Saguaro lake, in the Tonto National Forest, was created by the Stewart Mountain dam on the Salt river. It is only 20 minutes north of Mesa and as such is a very accessible way to enjoy water activities if you come to the greater Phoenix area. If you haven't got your own boat or jet ski, take a trip on the Desert Belle pleasure cruiser. On my first trip I saw bighorn sheep and a bald eagle- proof to follow. On my second nothing! Saguaro lake is named after the mighty saguaro cactus which grow in abundance here. The lake is rich with wildlife so even if you don't spot a bighorn you should have a good day out- photographers will want a late afternoon trip to get the best light.
Have a great day and thanks for visiting.