SUP Boarding at Boulder Recreation Site, Canyon Lake, Arizona is a great location to have a quiet and relaxing day. The water is smooth and there are plenty of tables to have a picnic.
How To Get There
Boulder Canyon Recreation Site from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is about 31 miles northeast. When you type in Boulder Canyon Recreation Site it will show an address in Apache Junction, AZ. The road is paved from the airport to the parking lot.
There are many parking lots for parking near the water. So you don’t have to carry your gear too far.
There are designated restrooms.
Picnic tables are available. Some are under shade and others are out in the open.
Tonto Park Pass
You get to purchase a Tonto Park Pass before you arrive. We stopped at a store on Route 88. They had a sign on the sidewalk that said, “We sale Tonto Passes here.”
As with any outdoor activities in Arizona, bring drinking water, sunblock, and a hat. We wear sunglasses and life jackets when we are on the water. Of course, you should bring your stand-up paddleboard and paddle if you are going to SUP.
We visited in October and the water was chilly but felt great with the warm sun. I loved how the water was so smooth. Which made standing and paddling on the board very simple. There were about a dozen kayakers that came and went while we were there. Some people came and played in the water and had a picnic.
SUP Boarding at Boulder Recreation Site, Canyon Lake, AZ
There are many outdoor activities at Canyon Lake. Do you like to hike? Check out our blog about Boulder Canyon Hike. Maybe you would like to go on the lake in a boat? Check out our blog regarding the Dolly Steamboat Cruise.
Have you had a chance to explore Canyon Lake, Arizona?
10 thoughts on “SUP Boarding at Boulder Recreation Site”
Great information to have when preparing for your trip. Love to paddleboard and kayak so I will definitely check it out.
Thank you. Where is your favorite place to paddleboard?
I’d love to try SUP Boarding. This looks like an ideal spot for it!
Yes, it is. the water was very calm.
That looks dreamy right now! I want to be in warm weather on the lake!
I agree. The weather is warm right now at that location.
Boulder Recreation Site looks so peaceful. And a great place for stand-up paddle boarding.
You are right. It was very peaceful. A nice place to relax.
Such a beautiful, peaceful place! I’d love to explore it. Arizona is such a gorgeous state!
Exactly, Arizona has a lot to offer for exploring.