Windy Hill

Area Status: Open
This area is Open


Located on central Arizona's largest lake, Windy Hill offers great water recreation opportunities to the public. This site is also a river access point (RAP) on the Upper Salt River. Because of its close proximity to the River, Windy Hill allows fishing, non-motorized and motorized boating, along with shoreline hiking trails.  There are plenty of developed campsites available at Windy Hill, which allows for an easy, quick escape during any time of the year for families and individuals. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: All Day
Open Season: January - December
Restrictions: Stay limit 14 days, trailers under 32'. Rules and regulations are posted at all fee station areas. Please read and observe. Please use trash receptacles, when available or PACK IN, PACK IT OUT. Sewage dump facilities are located across from Cholla Campground 8 miles north on Hwy. 188 (no fee). Boat sewage pump-out can be arranged with the marina.
Closest Towns: Globe & Roosevelt Marina
Water: Not Available
Restroom: Toilet Building (Accessible)
Passes: America the Beautiful Passes are only accepted at the Picnicking Site. For Boating, a Tonto Daily Pass and Watercraft Sticker or Tonto Discovery Pass are required. Currently, the Tonto Daily Pass is accepted at the campground. When Tonto National Forest installs the fee machines in 2017, the campground fees for this site will change and the standard Tonto Passes will no longer be accepted.
Information Center: Tonto Basin Ranger District (928)-467-3200

General Information


This site is 6 miles southeast of historic Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa: take State Route (SR) 87/Beeline Highway north for about 60 miles to its junction with SR 188. Turn right onto SR 188 for 33 miles to the junction of SR 88. Continue south on SR 188 for 4 miles to Forest Road (FR) 82 (Windy Hill Recreation Site entrance). Turn left and continue for 2 miles to the site. The entire route is paved.

From the Globe area: take SR 188 north for 25 miles to FR 82 (Windy Hill Recreation Site entrance), turn right and continue for 2 miles to the site. The entire route is paved.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

Winter long-term camping from Oct. 1-Mar. 31, 347 camp units with shade ramadas, fire rings with grills, picnic tables, and potable water hydrants. Toilets and showers are located throughout the camp loops. There are also playgrounds and an amphitheater. Picnicking allowed only at the Blevins Picnic Site.

Fire Informationfire rings available
No. of Sites347
Reservation InfoFirst come, first serve, no reservations
No. of Accessible sites347

RV Camping

Camping all year


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Water Activities

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