Phon D Sutton Day Use Area
This site is a popular inner tube take-out point. 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. The 15 Picnic tables/units are “grouped” under 6 separate shade ramadas.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Day Use Only|
|Open Season:||Year round|
|Restrictions:||Stay limit 1 day, trailers under 44', no motor boat allowed, pets must be on leash, no glass containers in the lower salt river area, caution: fallen trees and other materials in the river can trap swimmers and floaters, beware: alcohol, sun and water are a deadly combination.|
|Closest Towns:||Mesa, Saguaro Lake Marina|
|Restroom:||Vault toilets, suitable for wheelchair users|
|Passes:||The links below provide additional information on pricing and purchasing information.
|Information Center:||Mesa Ranger District (480) 610-3300|
This site is located 16 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 9 miles to FR 169, and turn left. Follow FR 169 for 1 mile to the site. The entire route is paved.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
River and Stream Fishing
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout; Largemouth, Smallmouth and Yellow Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish; Walleye; Tilapia
There are 6 Shade Ramadas with picnic tables underneath them. Grills, tables and ramadas are on compacted ground, but DO NOT have designated, paved routes.
|No. of Sites||15|
Boating - Non-Motorized
There are no designated docks, ramps, or launch sites. Motor boats are not allowed.
Alerts & Warnings
- Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Fishing Dock Closure 03-12-01-22-26
- Offices closed Dec. 6, reopening Dec. 7
- Amended - Apache Lake Closure - Lower Burnt Corral Campground remains closed
- Bald Eagle Seasonal Closures
- Occupancy and Use Restrictions
- Update on State Route 88 (Apache Trail) - August 18, 2021
- Redmond Fire Road Closure