Theodore Roosevelt Dam and Lake is reached via SR 188 or SR 88 (the Apache Trail), a dirt road. Natives A.D. 1000 built 150 miles of stone-lined canals to irrigate their fields. Modern Arizona's reclamation of the Salt River Valley began with the completion of the Roosevelt Dam in 1911. Unlike other dams, the Roosevelt was made with thousands of hand-hewn stones.
As the first major federal reclamation project, the dam provides water to one of the state's richest agricultural regions. Many recreational opportunities are available on the lake. .
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.