Places to Sail

Lake Pleasant

Ready for some lake sailing? Lake Pleasant has some cat-friendly shoreline (rocky, so bring those skids). Shoreline area big enough for a group will be a bit of a challenge, so if you are early to the lake spread out !

Directions to the launching area: Go through the west side entrance of Lake Pleasant (NOT THE EAST/MARINA SIDE). The first turn will be SOUTH PARK ROAD. Follow this (past the first left turn which will be Desert Tortoise). Go 1 or 1.1 mile to a 35 MPH sign, .1 mile beyond that there is a left-hand turn up a paved road. Follow that paved road to the left and around the to the lake. Continue on to where it joins another old paved road. Turn left. At this point you should see boats. If the turn off to this paved road is closed, continue on to the 10-lane boat ramp area, go through parking lot take the dirt road along the retention dam to the above area. Scott will be out early that a.m. to try to save some shoreline. Bring the whole family and all your water toys. Experienced sailors to help the novices or those wanting to learn about cat sailing. See you there! –

Tempe Town Lake

Set adjacent to Tempe’s Mill Avenue District, Arizona State University and the 2,000 acre Papago Park, Tempe Town Lake embodies a unique vision for the future of the Valley. Town Lake is a regional and national destination, welcoming millions each year.

Recognized as a top attraction in Arizona, visitors and local families spend their time enjoying nature, recreational activities, and cultural events. New office buildings and high-rise housing are under construction and create an active, urban environment in which people live near their work and play near their homes.

Roosevelt Lake

The Salt River once flowed freely from the higher elevations around Phoenix as it ultimately made its way to the Valley of the Sun Greater Phoenix area. Roosevelt Lake was created in 1911 with the completion of the Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River. At the time, Roosevelt Dam was the world’s tallest masonry dam at about 280 feet high and Roosevelt Lake was the largest man made lake in the world. In 1996, modification of the dam increased its height to 357 feet and expanded the lake’s water storage capacity by 20%. The lake had a multi-purpose of flood control, generation of electricity and harnessing the water for irrigation. The dam, lake and its water distribution system turned the Arizona desert into fertile agricultural land.

Once the world’s largest man made lake, today Roosevelt is the third largest in Arizona behind the monster lakes of Lake Powell and Lake Mead. When full, Roosevelt Lake has a water surface of over 21,000 acres, a length of 22 miles and 128 miles of shoreline. Its maximum depth is over 300 feet. Sitting at the northern end of the scenic Apache Trail, Roosevelt Lake is the first and largest of a series of lakes created on the Salt River as it meanders to the Phoenix area over a course of about 40 miles. Those lakes are Apache Lake, Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake as they gradually get closer to the Phoenix Arizona area.

Alamo Lake

Alamo Lake, located within the Alamo Lake State Park is one of Arizona’s Largemouth Bass fishing hot spots. Anglers in the know will tell you it is one of Arizona’s best kept secrets. Fishing tournaments are common at the lake which yields plenty of bass, black crappie and channel catfish. Remotely located about 37 miles north of Wenden, Arizona which is about 55 miles from Wickenburg, Arizona.

The lake is created by the Alamo Dam and is located on the Bill Williams River where the Big Sandy and Santa Maria Rivers come together. Alamo Lake is now the fifth largest lake in Arizona, but since the dam was built for flood control, the lake’s surface area can vary depending upon levels of rainfall in the mountains surrounding the park.

Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu is the most visited lake in Arizona attracting over 2,500,000 fun-seekers to its shores every year. Formed by Parker Dam on the Colorado River, this 45-mile long lake with over 450 miles of shoreline is a scenic oasis located on the border between Southern California and Arizona. Vacationers flock to Lake Havasu’s deep, clear waters for its abundance of water recreation and and outdoor adventure. It’s also an extremely popular Spring Break destination for students from Southwest and features marina launches on both the Arizona and California shorelines.

Choose your style of lake recreation because this oasis of sandy beaches, coves, inlets, canyon walls, desert landscape, and cool waters beckon all who seek adventure, fun and romance whether for months, a week vacation or a weekend getaway from the hectic grind of city life.

Bring your own or rent watercraft for power speed-boating, water-skiing, jet skiing, sailing, kayaking, houseboating or fishing for trophy striped bass, largemouth bass, trout, crappie and catfish. Lake Havasu is a popular spot for fishing tournaments and there are several fishing guides that will take you to the best fishing spots.

The lake is also host to many boat races and regattas including the International Jet Sport Association’s World Finals which takes place annually. This event is the SUPER BOWL of personal watercraft and jet-ski racing.

Lake Mohave

Lake Mohave was created with the building of Davis Dam on the Colorado River on the border between Arizona and Nevada. The lake is relatively skinny with its widest point being only about 4 miles wide but is 67 miles long with over 200 miles of shoreline. It is located just north of sister-cities of Laughlin, Nevada and Bullhead City, Arizona. Most of its length is bordered by the steep canyon walls of Eldorado, Pyamid, and BlackCanyons as you proceed north.

At the northern-most end of Lake Mohave, boats can travel up the Colorado River near the base of Hoover Dam which creates one of largest man made lakes in the country, Lake Mead, which is located between Arizona and Nevada. This stretch of the river features stunning views of canyon walls.

Lake Mohave is part of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and is administered by the National Park Service. Vacationers will discover a world of water recreation and outdoor adventure on Lake Mohave including boating, house boating, jet-skiing water skiing, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking and a visual feast of sightseeing.

Saguaro Lake

Saguaro Lake, created by the Stewart Mountain Dam, is located just 40 miles northeast of downtown Phoenix and even closer to Scottsdale and Mesa, suburbs of Phoenix. The lake is named for the majestic Saguaro Cactus that speckle the surrounding desert landscape. Saguaro Lake has more than 22 miles of shoreline and when full is about 118 feet deep creating a great environment for power boating, water skiing, sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, fishing and camping.

The lake hides coves and caves all along its shoreline providing opportunities for exploration and privacy even on busy weekends. Those guests who prefer to find their fun on dry land can explore the numerous trails that criss-cross the area and occasionally catch a glimpse of a soaring eagle, grazing mule deer or Big Horn sheep.

Rocky Point, Mexico


As of June 1, 2009 – you MUST have a passport to enter BACK into the United States regardless of your mode of travel (plane, water, land travel). DON’T PROCRASTINATE! This applies to travel from Mexico and Canada back into the United States. Because of the high demand for passports, I’ve read that new applications can take up to 3 months and that renewals can take just as long.


The Mexican State of Sonora has changed the vehicle free-zone to southern Sonora (Guaymas). You no longer need to purchase a vehicle permit until after Guaymas.You DO still need to stop at the border for a tourist permit when traveling into Sonora. You do NOT need a tourist permit to travel to Puerto Penasco.


Mexico has traffic laws very similar to the United States. Mexico’s law is what makes the differences, and the reasons for needing Mexican insurance. The law in Mexico is based on the Napoleonic Code where guilt prevails over the assumption of innocence. In the U.S., the law is based on the English Common Law where innocence prevails over the assumption of guilt. Mexico does not have compulsory automobile insurance.

The basic difference between Mexico’s and United States financial responsibility law is that anyone involved in an accident in Mexico must have the means to respond to damages or injuries for which they may be responsible…which in Mexico would be in the form of either cash or a Mexican insurance policy.

Can my U.S. insurance help me?

Before leaving the U.S., you should ask if your U.S. insurance policy will cover your vehicle while in Mexico. If so, ask if the policy has restrictions or limitations in this regard, such as miles from the border, or number of days in Mexico, however, we recommend you to purchase a Mexico Auto Insurance policy from someone you know and trust such as GE Seguros Tourist Auto Policy.


Whether or not your U.S. or Canadian Auto Insurance policy covers you in Mexico, LIABILITY Only while in Mexico by a Mexican Insurance Company should be purchased. The Liability coverage on your U.S. or Canadian Insurance policy, is not recognized by Mexican Authorities. Only a Mexican Auto Liability policy is acceptable.

Courtesy: GE Seguros Mexican Insurance

Playa Bonita R.V. Park


(minimum 2-night stay: $20.00 deposit)


(minimum 5-night stay: $ 70.00 deposit)

Rates are based on double occupancy. There is a $2.00 per night per person charge for each additional person 5 yrs. or older. One vehicle per space only. Non-registered vehicles will be towed away.

Reservations are made by mail only, when accompanied with the correct deposit. Phone reservations will not be accepted.


Check out time 12:00 noon. Spaces not vacated by noon will be charged another day. (They will make an exception for this regatta, check at the front desk)

COMPLETE HOOK-UP (electricity, water, sewer, cable, T.V.)
SHOWERS (hot and cold)