Water Users Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Water Users Day Use Area

Water Users is a popular site for kayakers and tubers. As one of the main points of river access for tubers, Water Users can become very busy during summer months. Beyond water access, Water Users also offers the opportunity to picnic with friends and family, horse riding, and bird watching. Motorized boats are not allowed to launch at this site.

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 The closure order is in effect from March 28, 2023, at 6:00am through April 19, 2023, at 8:00am, unless rescinded.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
Open Season: Year round
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, trailers under 16', no motor boats allowed, pets must be on leash, no glass containers in the Lower Salt River area, to avoid injury wear shoes when wading in the river, 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, Lower Salt River Recreation
Water: Not Available
Restroom: 6 vault toilets (accessible)
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 19 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 11 miles to FR 169, and turn right. Follow FR 169 five miles 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

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


There is only one shade ramada with a table & grill. Most picnickers station themselves next to the water, where there are no amenities

Boating - Non-Motorized


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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1,400 feet