Visit Mesa Launches New Water Recreation Guide & Campaign, Just in Time for Summer

Even though Mesa, Arizona is in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, visitors can take advantage of the city's close proximity to a water recreation paradise.

Think you can't take the family to the beach when visiting Mesa, Arizona? Think again! Believe it or not, water flows throughout the Grand Canyon State and visitors to Mesa have access to miles of shoreline around four interconnected lakes and both the Verde and Salt Rivers. Adventurers can kayak along towering canyon walls at Canyon Lake, take a relaxing float along the flowing river, soak up sun at Butcher Jones Beach, and paddle down Saguaro Lake alley in the shadow or majestic cliffs. For boaters and fishers, easy lakefront access can be found at the Saguaro and Canyon Lake Marinas.

Visit Mesa's new Water Recreation Guide is available for download online at and showcases all the ways to cool off in the desert. This pocket guide is the first of a series of useful tools for navigating the destination and learning about the adventure options on the water, on land and in the air. The guide features vivid imagery, information on area marinas, water-based attractions and outfitters, and includes a pocket map to the destination.

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