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Awesome for day trip

We were a group of 10, including teens, adult and kids between 6 to 10 years old. It’s was a... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona
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Great views from the lake, too expensive to park.

Area has beautiful landscapes and the views in the canyon while one the lake are spectacular. Many... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2019
Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed September 26, 2019

We stopped at Saguaro Lake on a Sunday morning to enjoy the gorgeous desert scenery. In mid-October, there weren't many people there using the beaches, piers or marina so it was fairly quiet. We took some photos but didn't stay long because there just isn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

Great for water sports in the summer. There's an off road trail to test your 4x4 skills at the end of Butcher Jones road.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

Nice relaxing cruise on desert belle well worth the price. Scenery was outstanding as well as the commentary of the guide. They even hand out umbrellas as you wait to board for shade.There was no need to purchase on line we were able to buy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Harry L
Reviewed June 11, 2019

My boyfriend and I visited the Butcher Jones area upon the recommendation of others who had visited. The drive out from the Phoenix area is nice, and the scenery is gorgeous. However, the beach itself was very, very packed - it was hard to find...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank CJ020695
Reviewed June 2, 2019

1. The kiosk would not accept my National Parks Pass so, I had to pay the $12 entrance fee, which I regretted upon entering. 2. The entire area was covered with piles of trash. Picnic tables, rest rooms, parking lot were strewn with bottles, cans,...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank David S
Reviewed May 12, 2019 via mobile

We were a group of 10, including teens, adult and kids between 6 to 10 years old. It’s was a wonderful experience. We took boat ride and cost including gas was 110$ for 1 hour. Remember to carry snacks and drinks for boat ride. It’s...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019

Great little day trip from Chandler, LOVED the Butcher Jones hiking trail, water was c-c-c-old, but so beautiful in the middle of the desert. Like most other reviews say, do yourself a favor and avoid the restaurant at ALL costs. Your wallet, patience, and clock...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Monica F
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Area has beautiful landscapes and the views in the canyon while one the lake are spectacular. Many large saguaro cacti cling to the canyon wall which many are colorful and dramatic sheer faces to the waterline. Look high to find desert sheep walking along thin...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fcbjmblrbaib
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

This is a very nice place near Mesa and Phoenix. It’s a short drive up there and it’s very nice. There were a gazzillion Saguaro cactus’ that are just so cool! We had a nice lunch up there and it was just beautiful. We recommend...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank dannyl160
Reviewed February 6, 2019

Butcher Jones Trail provides amazing views of Saguaro Lake. The great thing about this trail is that you maintain a view of the lake through out most of the trail. This trail has some narrow parts making it a tight fit while passing other hikers....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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March 28, 2019|
Response from GareyFields | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about dogs. I can't remember seeing dogs on the boat.
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