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 in the state. Located about 80 miles northeast of Phoenix Arizona. Roosie is the largest lake or reservoir located entirely within the state of Arizona. Roosevelt Lake is also the oldest of the six reservoirs (like Canyon Lake, and Saguaro Lake) 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 Roosevelt who dedicated the dam himself in 1911. At the time, it was the worlds largest manmade lake, and also the worlds tallest masonry dam.

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

Lake accommodations feature several marinas, restaurant, visitors center, general store, a wildlife refuge area, and camping.

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 TIMEMeet at Windy Hill Boat Ramp at safe light.
RETURN TIMEBetween 2:30pm and 3:00pm.
WEARComfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
Licensed fishing guideRods, Reels, & Baits
Lake FeesBoat and gas
Water and Ice
Arizona fishing licenseMeals

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

Additional information

LocationRoosevelt, AZ
AgeNo children under 11. Children 11-15 must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older.
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