Diversion Dam

Area Status: Open

Diversion Dam


This site is located on the Upper Salt River area and has five river access points. This site also offers dispersed camping for boaters using the access points.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: All Day
Open Season: January
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 day, trailers under 16', no motor boats allowed. Be sure to put into the river well dowstream from the dam. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RUN THE DAM.
Closest Towns: Globe, Tonto Basin
Water: At Roosevelt Marina / Globe – No water at site.
Restroom: Toilet Building (Accessible)
Passes: No Passes or Fees required for this site.
Information Center: Tonto Basin Ranger District (602) 225-5395

General Information


From Globe:  Take State Hwy. 188 west for 13 miles to Hwy. 288 junction. Turn right unto Hwy. 288 and continue for 4 miles to Forest Road (FR) 465. Turn left onto FR 465.


Toilet building, parking, pedestrian routes, and interpretive vista

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Dispersed Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Fish Species:  Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish

Viewing Wildlife

The diverse bird population and abundance of small and large mammals make this an excellent place to observe wildlife. Great blue heron and black-crowed night heron are permanent residents.


Boating - Non-Motorized

Upper Salt River Access Points. Non-Motorized Boats ONLY. Be sure to put non-motorized boats into the river well downstream from the dam. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO RUN THE DAM.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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2,200 feet