Coon Bluff


Coon Bluff Rec Site

This lush area is outstanding for bird watching. Adjacent to the lower portion of the Salt River, a stand of mesquite provides welcome shade. Coon Bluff is a popular river-access point (RAP) for tubers floating the Lower Salt River. It’s close proximity to the main cities allows for an easy escape and fun day-trip. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Pavement project will impact access on March 22 and 30. The project will prevent access for up to two hours each day.
Operational Hours: Day use - year round.  Overnight camping is allowed October 1st thru May 1st on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday nights before the following holidays:  Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday (observed), and Presidents Day (observed).  Overnight use will also be allowed on Thanksgiving Day through Saturday night.
Restrictions: Day use only May 2nd - September 30th (No overnight camping allowed).  Trailers under 40', no motor boats allowed, pets must be on leash, no glass containers in the lower Salt River area, caution: fallen trees and other materials in the river can trap swimmers and floaters, beware: alcohol, sun and water are a deadly combination.
Closest Towns: Mesa, Saguaro Lake Marina
Water: Not Available
Restroom: Toilet Building (Accessible)
Passes: Day use - Tonto Daily Pass, Tonto Discovery Pass or America the Beautiful Passes are accepted. Seasonal overnight camping - Tonto Daily Pass per night. Tonto Daily Passes may be purchased at the fee machines located at Pebble Beach, Saguaro Del Norte, Palo Verde, Phon D Sutton, or from a retail vendor.

General Information


This site is 17 miles northeast of Mesa. From Mesa, travel 7 miles east on Superstition Freeway (US 60), to Power Road/Bush Highway/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow Bush Highway for 12 miles and turn north (left) on FR 204E and follow it one mile to the site. The entire route is paved.

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There 5 designated picnic tables with paved access routes. No shade ramadas.

No. of Accessible sitesfive paved picnic sites are fully accessible

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1,340 feet