Canyon Lake was created in 1925 with the damming of the Salt River. The 380 hectare lake is the smallest lake along the river and sits along the Superstition Mountains.
The lake sits 24 kilometres away from the Apache Trail and 82 kilometres east of the city of Phoenix. It is a popular spot for recreational activities like hiking, camping and boating.
Game fishing is big in Canyon Lake, with species like rainbow trout, largemouth bass, yellow bass, carp and walleye swimming in the water. The scenery at the lake is phenomenal, what with the surrounding Superstition Wilderness Area.