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Resident fishing at a lake near Olympus Steelyard in Chandler, Arizona.



Did you know that more than 44 million Americans enjoy going fishing every year?

The next time you're ready to cast a line, head to one of the following lakes where you're sure to spend a fun-filled day:

Roosevelt Lake 

Known as Arizona's hidden treasure, Roosevelt Lake was once the largest man-made lake in the world. Created in 1911, it encompasses 15,560 surface acres and features 112 miles of shoreline. It's the largest attraction of its type in Central Arizona with thousands of people visiting every year to fish for catfish, bluegill, and smallmouth bass among others. Other fun activities include boating, jet skiing, and swimming.

Saguaro Lake 

Located within Tonto National Forest, Saguaro Lake was formed by the Stewart Mountain Dam which was completed in the 1930s. It takes its name from the saguaro cactus dotting the surrounding desert landscape and features more than 22 miles of shoreline making it the ideal kayaking, sailing and fishing destination. Anglers will find crappie, rainbow trout, channel catfish, and more.

Canyon Lake

Renowned for its unsurpassed beauty, Canyon Lake stretches more than 28 miles of cactus-dotted shoreline. Bighorn sheep roam freely here and this lake is where visitors can explore unique rock formations, discover peaceful coves, and watch for countless bird species. Anglers can cast a line for walleye, bluegill, and largemouth bass, while those fishing in the evening won't want to miss the spectacular sunset.

Apache Lake 

Called the "hidden gem" of the Salt River Lakes, Apache offers visitors unsurpassed views and unrivaled seclusion. Its motto is "The Place to Meet Friends Where the Pavement Ends," and is surrounded by the Superstition Wilderness. Those who want to spend the day fishing will find species such as walleye, flathead catfish, and black crappie, and other fun activities including water skiing and wakeboarding. 

These are just a few of the lakes near Olympus Steelyard. If you are searching for a place to call home, please contact our leasing consultants to schedule a private tour where you can experience our amenities firsthand.