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All business at Saguaro Lake operate under a permit issued by the USDA Tonto National Forest.
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Saguaro Lake Marina

Saguaro Lake is located within the Tonto National Forest just 20 minutes from Mesa, Arizona. Click here for directions and maps of Saguaro Lake and the area.

There is so much to do at Saguaro Lake! Visit Precision Marine and rent a runabout, fishing or pontoon boat, or take a relaxing Desert Belle tour boat ride around the lake, then eat at the yummy Lakeshore Restaurant.

Saguaro Lake is great fun for everyone!

Slips At Saguaro Lake Marina

Contact the marina office for current slip rates and information at 480-986-5546, or use our easy contact us form.

Slips available are: 24 feet, 30 feet and 40 feet, and include:
 Dry storage
 Fuel dock
 Pump-out facilities
 Ships Store and supplies
 Marine hardware and certified mechanics
 Electricity & water available



Weather Conditions At Saguaro Lake

The average temperatures at Saguaro Lake during the spring, fall and winter are in the 70's and 80's.

The average temperatures May thorough September are in the 90's and low 100's. On average, the warmest month is July, while the coolest month is December.


Current Weather Conditions

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Brief History Of Saguaro Lake

Stewart Mountain Dam Saguaro Lake was formed by the Stewart Mountain Dam, which was completed in 1930. It was the last of the reservoirs to be built on the Salt River.

The lake is named for the Saguaro Cactus, which stand majestically in the surrounding desert landscape. Saguaro Lake has more than 22 miles of shoreline, creating a great environment for boating, kayaking, sailing, skiing, jet skiing, fishing and camping.

The Saguaro del Norte Recreation site is near the dam and includes Saguaro Lake Marina, which includes a restaurant and boat concession, a Maricopa County Sheriff's aid station, picnic tables, restrooms and boat ramps. Butcher Jones Beach, which can be reached by a road a few miles north of Saguaro del Norte, features swimming, picnic and restroom facilities.