Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area is a family-friendly retreat located off of Arrow Highway. The 836-acre area features a park, playgrounds and swimming, as well as year-round fishing and non-motorized watercraft usage. There is a five-acre swim beach and special water play areas for smaller children. The park is also home to protected native plants and animals, and its Nature Center offers educational walking tours throughout the year. The plentiful picnic areas are large enough for groups, families and companies. Picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-serve basis or by reservation. Paid parking is available, and the park gate closes when visitors reach capacity.