Crabtree Wash Shoreline Area


Area Status: Closed

Crabtree Wash

 

This site offers shoreline parking and boat access. Access is by the Apache Trail National Forest Scenic Byway, a scenic mountain road. Nearby are views of mountains with abundant wildlife.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 03-12-06-22-18 Apache Lake Campground Area and Road Closures
Operational Hours: All Day 
Fees: Tonto National Forest Pass/ Discovery Pass/ Kiosk permit required. 
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, State Hwy. 88 is a narrow winding mountain road, with a maximum vehicle length limit of 40 feet. (Not recommended for trailers over 22 feet). Rules and regulations are posted at all fee station areas. Please read and observe. Please use trash receptacles when available, or pack it in pack it out.
Closest Towns: Globe, Payson
Water: At Roosevelt Marina
Restroom: Portable Toilets
Passes: Tonto Daily Pass  or Tonto Discovery Pass are required. America the Beautiful Passes are accepted at the Picnicking Sites.
Information Center: Tonto Basin Ranger District (602)-225-5395

General Information

Directions:

This site is 12 miles south of Roosevelt Dam on the south shoreline of Apache Lake. From Apache Junction: Drive north on State Hwy. 88 for 32 miles (the last 20 miles of State Hwy. 88 are unpaved) to FR 79. Turn left and continue to site approximately 1 mile.

From Mesa: Take State Hwy. 87/Beeline Highway north for approximately 60 miles to itsjunction with State Hwy. 188. Turn right onto State Hwy. 188 for 33 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 88. Turn right onto State Hwy. 88, and drive past historic Roosevelt Dam (unpaved) for 12 miles to FR 79. Turn right and continue to the site approximately 1 mile.

From the Globe area: Take State Hwy. 188 west for 30 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 188. Turn left onto State Hwy. 88, and continue past historic Roosevelt Dam (unpaved) for 12 miles to FR 79. Turn right and continue to the site approximately 1 mile. View and download a map.

SR 88 is currently CLOSED between Fish Point and the Apache Lake Marina, pending repairs by ADOT.

 


Activities

Dispersed Camping

Shoreline Camping and day use.

Lake and Pond Fishing

Apache Lake Fish Species:  Rainbow Trout; Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish; Walleye

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Scenery

Access is by the Apache Trail National Forest Scenic Byway, a scenic mountain road.

Picnicking

Portable toilets, drinking water at Roosevelt Marina

Boating - Motorized

Apache Lake

Boating - Non-Motorized

Apache Lake

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.573271

  Longitude : 
-111.255975

  Elevation : 
1,900 feet