Box Bar Shoreline Area and River Access Point

Area Status: Open
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Box Bar


Box Bar is a River Access Point to the Verde River, close to Bartlett Lake in the Cave Creek Ranger District.  This small site offers beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains along with a fast moving river – making it a fun spot for kids of all ages. The shore line is a rocky/pebble beach with several shady trees. Wildlife can be seen during the early summer months, and late winter. The road access in to the site is compacted dirt.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Year round
Restrictions: Stay Limit 14 days. No motor boats allowed, trailer under 32’. There are minimal trash can’s available at this site, please pack out any trash that does not fit in the designated cans. There are no fires permitted outside of the designated grill areas. Cars CAN NOT park next to the shoreline – there has been railing installed to prevent vehicles from pulling all the way forward. Please keep dogs on leash.
Closest Towns: Cave Creek
Water: Not Available
Restroom: Portable Toilets
Passes: Tonto Daily Pass or Tonto Discovery Pass are required.
Information Center: Cave Creek Ranger District (480)-595-3300

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Bald Eagle Seasonal Closures  - December 1 to June 30

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1,600 feet