Arizona Highways: Exploring Tempe Town Lake's many activities

TEMPE, AZ - Arizona may be a desert, but just a few minutes from anywhere in the Valley you can get a taste of life on the water.

Tempe Town Lake shimmers in the shadow of the grand Mill Avenue bridge on the border of the Arizona State University campus.

"It's a little kind of a desert oasis here, a lake right in the middle of the city," said Alex from Tempe Boat Rentals.

Water lovers can be found enjoying time on the lake in a sailboat, a paddle boat, rowing, kayaking, paddle boarding or even trying out a hydrobike.

So instead of a drive of an hour or two to a local lake, just jump in the car for a quick trip to Tempe Town Lake for a relaxing day on the water.


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