Bachelor Cove Shoreline Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Bachelor Cove


Located along the shoreline of central Arizona’s largest lake. The setting is in the Upper Sonoran Desert; Vegetation includes mesquite, cat claw, desert broom, as well as cholla and saguaro cacti, this site provides spectacular views of the Sierra Ancha Mountains.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: All Day - when site is open
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, closed during high lake level, no camp units provided, pack it in pack it out, internal roads are unpaved, rules and regulations are posted. Please read and observe, this area is prone to flash floods. Camp out of flood areas and watch the weather carefully.
Closest Towns: Roosevelt and Punkin Center
Water: Not Available
Restroom: None provided
Passes: Tonto Daily Pass or Tonto Discovery Pass are required.
Information Center: Tonto Basin Ranger District (602) 225-5395

General Information


This site is 4 miles west of Roosevelt Dam.

From Mesa: Take State Hwy. 87/Beeline Highway north for approximately 60 miles to its junction with State Hwy. 188. Turn right onto State Hwy. 188 and continue southeast for 29 miles to the site.

From the Globe area: Take State Hwy.188 west for 30 miles to the junction of State Hwy. 88 and State Hwy. 188. Continue on State Hwy. 188 across the bridge for 4 miles to the site. Click Here For Map.

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

There are no designated campsites at this shoreline area but camping along the shore is allowed. High water levels will limit the amount of available shoreline in this area. Current lake level information can be found on SRP's Daily Water Report website.


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2,100 feet