Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Rattlesnake Cove provides direct access to Bartlett Reservoir. Rattlesnake Cove has a sloping beach suitable for use in many water recreation activities. This area has beautiful vistas of the desert with mountains in the background.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
Open Season: January - December
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, no motor boats allowed. 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 21 miles east of Carefree. From Carefree, take Cave Creek Road 7 miles, turn right on Bartlett Dam Road and continue for 13 miles then turn left on FR 459. Travel ½ mile on FR 459 and turn right into the site.

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Nature Viewing

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Water Activities

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