Pebble Beach Day Use Area
This site is a most popular inner tube starting and take-out point. With the abundance of tables and shade ramadas, families like to camp out for the day at the water’s edge and cool off from the summer heat. During our busier weekends, Pebble Beach fills quickly, but is always a great place for playing in the water and non-motorized boating. This lush area is outstanding for birding.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Closure order is to protect public health and safety due to unsafe conditions posed by flash flooding and increased water levels. The closure order is in effect from March 28, 2023, at 6:00am through April 19, 2023, at 8:00am, unless rescinded.|
|Operational Hours:||Day Use Only|
|Restrictions:||Stay limit 1 day, no trailers. Glass containers are prohibited at this lake. No pets in the swimming site. Caution: Fall trees and other materials in the river can trap swimmers and floaters. Entry is closed when the site is full. Many of the valley’s radio stations carry advisories concerning lake conditions and closures. Beware: Alcohol, sun, and water are a deadly combination.|
|Closest Towns:||Mesa, Saguaro Lake Marina|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilets. Accessible restrooms available April 15 – October 14, annually.|
|Passes:||The links below provide additional information on pricing and purchasing information.
|Information Center:||Mesa Ranger District (480) 610-3300|
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 13 miles to FR 169, and turn left. Follow FR 169 for 1 mile to the site. The entire route is paved. View and download a map.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
River and Stream Fishing
Salt River Fish Species: Rainbow Trout; Largemouth, Smallmouth and Yellow Bass; Crappie; Sunfish; Channel and Flathead Catfish; Walleye; Tilapia
Picnicking20 ramadas with tables and grills
|No. of Sites||20|
Boating - Non-Motorized
There are no designated docks, ramps, or launch sites. Motorized boats are NOT allowed.
Alerts & Warnings
- Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Fishing Dock Closure 03-12-01-22-26
- 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