The recreation opportunities available in Arizona are one of the main reasons many people choose to live in this beautiful area. Within a short drive from the metro area, a full range of outdoor recreation is available in all types of terrain. Every form of outdoor activity is here in abundance. There are seven lakes within an hour that offer fishing, boating, water skiing, sailing, white water rafting, picnic areas, and camping, The Valley has more than 200 golf courses, 1,200 tennis courts, incredible parks and trails right through the center of town. There are also many opportunities for hiking, mountain biking and off-road driving in and around the city. Nowhere on earth offers more outdoor fun.

Arizona Office of Tourism
Official site for the Arizona Office of Tourism with news and information on everything from the Grand Canyon to Arizona’s deserts, trails, mountains and waterways.
Arizona State Parks
A comprehensive list of the many state parks in Arizona with information on planning for an enjoyable visit
National Parks in Arizona
Visit the National Park system’s site to get information on enjoying Arizona’s world famous National Parks and Monuments.
Arizona Lakes
Arizona’s many Lakes and Reservoirs provide a cool comfort from the heat of the Arizona deserts. The reservoirs are constructed for water storage, but provide excellent opportunities for water based recreation, hiking and camping.
Golf Guide for Arizona
The Arizona’s golf guide for local courses and events
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
Offers information about hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing and camping in the County park system. Perfect for planning a quick local adventure.