This site is one of the most popular inner tube take-out points. This lush area is outstanding for birding. The Lower Salt River Nature Trail winds through an adjacent riparian area, allowing hikers to enjoy this unique habitat. Goldfield is a popular river-access point (RAP) for tubers floating the Lower Salt River.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Deciember 1, 2018  to June 30, 2019 - Seasonal closure provides protection from human disturbance for bald eagle nesting, incubation, nestlings and fledglings during the critical reproductive period.
Operational Hours: Day use only
Open Season: Year round
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, trailers under 40', no motor boats allowed, pets must be on leash, no glass containers in the lower salt river area, caution: fallen trees and other material in the river can trap swimmers and floaters, beware: alcohol, sun, and water are a deadly combination.
Closest Towns: Mesa, Lower Salt River Recreation
Water: Not Available
Restroom: Accessible restrooms available April 15 – October 14, annually.
Passes: Tonto Daily Pass or Tonto Discovery Pass are required. Tonto Daily Passes may be purchased at the fee machines located at Pebble Beach, Saguaro Del Norte, Palo Verde, Phon D Sutton, or from a retail vendorAmerica the Beautiful Passes are accepted.    
Information Center: Mesa Ranger District (480)-610-3300

General Information


This site is located 19 miles northeast of Mesa. From Mesa, travel 7 miles east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to Power Road /Bush Highway/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow Bush Highway for 11 miles to FR 169, and turn left. Follow FR 169 one mile to the site. The entire route is paved. Click Here For Map.

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