Salt River - Know Before You Go | Visit Mesa

May 08, 2024

Salt River - Know Before You Go

When the Lower Salt River is open (typically starting early May to the end of August), it's the perfect way to submerge yourself in nature and cool off! Here is your guide to floating the river this season.

Popular Routes
What to Bring

Tonto Parking Pass - $8 (Required)

This is your ticket for daily activities including access to picnic areas and shorelines. Daily Passes and Watercraft stickers can be purchased at designated vendors.

Other Items:

  • Water - bring more than you think you may need
  • Towel - your tube will get hot, make sure to bring something to cover it up and/or dry off
  • Sunscreen - the sun is stronger than you think
  • Dry Bag - be prepared for all of your personal items to get wet

*Alcohol is allowed but be sure to leave any glass at home! *

Where to Rent

Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch

Kayak, Tubes, SUP Guided & Solo Tours

360 Adventures

Kayak & SUP Guided Tours

Redline Rentals

Kayak & SUP Solo Tours

No Snow SUP

Kayak & SUP Solo Tours

Riverbound Sports

Kayak & SUP Guided & Solo Tours

Enjoy Responsibly
If you encounter wild horses, please keep a distance of at least

50 FEET.

Pack it in and pack it out!

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