Black Canyon Fishing Site

  

Status: Dawn to Dusk
No Fee
Limited Services: No restrooms, water, or garbage service.
Please follow sanitry guidelines and practice leave no trace ethics: 

  • "Pack it in, Pack it out"
  • Bury waste 8" deep and at least 200' from water sources

This location remains open for arrivals at this time.  Local managers are committed to the health and safety of recreational visitors and our staff. We are following the guidelines from our department and the CDC regarding COVID-19, closely monitoring the situation and responding to current conditions. Please continue to monitor this page for status updates.

 

Black Canyon Fishing Site provides access to the Verde River where visitors enjoy fishing, picnicking, bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, and floating on inner tubes.   For more information about boating on the Verde River please see the Verde River Paddle Guide, Hwy 89A - Beasley Flat.

Facilities

  • 9 parking spots
  • 2 picnic tables
  • Vault toilet
  • No drinking water
  • No garbage service - Please pack out your trash.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: undefined
Operational Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Fees Free
Open Season: Year-round - undefined
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Camp Verde, AZ
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions:

Black Canyon Fishing Site is off Hwy 260, between Camp Verde and Cottonwood.  From Camp Verde, northwest on Hwy 260, turn right on Access Road near mile post 210.  After crossing cattle guard, proceed 0.6 mile (on dirt road) to Black Canyon Day Use Area.


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Boating - Non-Motorized

Black Canyon is the put-in spot for the short, smooth water float to Bignottie which takes about one hour.  This easy stretch of river  provides an opportunity for less-experienced paddlers to enjoy the Verde River by canoe, kayak, or inner tube.  Please note that conditions on the river vary greatly depending on weather, water level, and other factors.  Please plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the Verde River.

Tubing

Black Canyon is the put-in spot for the short, smooth water float to Bignottie which takes about one hour.  This easy stretch of river  provides an opportunity for less-experienced paddlers to enjoy the Verde River by canoe, kayak, or inner tube.  Please note that conditions on the river vary greatly depending on weather, water level, and other factors.  Please plan ahead to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on the Verde River.

Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.68495864

  Longitude : 
-111.9640087

  Elevation : 
3,200 feet

 



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