Riverside campground offers more peace and tranquility than the busier recreation sites at Bartlett Lake. With the campground’s proximity to water, fisherman and avid water recreationalists enjoy this spot all year long. There are designated grills, fire rings and picnic tables where families can enjoy the day together along the river not far from the dam. Keep a look out for fish jumping along the river! Review At-A-Glance below for more details about this site.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Year Round|
|Restrictions:||Stay limit 14 days, no motor boats allowed, trailers under 16', glass containers prohibited.|
|Closest Towns:||Carefree & Cave Creek|
|Passes:||Tonto Fee Machine Pass. $16 per site per night. Nearest fee machine locations are as follows: the Cave Creek Ranger Station, Desert Vista Overlook, and the Jojoba Boat Launch area
America the Beautiful Interagency Senior or Access Pass holders receive 50% discount (persons over 62 or have a permanent disability) for single camp units only.
|Information Center:||Cave Creek Ranger District (480) 595 3300|
This site is 23 miles east of Carefree. Take Cave Creek Road for 7 miles then turn right on Bartlett Dam Road and continue for 13 miles. Just before reaching the Jojoba Boating site, FR 19 becomes a maintained gravel road that turns south (right). Follow it for another 3 miles to Riverside. View and download a map.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
- Maximum occupancy per individual camp unit is 10.
- Maximum number of vehicles per individual camp unit is three. All vehicles must completely fit within the designated parking area.
- Check-in time is 12:00 pm, and check-out time is 10:00 am
|No. of Sites||12|
|Reservation Info||First come, first serve, no reservations|
River and Stream Fishing
River Access Point (Verde R.)
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout; Large and Smallmouth Bass; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish
Boating - Non-MotorizedRiver Access Point (Verde R.)
|Type of Craft||Canoe|