SB Cove

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Bartlett Reservoir and the Arizona Upland phase of the Sonoran Desert. This site offers beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountains. Beach front camping when water level permits. Near Yellow Cliffs boat launch.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come first served.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets
Fees Tonto Pass Required. $8.00 per vehicle, per day; $4.00 per watercraft, Recreation Fee Information
Open Season: January - December
Closest Towns: Carefree and Scottsdale

General Information


This site is 24 miles east of Carefree. Take Cave Creek Road 7 miles to the junction with Forest Road (FR) 205. Turn right and travel 6 miles to the junction of FR 205 and FR 19. At this junction take FR 19 for 7 miles to FR 459 and turn left. Continue on FR 459 (a paved, low-speed road) for 3 miles to the site. Click Here For Map.

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Dispersed Camping


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Water Activities

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Toilets Vault toilets
Tent camping Shoreline camping available