Theodore Roosevelt Lake is the start of the salt river chain of lakes, formed by the Theodore Roosevelt Dam.  It is Arizona’s largest lake. Located roughly 80 miles northeast of Phoenix Arizona. Roosevelt is the largest lake or reservoir located entirely within the state of Arizona. Roosevelt Lake is also the oldest of the six reservoirs constructed and operated by the Salt River Project. Theodore Roosevelt Lake (Rosie) has hosted major professional fishing tournaments from FLW Outdoors, Everstart FLW Outdoors events, and Bass Opens.

Both the lake and dam were named after 26th United States President Theodore Roosevelt who dedicated the dam himself in 1911.

The lake is home to a variety of game fish like largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, crappie, carp, sunfish, flathead and channel catfish.

Roosevelt Lake Info

Max length 22.4 mi (35.8 km)

Surface area 21,493 acres (8,698 ha)

Max Lake Depth 349 ft (106 m)

Shore Length 128 mi (205 m)

Surface elevation 2,094 ft (638 m)

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Roosevelt, Arizona
DEPARTURE TIME Meet at Windy Hill Boat Ramp at safe light.
RETURN TIME Between 2:30pm and 3:00pm.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Licensed fishing guide Rods, Reels, & Baits
Lake Fees Boat and gas
Water and Ice
NOT INCLUDED
Arizona fishing license

24 hour cancellation notice prior to guide trip, otherwise $100 fee will occur.

Additional information

LocationRoosevelt, AZ
AgeNo children under 13. Children 13-15 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
DatesYear-round
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