Can I bring my own kayak to Tempe Town Lake?

Do I need a permit to kayak in AZ?

Do you have to have a license to operate a kayak in Arizona? The quick answer is no. However, Arizona law says that it’s illegal for anyone under 12 to operate a vessel with a motor greater than 8 horsepower unless: There’s an emergency.

Are you allowed to swim in Tempe Town Lake?

***Please note, swimming at Tempe Town Lake is never permitted. Tempe Town Lake is the perfect spot to experience some fun and enjoy the outdoors. … and Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe Town Lake is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Arizona.

Why is Tempe Town Lake closed?

The lake has been closed due to a train derailment that led to a fire and a partial collapse of the bridge on July 29.

Do I need a whistle to kayak?

But is it really required to have a whistle while you are out kayaking? Federal law does not require you to have a whistle specifically on board a kayak. The law requires that any water vessels shorter than 12 meters have a sound device onboard. Whistles qualify, but other sound devices—like horns—may be used as well.

What happened at Tempe Town Lake?

TEMPE, Ariz. — The body of a drowning victim has been recovered and identified from Tempe Town Lake, the Tempe Police Department said. The department got calls around 12:30 a.m. reporting that the 18-year-old, Jacobi Walker, jumped into the lake and did not resurface, police said.

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Does Tempe Town Lake have a curfew?

Town Lake park areas are open daily between 5 a.m. and midnight unless otherwise posted. Tempe Town Lake is open to public boating from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. (permit required).