Arizona canoe outfitters and liveries offer canoe trips, rentals and canoe camping on many of the lakes, rivers, small mountain ponds, reservoirs and other waterways in the state. Although many people view Arizona as a desert state, it contains many famous waterways within its border. Waterways include the Colorado River, the Green River, Lake Mead, Lake Powell and the Verde River. The waterways offer an unique experience of paddling next to barren sands, sandstone and desert landscapes. The giant reservoirs offers twisting side canyons and refreshing swims in the summer. While Arizona is a dry state, it offers lots for canoeists willing to explore.
Arizona Canoeing Guidebooks
Arizona Canoe Outfitters
Arizona Outdoor Fun
20808 East Bartlett Dam Road
2144 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Description: Canoe and kayak rentals for Arizona’s back country.
Area Served: Lake Pleasant
Area Description: Paddle Arizona’s undisturbed backcountry in a canoe rental from Arizona Outdoor Fun. Offers trips on Lake Pleasant.
Desert River Outfitters
1034 Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ 86429
Description: A comprehensive selection of canoes and kayak for the Colorado River.
Area Served: Colorado River
Area Description: Launch onto the Colorado River from two different sites, either Telephone Cove or Cabin Site Point. Abundant waterfowl and reptiles dot the desert mountain views. Trips last three to four hours.
P.O. Box 2358
Prescott, AZ 86302
Description: An Arizona canoe outfitter and livery in the City of Prescott. Canoes and kayak at the Watson and Goldwater Lake ramps.
Area Served: Watson Lake, Goldwater Lake, Willow Lake
Area Description: A lush desert landscape with twisty narrows and wide open sections perfect for exploring, fishing and bird watching.