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Phon D Sutton Campground and Picnic Site
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Phon D Sutton Campground and Picnic Site, Arizona
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Description: 1300ft elevation. 15 picnic sites for year around use, and a winter camping site. Winter camping October 15 to April 15. Access to the Lower Salt River Nature Trail popular with birdwatchers. Shuttle bus stop(last one) with river access take-out point for Salt River floating. Shuttle runs from May thru September for river recreation users. Hiking,fishing,swimming,wildlife viewing, bird watching,camping, and picnicing. 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 16 miles northwest of Mesa; 7 miles on US 60-70, 9 miles on Power Road/Bush Hwy/Forest Route 204, 1 mile on FR 169.

Address: Mesa Ranger District
Tonto National Forest
5140 E. Ingram St.
Mesa, AZ  85205
Phone: (480) 610-3300

Season: Year round day use; winter camping October 15 - Ap

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

Reservations: NO
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Notes: 44ft trailer limit. No glass containers. 14 day stay limit for winter campers.
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