Area Status: Open
Located on central Arizona's largest lake, Schoolhouse offers great water recreation opportunities to the public. This site is also a river access point (RAP) on the Upper Salt River. Because of its close proximity to the River, School house allows fishing, non-motorized and motorized boating, along with shoreline hiking trails. There are plenty of campsites available at Schoolhouse, which allows for an easy, quick escape during any time of the year for families and individuals.
At a Glance
||January - December
||Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 32', pack it in pack it out, Rules and regulations are posted on bulletin board. Tonto Pass required. Please use trash receptacles, when available, The adjacent boating site has a paved boat launch ramp with courtesy dock -- useable when water elevations are higher than 2,110 feet.
||Globe & Payson
||Toilets located throughout the camp loops
||America the Beautiful Passes are only accepted at the Picnicking Site For boating, a Tonto Daily Pass and Watercraft Sticker or Tonto Discovery Pass are required.
||Tonto Basin Ranger District (928)-467-3200
This site is located 11 miles south of the historic Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa: Take the State Hwy. 87/Beeline Highway north for about 60 miles to the junction with State Hwy. 88. Continue on State Hwy. 88 south for 8 miles to Forest Road (FR) 447/Schoolhouse Recreation Site. Turn left and continue for 4 miles to the site.
From Globe: area: Take State Hwy. 188 north for 20 miles to its junction with Forest Road (FR) 447/Schoolhouse Recreation Site, turn right and continue for 4 miles to the site.
This site contains numerous barrier-free camp units. Toilets, picnic tables and amphitheater are fully accessible.