Beasley Flat Picnic Site


The Verde River is the only river in Arizona with a Wild and Scenic designation. Beasley Flat is the beginning of the Wild and Scenic stretch of the Verde River.  It is also the most popular take-out spot for canoes and kayaks after a 10-mile float from White Bridge.


  • 7 picnic ramadas (2 accessible), with picnic tables, fire pits, and pedestal grills
  • 1 ramada with interpretive signs (accessible)
  • Bath house/changing room (accessible)
  • Boating ramp (for non-motorized boats only)
  • Nature trail
  • No drinking water
  • 3 vault toilets (2 accessible)
  • No garbage disposal - Please pack it out  

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: Spring - Summer
Restrictions: River runners: Below Beasley Flat, the two-mile stretch of river between Verde Falls and the Sycamore Canyon confluence are closed to stopping from Dec. 1 to June 30 each year to protect AZ Bald Eagle nesting sites.
Closest Towns: 20-25 minutes from I-17; Camp Verde, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


From I-17 in Camp Verde, AZ: Go west on Hwy. 260 (towards Payson). Turn right on Salt Mine Rd. (County Rd. 163; it’s the first right after Main St, shortly before the bridge over the Verde River). Follow paved road for approximately 9 ½ miles to where it ends at a “T.” Turn left (this is FR 334) and follow gravel road ½ mile to Beasley Flat.

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