Jojoba Trail 511

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Jojoba Trail offers access to several coves and stretches of shoreline, providing opportunities for swimming and angling. The trail winds through rocky outcrops and crosses several small ridges, offering scenic views of Bartlett Reservoir. This trail passes through the Arizona Upland Phase of the Sonoran Desert, which features saguaro cactus, mesquite, palo verde and ironwood trees. Jojoba Trail is the result of a partnership with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. A women’s inmate crew constructed the trail. Bartlett Reservoir has been popular with anglers almost since the dam was constructed in 1939. Fish species include crappie, large-and smallmouth bass, channel and flathead catfish, carp, bluegill and green sunfish. Along with many partners, the USDA Forest Service is improving fish habitat by installing avariety of structures in strategic locations.

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Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to motor vehicles. Carry an adequate supply of drinking water. One gallon/person/day is recommended during hot periods. Exercise good judgment when using the trail during the summer heat. If you PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT!! Portions of the trail are steep for short sections and should be traveled with caution. Parking at Jojoba Trailhead is limited to available space in the Jojoba Boating Site’s parking lot. The lot often fills up quickly on warm weekends and holidays.Water levels fluctuate seasonally based on precipitation and irrigation demand. Do not drink untreated water. Giardia, a protozoan, is in many water impoundments and streams.
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Lake and Pond Fishing

Jojoba Boating Site TH Rattlesnake Cove TH
Fish SpeciesCrappie, large and small mouth bass, channel and flathead catfish, carp, bluegill and green sunfish


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  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles

  Elevation : 
South end: (1,840 feet elevation): at JojobaTrailheadNorth end: (1,820 feet elevation): atRattlesnak - 1840 feet