Lakes- If you continue along Bush Hwy past the river you will get to Saguaro Lake. You may paddle around the marina but its very busy on the weekends with boats. If you go past the main entrance to Butcher Jones there is a nice beach and cove to paddle in.
Canyon Lake is more rural and less busy- There are several coves you can paddle in. There is a recreation area with grass and BBQs for $25 a day.
Where to go paddleboarding?
Granite Reef is just 10 min from the shop. Take Power Road 2 miles north of Thomas and enter the Granite Reef parking lot. You can paddle around the river basin and upstream about two miles. You only need ONE vehicle to do this route. It takes from 1-2.5 hours.
You will be directed to Peek booking a secure website
To float DOWN the river on PADDLEBOARDS, with fins, the river needs to be over 900. *We will always rent you older boards when you go down the river, you will most likely need to patch them after a river run and are responsible for that cost. You will need two vehicles to do this, leaving one at the ending point.
If it's over 600 you can float it but you will hit the bottom in a couple places & it's slow- YOU CAN'T TAKE PADDLEBOARDS WHEN IT IS THIS LOW.
You can rent the inflatable mats though.
Online scheduling is now available!
Call or Text to schedule a pick up time at our NE Mesa location.
12 hours notice preferred for pick up- 480.201.9520
We have over 30 boards to fit all levels and sizes!
HALF DAY $15 M-Th $20 Fri-Sun
FULL DAY $20 M-Th $30 Fri-Sun
HOLIDAY -Same as Weekend
Non-Profit 10 boards for $150. They are old boards but they float! (call to schedule)
Full day and overnight rentals available