Phon D Sutton
This site is a popular inner tube take-out point. This lush area is outstanding for birding. The Lower Salt River Nature Trail winds through an adjacent riparian area, allowing hikers to enjoy this unique habitat.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Day use only|
|Rentals & Guides:||https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/tonto/passes-permits/recreation|
|Open Season:||Year round|
|Restrictions:||Stay limit 1 day, trailers under 44', no motor boat 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. The 15 Picnic tables/units are “grouped” under 6 separate shade ramadas.|
|Closest Towns:||Mesa, Saguaro Lake Marina|
|Restroom:||Vault toilets, suitable for wheelchair users|
|Passes:||Tonto Daily Pass or Tonto Discovery Pass are required. Tonto Daily Passes may be purchased at the fee machine on site, or from a retail vendor. America the Beautiful Passes are accepted.|
|Information Center:||Mesa Ranger District (480)-610-3300|
This site is located 16 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 9 miles to FR 169, and turn left. Follow FR 169 for 1 mile to the site. The entire route is paved.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
River and Stream Fishing
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout; Largemouth, Smallmouth and Yellow Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish; Walleye; Tilapia
There are 6 Shade Ramadas with picnic tables underneath them. Grills, tables and ramadas are on compacted ground, but DO NOT have designated, paved routes.
|No. of Sites||15|
Boating - Non-Motorized
There are no designated docks, ramps, or launch sites. Motor boats are not allowed.