Go Boating on Arizona’s Stunning Lakes and Rivers

Arizona has many scenic waters for recreational enjoyment. Before you hit the water, register or renew your Arizona boat or watercraft registration, sign up for a boating safety course, and learn how to keep aquatic invasive species out of Arizona’s lakes and rivers.

register and renew your WATERCRAFT

Renew your Arizona boat registration. Our online registration system allows you to renew your registration and have immediate use of your watercraft.

where to play

Ready for an adventure on the water? Or perhaps you’re looking to get off road. We’ve got you covered. Explore the best boating lakes and off road trails that Arizona has to offer. 

Watercraft and boating frequently asked questions

boating Safety and education

When you’re boating, it’s important to know how to stay safe. Whether you’re new to boating, or an old hat, brush up on your skills with our boating safety education courses.

aquatic invasive species

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) are threatening the public’s angling and boating recreation.

Learn about AIS, and schedule a free watercraft inspection and decontamination.


Grant funding for various boating facility improvements is anticipated to be available through the Department’s Boating Facilities Program. Congress allocates annual funds to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support these programs that are largely restricted to on-the-ground activities and enhance boating access.

Recreation in Arizona

License your off-highway vehicle for going out on trails. Check out the lakes in Arizona and what they have to offer.

buy your OHV decal

OHVs are required by law to display a valid Arizona decal to operate on public and state trust lands in Arizona.

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spend some time boating on arizona lakes

See information about many Arizona lakes, including fishing, facilities and lake amenities.

lake locations

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