East Verde Picnic

Area Status: Open

East Verde Picnic


Set in the shade of tall pine trees, East Verde Picnic is perfect for any day trip that you have planned. You can see a variety of wildlife along with the beautiful scenery that Payson has to offer.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Restrooms will be serviced once a week. Please pack it in, pack it out! 
Operational Hours: Day-use only
Fees: No Fees
Open Season: Year-round
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, trailers under 16', day use only, limited parking, no trash
Closest Towns: Payson, Forest Lakes
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Toilet Building
Information Center: Payson Ranger District (928) 474-7900

General Information


This site is 4 miles north of Payson. Take Hwy 87 for 4 miles north of Payson to the East Verde River. Turn left (west) on East Verde Park Estates Road/Forest Road 622 and drive 1/4 a mile to the picnic site.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


River and Stream Fishing

East Verde River Fish Species:  Rainbow Trout; Brown Trout; Smallmouth Bass; Sunfish


Picnic tables, grills, vault toilet, no drinking water
No. of Sites 4

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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4,600 feet