Tempe Town Lake, the closest place for me to paddle or sail.
Also the first place I ever kayaked and the place I took the maiden voyage with my AI!
It's not all you could ever want, but it is more than the dusty dry river bottom it used to be!
Now with the dam bursting, I'm driving further. Here's a little more about urban paddling in the desert:
Story on the dam bursting: http://www.azcentral.com/community/temp ... 20-ON.html
Inflatable Dam background: http://www.tempe.gov/lake/lakehistory/dams.htm
Arial view: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=tem ... a=N&tab=nl
Replacement bladders are on the way!http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/ ... 17-ON.html
I'll tell you this, I want an extension on my permit!!