Blue Point

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Blue Point

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
Open Season: Year round
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: 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 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.

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Boating - Non-Motorized

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

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1,400 feet