Area Status: Open
This area is Open

An exceptional view of Bartlett Dam. The Verde River and the riparian area are ideal for bird watching. Bald eagles are occasionally seen here.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees Tonto Pass Required $8.00 per vehicle, per day; $4.00 per watercraft, Recreation Fee Information
Open Season: January - December
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, no motor boats allowed, trailers under 16'. 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.

General Information


This site is 23 miles east of Carefree. Take Cave Creek Road for 7 miles then turn right on Bartlett Dam Road and continue for 13 miles. Just before reaching the Jojoba Boating site, FR 19 becomes a maintained gravel road that turns south (right). Follow it for another 3 miles to Riverside. Click Here For Map.

General Notes:


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoFirst come, first serve, no reservations
No. of Sites12


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Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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Camping trailer Trialers over 16ft. not recommended
Toilets Vault toilets
Picnic tables
Tent camping 12 camp units.