Pedestrian River access for fishing (no boat launch).  See the Verde River Paddle Guide, Hwy 89A - Beasley Flat for information about boating on the Verde River.

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  • No drinking water 
  • Vault toilet
  • No garbage service - Please pack it out

At a Glance

Fees: No
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Between Camp Verde and Cottonwood
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Between Cottonwood and Camp Verde, AZ: Take Hwy 260 to Forest Road 147 (toward Thousand Trails RV Park). Follow dirt road straight and take a left just before the entrance to Thousand Trails RV Park. Stay right at the fork in the road (by the winery and vinyards) and follow narrow, winding dirt road to parking lot. Approximately 10 minutes off of paved road. Accessible to all vehicles during dry weather. Not recommended when wet.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

  • Rainbow trout are stocked upstream at Bignottie from November through March. Bass, catfish, and roundtail chub are some of the other species that may be caught in this part of the river.  Note: If caught, Roundtail chub must be released immediately.
  • A valid fishing or combination license is required for resident and non-resident anglers 10 years of age or older fishing any public accessible water in Arizona.
  • For more information please visit: Arizona Game and Fish

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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3,500 feet