Horseshoe Reservoir and the Verde River are nearby and provide opportunities for many water activities. This site has large mesquite trees providing shade. Bald eagles are frequently seen in this vicinity. No services. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. Glass containers prohibited. Bury human waste 6-8 inches and at least 200 feet away from camp, trails, water sources, and dry drainages.
At a Glance
Closed from May 15 to October 1, 2016. These sites are closing due to decreased use and to allow resources to be focused around Bartlett Lake and Lower Verde River which are the more highly visited sites during the summer season.
$10.00 per vehicle
January - December
Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 16', use of motorized watercraft on flowing portions of the Verde River is prohibited. Glass containers prohibited. No services.
This site is 23 miles northeast of Carefree. From Carefree, take Cave Creek Road turn right on Bartlett Dam Road and continue for 6 miles to the junction of FR 205 and FR 19. At this junction, FR 205 turns left and becomes an unmaintained unpaved road. Follow FR 205 for 10 miles towards Horseshoe Reservoir. At the junction of FR 205 and FR 205A, turn right and travel an additional ½ mile to the site. Click Here For Map.
Camping & Cabins
No services. PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT. Bury (6-8 inches) human waste at least 200 feet away from camp, trails, water sources, and dry drainages.
Lake and Pond Fishing
Fish Species: Large and Smallmouth Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish