DesertUSA’s River & Lake Guide

River & Lake Guides

We have linked some articles on things to do in the summer months as well as referenced destinations by state.  Most of these destinations offer some form of water-based activity so you can find some refuge from the summer heat.   Remember to stay cool out there and make sure you always drink plenty of water!

If you want to check out the water levels and temperatures at the various lake and river destinations, visit our Water Levels & Temperatures Guide.

[Fishing . . .

Fishing On The Colorado River
Fly Fishing in the Desert (Misc. Locations)
Fishing Southern Arizona: Arivaca, Pena Blanca, Patagonia and Parker Canyon lakes.
Fishing Lake Powell, Utah
Magnificent Lakes Mead & Mohave, Arizona, California
Spectacular Lake Powell, Utah
Mayflower Park, Riverside County, CA (25 miles west of Quartsite AZ)
Roper Lake State Park – Southeastern Arizona
Martinez Lake, Yuma, Arizona

Stoneman Lake
Roosevelt Lake
Roper Lake State Park
Martinez Lake

Boating . . .

Houseboating on Lake Mead
Stone Rainbows & Floating Houses At Lake Powell
Exploring Lake Havasu, Arizona and California
Lake Powell, Utah
Lake Mead NRA, Nevada and Arizona
Lake Mohave, California and Nevada


Dinosaur National Monument (Green and Yampa Rivers), Utah and Colorado
Grand Canyon River Rafting, Arizona
Raft Trip through the Grand Canyon Gorge, Arizona
Rio Grande – A wild and scenic river, Texas
San Juan River, Utah
Westwater Canyon, Utah
White River, Utah

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