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FIRE RESTRICTIONS: This site is OPEN but under Stage I wildfire restrictions.

Description: Elevation of 1,600 ft. 12 tent/small trailer camping sites. Has a great view of Bartlett Dam. This is a river access point for floating on the Verde River and a bird watching area. Wildlife viewing, camping, picnicing, non-motorized boating, and swimming. During winter months, mild weather attracts residents and tourists to beautiful lakes along multi-hued desert canyons. Seeking refuge from the summer heat, visitors flock to the forest's rivers and lakes as well as to calm trout streams and the cool shade of tall pines in the Mogollon Rim. Nearby, boating and lake fishing for rainbow and brown trout, walleye, bass, and crappie. White water rafting on the Verde River. Many opportunities for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking the rugged terrain. Birdwatching and wildlife watching for hawks, eagles, javalina, white tail deer and coyotes, particularly near the Mogollon Rim and the area's many lakes and rivers.

Location: Located 23 miles east of Carefree; 7 miles on Forest Route 24 & 16 miles on FR 19.

Address: Cave Creek Ranger District
Tonto National Forest
40202 North Cave Creek Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ  85262
Phone: (480) 595-3300

Season: year round

Fee: $6/night or day(Tonto Pass)

Reservations: NO
Activities
Blue Box indicates availability  White Box indicates unavailability
 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Visitor Center  Group Campgnd  RV Sites
  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Trailer limit is 16 ft. 14 day stay limit. No motorized boats allowed on free flowing portions of the Verde River. Fee: $4/day per watercraft. Pack out your trash. No services.
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