Apache Lake’s peculiar location creates a perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to take a break from the city and to enjoy nature. Enjoy beautiful sunrises to amazing sunsets as the sun rise and fall beyond the cliffs and valleys. Apache Lake is never closed due to an abundance of guest. At full capacity the surface area of Apache Lake is 2,568 acres (1,039 ha) and can store 254,138 acre⋅ft (313,475,000 m 3) of water. Enjoy an array of empty coves, calm waters, and hidden beaches surrounded by native saguaros and breath taking cliffs. Apache Lake is one of four reservoirs built along the Salt River in Arizona as part of the Salt River Project. Located along the Apache Trail; the lake is about 16 miles east of Tortilla Flat, in Maricopa County, Arizona. Apache Lake is 17 miles long and 240 feet deep. About 5 miles (8 km) upstream is the Theodore Roosevelt Lake (the largest), and upstream from Canyon & Saguaro Lake.