Horton

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Horton Day Use Sit has six picnic units and is located three miles south of the Arizona Game & Fish Department Tonto Hatchery.  Visitors are welcome and they offer a self-guided tour. Trout fishing in both Tonto Creek and Horton Creek is a popular pastime.

At a Glance

Open Season: Year-round
Water: Drinking Water available at Upper Tonto Creek Campground
Information Center: Payson Ranger District Office (928) 474-7900

General Information

Directions:

Horton Day-Use Site & Upper Tonto Creek Campground: Travel 17 miles east of Payson on State Hwy. 260. Just east of Mile Marker #269 at Kohl’s Ranch, turn left (north) on Forest Road (FR) 289. Travel one mile north to these sites. Hike upstream. View and download a map.


General Notes:
  • No trash service
  • PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!!
  • Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon per person per day is recommended during hot periods.
  • Do not drink untreated water. Giardiais, a protozoan, could be in many water impoundments and streams.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Fishing

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River and Stream Fishing

Short hike from Horton day-use site can put a sportsman in water with wary “pan-sized” German Browns.

Fish SpeciesGerman browns

Picnicking

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
34.3402403

  Longitude : 
-111.0972636

  Elevation : 
5,600 feet

 



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