Arizona Rivers And Streams

It's Not All Desert

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Dozens of rivers flow through, around, and in Arizona – they are the very lifeblood of our state. Rivers provide us with power, and with water for farming and recreation. Many of the larger rivers are dammed to create impoundments that protect us from floods and droughts, and those impoundments create some of our state’s most popular places to play. The Arizona rivers themselves are great places to have fun, providing fishing, boating, tubing, and swimming. Even our most famous natural wonder, the Grand Canyon, is a gift from the Colorado River. Rivers that flow through our deserts create riparian areas that are critical to the survival of many of our beautiful plants and animals.

Margie Anderson Arizona Game And Fish Commission Writer Of The Year Award 2015
Margie Anderson (Arizona Game And Fish Commission Writer Of The Year Award 2015

Arizona’s rivers are also beautiful places for photographers and bird watchers.

Without our rivers, Arizona would only support a handful of people. We owe everything we have here to them.

Publisher Note – Margie Anderson has many great articles on both Arizona Boating & Watersports and Western Outdoor Times.  Search on either site for more of Anderson’s articles.

Agua Caliente Wash

Agua Fria River

Agua Verde Creek

Alambre Wash

Altar Wash

Aravaipa Creek

Arivaca Creek

Arizona river

Babocomari River

Big Sandy River

Bill Williams River

Black Creek (Arizona)

Black River

Blue River

Blue Water (Lake)

Bluewater Lake - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Bluewater Lake – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

Bonita Creek

Brawley Wash

Burrow Creek

Burro Creek - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Burro Creek – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

Cañada del Oro

Cave Creek

Cave Creek At Spur Cross - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Cave Creek At Spur Cross – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centennial Wash (Maricopa County)

Ciénega Creek

Colorado River

Colorado River - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Colorado River – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Colorado River Fishing - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Colorado River Fishing – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

Colorado River Float Trip - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Colorado River Float Trip – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Davidson Canyon

Deer Creek

Eagle Creek

Fossil Creek

Gila River

Gila River - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Gila River – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Gila River - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Gila River – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

Granite Creek

Harshaw Creek

Hassayampa River

Hassayampa River - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Hassayampa River – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kanab Creek

Little Colorado River

Little Colorado River – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madera Creek

Mescal Arroyo

Molino Creek

New River

Oak Creek

Pantano Wash

Paria River

Puerco River

Rillito River

Rincon Creek

Sabino Creek

Salt River

Salt River Canyon - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Salt River Canyon – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Salt River Four Peaks - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Salt River Four Peaks – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Carlos River

San Cristobal Wash

San Francisco River

San Francisco River - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
San Francisco River – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

San Pedro River

San Simon River

Santa Cruz River

Santa Maria River

Santa Rosa Wash

Silver Creek

Sonoita Creek

Sycamore Creek

Sycamore Creek - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Sycamore Creek – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanque Verde Creek

Tapeats Creek

Tenmile Wash

Thunder River

Tonto Creek

Verde River

Verde River - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Verde River – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Verde River Kayaking - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
Verde River Kayaking – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

Virgin River

West Fork Creek

West Fork Creek - Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson
West Fork Creek – Photo Courtesy Of Margie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

White River

Zuni River

 

Arizona Rivers Map Courtesy Of Wide World Of Maps
Arizona Rivers Map Courtesy Of Wide World Of Maps

Arizona Lakes

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