• Cortez Lake is an urban lake at Cortez Park in Phoenix at 3434 W Dunlap Ave open from 5:30 am to 11:00 pm. The rules for this lake are as follows from the Arizona Game and Fish Urban Fishing Program: Swimming, wading, glass containers and littering are prohibited. Alcoholic beverage permits required. Boating not allowed. Other rules as posted.

    Daily Bag and Possession Limits; 4 catfish,4 trout,2 bass (13 inch minimum) 10 sunfish, 1 white amur (30 inch minimum) Statewide limits apply to all other species.

    Amenities: Playground, Large Shade Trees, Sports Fields

    For more information visit the City of Phoenix web site.
  • GPS:
    Latitude: 33°34'12.80"N Longitude: 112° 7'54.75"W
    Phone Numbers for more information::
    Phoenix Parks and Recreation (602) 262-6575
    Restrictions/Season of Use:
    fishing open from 5:30 to 11:00 Pm
    Road Conditions:
    Paved
    Land Ownership:
    City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department
    Ranger Station/District:
    No
    Elevation:
    The elevation at Cortez Lake is 1,000ft
    Max Surface Acres:
    3
    River Lake Impounds:
    None
    Average Depth:
    6ft
    Bag Limit:
    Daily Bag and Possession Limits at Cortez: 4 catfish,4 trout,2 bass (13 inch minimum) 10 sunfish, 1 white amur (30 inch minimum) Statewide limits apply to all other species.
    Boat/Engine Restrictions:
    No Boats
    Boats to Rent:
    No
    Swimming:
    No
    Camping:
    No
    Barrier free Access:
    No
    Trailer Spaces:
    No
    Electricity:
    No
    Launching Area:
    Yes
    Water Skiing:
    No
    Cleaning Stations:
    No
    Marinas:
    No
  • Cortez Lake is on the northeast corner of Dunlap Ave and 35th Ave at 3434 W Dunlap

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  1. elmo
    Trout stoking in almost all of the Valley lakes and ponds begins in the last week of November, usually around Thanksgiving Day weekend. This is about the time the average temperature is cool enough to allow the trout to survive here in our desert climate. If you are in the Valley in April or May you can see some of the dead trout floating on the surface of the water, they cannot take the springtime heat! They are the ones that got away...
  2. Gerard Hernandez
    When you guys stock the lake with trout