Blue Point Day Use Area

Area Status: Open

Blue Point Day Use Area

This riparian area is outstanding for watching spring and fall migratory fowl. The area is ideal for a day of floating leisurely down the Salt River. The area has a large beach and a mesquite grove that provides welcome shade. Blue Point is a popular river-access point (RAP) for tubers floating the Lower Salt River.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day Use Only
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, no trailers, no motor boats allowed, this area is heavily used in the summer months, pets must be on a leash, jumping off bridges in the area is prohibited, glass containers are not allowed in the Lower Salt River area, no drinking water available, to avoid injury wear shoes when wading in the river, 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
Water: Not Available
Restroom: Vault toilets equppied with grab bars.
Passes:  The links below provide additional information on pricing and purchasing information.
Information Center: Mesa Ranger District (480) 610-3300

General Information


This site is located 20 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 15 miles to the site. The entire route is paved. View and download a map.

Recreation Map

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 7 Shade Ramadas with picnic tables underneath them. Grills, tables, trash, and pathways are all accessible.

No. of Sites 7
No. of Accessible Sites 7

Boating - Non-Motorized

There are no designated docks, ramps, or launch sites. Beach landing.

Type of Craft Raft


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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1,400 feet