This site is a popular inner tube take-out point. This lush area is outstanding for birding. The Lower Salt River Nature Trail winds through an adjacent riparian area, allowing hikers to enjoy this unique habitat.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Opening Saturday, March 26, 2016
Operational Hours: Day use only
Fees Tonto Daily Pass or Interagency Pass required.
Open Season: January - December
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, trailers under 44', no motor boat allowed, pets must be on leash, no glass containers in the lower salt river area, caution: fallen trees and other materials in the river can trap swimmers and floaters, beware: alcohol, sun and water are a deadly combination, 15 picnic units w/ tables & grills, no drinking water
Restroom: Vault toilets, suitable for wheelchair users
Passes: Tonto Pass
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General Information


This site is located 16 miles northeast of Mesa. From Mesa, travel 7 miles east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to Power Road /Bush Highway/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow Bush Highway for 9 miles to FR 169, and turn left. Follow FR 169 for 1 mile to the site. The entire route is paved.

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