/Flickr

    Roosevelt Lake

    Instagram and TikTok Lovers will love that the bridge over Roosevelt Lake makes for a perfect photo backdrop.

  9. Photo By: Photo by Kevin Dooley/Flickr

    Bartlett Lake

    Stay overnight at Bartlett Lake on an Aqua Lodge, which has everything you need for overnights in comfort.

  10. Photo By: Courtesy ShipRock Restaurant

    Saguaro Lake

    Grab a bite lakeside at ShipRock Restaurant at Saguaro Lake, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.