Boating - Non-Motorized

The Gila National Forest does not manage any open water lakes or ponds. Five resevoirs are located close to or on Forest Service land where non-motorized boating is allowed:

  • Bear Canyon Dam
  • Bill Evans Dam
  • Glenwood Pond
  • Quemado Lake
  • Snow Lake

Fees may be charged for launching or camping. Check the bulletin board near the launch area for information.
In addition, some non-motorized watercraft may operate on the Gila River.  For information on river flow rates, warnings and restrictions, contact the Visitor Center at the Cliff Dwellings National Monument.


Boating - Non-Motorized Areas

Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/gila/recreation/wateractivities/?recid=1958&actid=79