Verde and Salt River Water Releases Causing Closures

PHOENIX, AZ, February 28, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Forest Road 19, leading to Bartlett Lake, is closed due to flooding just east of the Cave Creek Ranger District office.  Forest Road 20 which leads to Needle Rock and Box Bar is also closed due to flooding.  Recreation sites around Horseshoe and Bartlett reservoirs have been closed because of water flowing into and through the Verde River system.  Recreations sites closed due to flooding include:

  • Ocotillo
  • Fisherman’s Point
  • Horseshoe Campground
  • Mesquite Campground
  • Bartlett Flat Campground and Shoreline Site
  • Yellow Cliffs Boat Launch
  • SB Cove Shoreline Site
  • Rattlesnake Cove Picnic Area
  • Jojoba Boat Launch
  • Riverside Campground
  • Needle Rock Picnic Area
  • Box Bar Shoreline Site

This water will makes its way down the Verde River and into the Salt River which will also close picnic sites along the Lower Salt River:

  • Phon D. Sutton
  • Coon Bluff
  • Granite Reef