Access is by the Apache Trail National Forest Scenic Byway, a scenic mountain road showcasing magnificent bluffs above Apache Lake. Nearby are mountain views and abundant wildlife. There are 82 camp units, picnic tables, toilets, water hydrant, courtesy dock, fish cleaning station, but no electric hook-ups.
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At a Glance
Tonto Daily Pass required for day-use & camping: $6.00 per vehicle, per day; $4.00 per watercraft, per day.
||January - December
||Stay limit 14 days, pack it in pack it out. State Hwy. 88 is a narrow winding mountain road, with a maximum vehicle length limit of 40 feet. (Not recommended for trailers over 22 feet.) Rules and regulations are posted at all fee station areas. Please read and observe.
||Toilet building (Accessible)
This site is 6 miles south of Roosevelt Dam on the south shoreline of Apache Lake.
From Apache Junction: Drive north on State Hwy. 88 for 38 miles (the last 20 miles of State Hwy. 88 are unpaved) to Forest Road (FR) 183/Burnt Corral Recreation Site. Turn left and continue to site.
From Mesa: Take State Hwy.87/Beeline Highway north for approximately 60 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 188. Turn right onto State Hwy. 188 for 33 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 88. Turn right onto State Hwy. 88, and drive past historic Roosevelt Dam (unpaved) for 6 miles to Forest Road (FR) 183/Burnt Corral Recreation Site. Turn right and continue to the site.
From the Globe area: Take State Hwy. 188 west for 30 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 188. Turn left onto State Hwy. 88, and continue past historic Roosevelt Dam (unpaved) for 6 miles to Forest Road (FR) 183/Burnt Corral Recreation Site. Turn right into the site.