Horton day-use site and Upper Tonto Creek Campgrounds Drinking water, 6 picnic units and vault toilets
At a Glance
|Restrictions:||Riparian Area Protections - camping restrictions|
Creek Access Point #1: FISH HATCHERY: Travel 17 mi. 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 4 miles to the parking area just outside the entrance to the fish hatchery. FR 289 parallels Tonto Creek most of the way to the hatchery. Park in the lot. Please respect private property along the creek.
Creek Access Point #2: HORTON & UPPER TONTO CREEK RECREATION SITES: Travel 17 miles east of Payson on State Hwy. 260. East of Mile Marker 269, turn north onto Forest Road (FR) 289.
Creek Access Point #3: BEAR FLAT: Travel 14miles east of Payson on State Hwy. 260, just past Mile Marker 266. Turn right on Forest Road (FR) 405 and follow it for 4½ mi. to the creek.
- Arizona Game and Fish Department stocks sections of Tonto Creek periodically, beginning mid-April until late August.
- No trash service
- PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!!
River and Stream Fishing
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout; Brown Trout; Brook Trout
|Fish Species||Rainbow Trout|