Several miles of hiking and horse riding trails are accessible from the site. Horses are allowed at this site, and can be ridden south on the Cottonwood Canyon Trail to access the Arizona Trail. There are 11 camp units w/ shade ramadas, fire rings w/ grills, picnic tables, potable water hydrants and a toilet building.
At a Glance
January - December
Stay limit 14 days, only horse trailers under 32', Equestrians only, Reservation required (call Tonto Basin Ranger District Office 928-467-3200), pack it in pack it out, Rules and regulations are posted at bulletin board areas. Please read and observe.
Tonto Basin, Roosevelt
Drinking Water, Stock Water
Toilet Building (Accessible)
Currently, the Tonto Daily Pass and Tonto Discovery Passes are accepted for campgrounds. When Tonto National Forest installs the fee machines on January 1st, 2017, the campground fees for this site will change and the standard Tonto Passes will no longer be accepted.
This site is 2 miles southeast of historic Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa: Take State Route (SR) 87 (Beeline Highway) north for about 60 miles to its junction with SR 188. Turn right onto SR 188 for 35 miles to the site. The entire route is paved.