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Canyon Lake Marina and Campground  16802 N.E. Highway 88   Tortilla Flat, AZ  85219-9898

N 33░ 32.113' W 111░ 25.394'   480.288.9233   info@canyonlakemarina.com




Frequently-Asked Questions


Enjoy a Day at the Canyon Lake Marina and Campground Day Use Area


Here we provide answers to questions that are regularly asked of the staff at Canyon Lake Marina Campground.


Please direct any additional questions to the marina and campground office.  After reading this, you may also find the Marina F.A.Q. to be helpful.


Do you have tables, grills, and fire rings?

Yes.  Each RV and Tent site includes a picnic table, grill, and a fire ring.  There are also picnic tables and grills in the Day Use Area.  Please do not remove tables from the ramada.  Please don't put tables in the water.


How big are the RV and tent sites?

RV sites with water and electric are 20' wide and 40' long with a dirt area of 20'x20'.  Tent sites are 20' wide and 20' +/- deep.  (All sizes are approximate. 


Is firewood available?

Firewood is available at the restaurant during regular hours of operation.


Do you have a camp store?

Yes.  Lakeside Restaurant has a camp store that stocks very limited grocery and personal items. 


Do you allow pets?

Yes.  We allow 2 dogs per campsite. All pets must be on a six foot leash.  Pet debris must be cleaned up and disposed of in proper trash receptacles. Agressive breed determined by the management are not allowed.


Can you pitch your tent in the grass?

No.  In addition to other times, the sprinkler system for the grass area runs during the night.


Can you run a generator?

Yes, until 10pm.  If your RV's generator is noise suppressed and runs very quietly, you may run it past 10pm (as long as it doesn't generate a noise complaint).


Is swimming allowed?

Yes.  There is a large, swimming-only area for your use.  No boats or jet skis are allowed in the swimming-only area.  No fishing is allowed in the swimming area.  Swimming is not allowed in the marina dock area.


Do you have showers?

Yes.  The showers are located in the trailer by the restrooms.


What time is quiet time?

Quiet time is between 10pm and 8am.  Please be considerate of your neighbors.


Do you have a boat launch area?

There is a three lane ramp located by the restaurant in the gated area of the marina.  Boaters must park in the parking lot and go to the campground booth or the marina office for a permit.  When launching your own boat, your trailer must be parked in the rear of the parking lot (see signs on fence) and detached from your vehicle.


Can anybody launch?

No.  Campers staying with us may launch their boat and bring it around to the shore of the campground (See fee schedule).


People using the Day Use Area in the campground may launch only during the week at the discretion of the marina management (See fee schedule).


Can you tie your boat to the shore?

No.  Please use your own anchor and do not tie to our trees.

*** Be aware that the water level may fluctuate.


Boaters launching from other ramps must still pay day use fees if beaching at Canyon Lake Marina Campground.


Can you park in the parking lot and walk into the campground/day use area?

No.  Walk-ins are not allowed.  You may not park your car in the lot and get into another vehicle to enter the campground/day use area, or leave the property.


Do you have to pay to park in the parking lot?

No, BUT you must be a client of Canyon Lake Marina, Precision Marine, Canyon Lake Marina Campground, Lakeside Restaurant, or Dolly Steamboat; or be hiking the Boulder Canyon trail.


*** Visitors hiking the Boulder Canyon Trail #103 may park in the designated area of our parking lot on the fence-line by the highway.


*** Boat trailers are to be parked in the East side of the parking lot along the fence-line (rear end - see signs on fence for designated area) and detached from the vehicle. 


*** Buses may drop off passengers in front of the restaurant, then they must park as far back in the lot as possible.


What type of payments do you accept?

Canyon Lake Marina and Campground accepts cash in addition to Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


What are the hours of operation of the...



Sunday thru Thursday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Friday thru Saturday, 8:30am-4:30pm



There is always a campground attendant on duty at the campground booth, or at the Marina and Campground Office.  The campground is closed for admittance at 9:30pm  


Lakeside Restaurant & Cantina serves lunch 7 days a week, breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  For specific hours of operation, please visit their website.


Dolly Steamboat?

The Dolly Steamboat leaves the pier daily, rain or shine, at 12pm (and 2pm by reservation only) for 90 minute "Nature Cruises."  Additional cruise times are available and special cruises can be arranged.  For more information, please visit their website.


Precision Marine?

May through Labor Day:  8am - 6pm

Labor Day through November:  8am - 5pm

December through February:  9am - 4pm

March through April:  8am - 5pm


Fuel Dock?

May through Labor Day:  8am - 6pm

Labor Day through November:  8am - 5pm

December through February:  9am - 4pm

March through April:  8am - 5pm


Ship's Store?

May through Labor Day:  8am - 6pm

Labor Day through November:  8am - 5pm

December through February:  9am - 4pm

March through April:  8am - 5pm


What type of gas is available at the fuel dock?

87 Octane marine fuel


Do cell phones work at Canyon Lake?

Yes there is cell service at the campground and the marina.


Is Internet access available in the campground?



What is the lake level?

You can view the current lake level report at the AZ Game & Fish website.


How is the fishing at the lake?

Canyon Lake contains walleye, largemouth bass, yellow bass, rainbow trout, bluegill, channel catfish and crappie.  Up-to-date information is available at the AZ Game & Fish weekly fishing report.  (Scroll down that page to see the information for Canyon Lake, Arizona.)


Fishing is not allowed in the restaurant/tour boat dock area.  Fishing in the marina dock area is limited to marina members.



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