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Tempe Town Lake

Walking trails, beach parks and a dam border a river-shaped lake with kayaks, swan pedal boats and electric scooters for rent.

Surrounded by leafy parks with fun activities, Tempe Town Lake is a large reservoir running along the northern ridge of the city center. Elegant bridges provide views of high-rises and parkland. The lake is a haven for watersports. Go for a run around the perimeter of the lake, enjoying the vistas of the connecting Salt River.

Take a rental boat onto the water and enjoy views of the high-rise buildings of central Tempe from out on the lake. Large electric motor boats that fit 12 people are available, as well as kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

Paddle your kayak beneath one of the stylish bridges extending across the reservoir. Borrow life jackets from the tour operators and bring your kids out on the swan pedal boats.

Join a stand-up paddle yoga session after paddling out to the middle of the lake with your fellow exercisers.

Rent a bike or an electric scooter and travel in style along the shore of the lake. Stroll through the green setting of Tempe Beach Park, on the southern edge of the water. Sunbathe by the lake and enjoy a picnic with your family in this scenic setting.

On the northern side of the reservoir is the LoPiano Bosque Habitat, which has nature trails meandering between mesquite and acacia trees. Head to the western end of the lake to see the dam.

Attend one of the many festivals held by the lake, including the Arizona Aloha Festival and the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival, both held in March. Four Peaks Oktoberfest brings three days of fun, food and music to the park.

Tempe Town Lake is spread across the northern side of the city center of Tempe. It stretches east for about 2 miles (3 kilometers) from the Tempe Town Lake Dam.

Travel around the area for other nearby attractions such as Rio Salado Park, the Rolling Hills Golf Course and the Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.

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Seeking something everyone can do? Why not think about trying out a 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Rental?

Got a little time on your side? Go to our Tempe Town Lake things to do page for a full list of activities.


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Aloft Tempe $89
Aloft Tempe

Aloft Tempe

951 E Playa Del Norte Dr, Tempe, AZ
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tempe Town Lake Marina, Tempe Town Lake, and Sun Devil Stadium. Arizona State University and Mill Avenue District are also within 2 mi (3 km). University Dr - Rural Station is 21 minutes by foot and Mill Ave - Third Street Station is 29 minutes.

    Best Western Inn of Tempe $74
    Best Western Inn of Tempe

    Best Western Inn of Tempe

    670 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Arizona State University and within 3 mi (5 km) of Phoenix Zoo and Desert Botanical Garden. Old Town and Scottsdale Fashion Square are also within 6 mi (10 km). University Dr - Rural Station is 20 minutes by foot and Mill Ave - Third Street Station is 28 minutes.

      Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe $89
      Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe

      Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix/Tempe

      1415 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, AZ
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tempe Town Lake Marina and Tempe Town Lake. Big Surf and Sun Devil Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Center Parkway - Washington Station is 29 minutes by foot.

        3 Palms $63
        3 Palms

        3 Palms

        7707 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in South Scottsdale, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Big Surf, Desert Botanical Garden, and Scottsdale Stadium. Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and Hole in the Rock are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          Wanderjaunt Aria 2BR Tempe
          Wanderjaunt Aria 2BR Tempe

          Wanderjaunt Aria 2BR Tempe

          Tempe, AZ
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Tempe, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tempe Town Lake Marina and Tempe Town Lake. Arizona State University and Sun Devil Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Center Parkway - Washington Station is 22 minutes by foot and University Dr - Rural Station is 26 minutes.

            Wanderjaunt Barbary 1BR Tempe
            Wanderjaunt Barbary 1BR Tempe

            Wanderjaunt Barbary 1BR Tempe

            Tempe, AZ
               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Tempe, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tempe Town Lake Marina and Tempe Town Lake. Arizona State University and Sun Devil Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Center Parkway - Washington Station is 22 minutes by foot and University Dr - Rural Station is 26 minutes.

              Wanderjaunt Chaparral 1BR Tempe
              Wanderjaunt Chaparral 1BR Tempe

              Wanderjaunt Chaparral 1BR Tempe

              Tempe, AZ
                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Tempe, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tempe Town Lake Marina and Tempe Town Lake. Arizona State University and Sun Devil Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Center Parkway - Washington Station is 22 minutes by foot and University Dr - Rural Station is 26 minutes.

                Wanderjaunt Coral 2BR Tempe
                Wanderjaunt Coral 2BR Tempe

                Wanderjaunt Coral 2BR Tempe

                Tempe, AZ
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Tempe, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tempe Town Lake Marina and Tempe Town Lake. Arizona State University and Sun Devil Stadium are also within 2 mi (3 km). Center Parkway - Washington Station is 22 minutes by foot and University Dr - Rural Station is 26 minutes.