Bachelor Cove Shoreline Area

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

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: Not 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. View Map.

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Seasonal Information

Bald Eagle Seasonal Closures - December 1 - June 30

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Nature Viewing

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Viewing Plants

Species Mesquite, cat claw, desert broom, cholla, and saguaro cacti

Viewing Scenery

Special Feature Views of the Sierra Ancha Mountains


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Water Activities

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2,100 feet