• 2719 S. Reyes
  • Mesa, AZ 85202
  • Administration: 480-831-8314
  • Recreation Department: 480-831-7464

Our Lakes

Our Lakes

Many of our 18,000 residents agree that the most outstanding feature in the neighborhood is the lakes. In fact, Dobson Ranch is the largest lake community in Mesa, AZ. Out of 100 acres of common areas, 78 acres are comprised of the lakes.

We have seven artificial lakes throughout the Ranch where there are walking paths, catch and release fishing and boating. Fishing and boating licenses are required. These are available at our Recreation Department at La Casita.

Feeding of wildlife (fish, fowl, feral cats or turtles) is not permitted in the common areas/lakes.

The “Know Your Lakes Presentation” introduces you to the 10 Dobson Ranch Lakes with a surface area of 86 acres. These lakes were originally designed in the Master Planning of the Dobson Ranch Community. The lakes provide recreation opportunities, enhanced value to homes, and provides a practical solution for surface drainage. In the presentation below, it lists a variety of specific details and information for the lakes, as well as information regarding the Dobson Ranch Water Conservation Program. 

Added July 3, 2024


The Lakes in Dobson Ranch are tested monthly to monitor water quality and aquatic life. These tests are done by Dr. Amalfi with Aquatic Consulting and Testing, Inc. These tests inform The Dobson Association on whether we need to treat our lakes for harmful algae, find out what types of fish need to be stocked, and the overall health of each lake. This information is reviewed by our Water and Lake Management Committee who then make recommendations to the Board of Directors as needed. Below you can read the latest testing results. 

Water Quality Reports