Area Status: Open

Pebble Beach Day Use Area

This site is a most popular inner tube starting and take-out point. With the abundance of tables and shade ramadas, families like to camp out for the day at the water’s edge and cool off from the summer heat. During our busier weekends, Pebble Beach fills quickly, but is always a great place for playing in the water and non-motorized boating.  This lush area is outstanding for birding.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closure order is to protect public health and safety due to unsafe conditions posed by flash flooding and increased water levels. The closure order is in effect from March 28, 2023, at 6:00am through April 19, 2023, at 8:00am, unless rescinded.
Operational Hours: Day Use Only
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, no trailers. Glass containers are prohibited at this lake. No pets in the swimming site. Caution: Fall trees and other materials in the river can trap swimmers and floaters. Entry is closed when the site is full. Many of the valley’s radio stations carry advisories concerning lake conditions and closures. Beware: Alcohol, sun, and water are a deadly combination.
Closest Towns: Mesa, Saguaro Lake Marina
Water: Not Available
Restroom: Vault Toilets. Accessible restrooms available April 15 – October 14, annually.
Passes: The links below provide additional information on pricing and purchasing information.
Information Center: Mesa Ranger District (480) 610-3300

General Information


This site is located 20 miles northeast of Mesa. From Mesa, travel 7 miles east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to Power Road /Bush Highway/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow Bush Highway for 13 miles to FR 169, and turn left. Follow FR 169 for 1 mile to the site. The entire route is paved. View and download a map.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

Salt River Fish Species:  Rainbow Trout; Largemouth, Smallmouth and Yellow Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish; Walleye; Tilapia


20 ramadas with tables and grills
No. of Sites 20

Boating - Non-Motorized

There are no designated docks, ramps, or launch sites. Motorized boats are NOT allowed.


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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1,400 feet