Recreation

Tonto National Forest Installs Automated Fee Machines

The Tonto National Forest has installed new Automated Fee Machines for your convenience at designated recreation sites. Starting Monday, August 14th 2017, the following campgrounds require camping passes to be bought at these fee machines. America the Beautiful Interagency Senior or Access Pass holders receive 50% discount (persons over 62 or have a permanent disability). The Tonto Daily Pass, Discovery Passes, and Interagency Passes are no longer accepted as a “camping” pass for these sites. Campsite fees must be purchased/paid at the designated fee machines.

Automated Fee Machine information

 

Automated Fee Machine Campsite, Location and Fee information

Permitted Outfitting and Guiding Companies

There are more than 80 companies permitted to provide high quality recreation opportunities on the Tonto National Forest. Most of these companies offer guided tours that provide the safety, knowledge, and experience of qualified guides with quality equipment, while others provide in-demand equipment and basic instruction for visitors to explore the Forest on their own. Activities include hiking, camping, canyoneering, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, motorized watercraft tours, jeep tours, UTV and ATV tours, road biking, and mountain biking.  Each company follows strict operating procedures, safety practices, and Forest Service regulations to protect the environment while working hard to ensure you have the most exciting recreational experience possible on the Tonto National Forest.

Below are the permitted outfitting and guiding companies on the Tonto National Forest. Call today to schedule your next adventure!

You can also check out our many Resorts and Marinas to find additional services such as fresh food, boat repair and storage, and shuttle services.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Airplane Flat Dispersed Camping Area Open to Visitor
Alder Creek Trail 82   
Alder Saddle Trail 81   
Alderwood Campground Open to Visitor
Babe Haught Trail 143 Open to Visitor
Bachelor Cove Shoreline Area Closed to Visitor Roosevelt Lake is on the rise – this site is temporarily under water.
Ballantine Trail 283 Open to Visitor
Bartlett Flat Shoreline Area Open to Visitor Inaccessible due to high water levels.
Bear Flat Trail 178 Open to Visitor
Bermuda Flat Shoreline Area Closed to Visitor Tonto National Forest will temporarily close vehicle access to the Bermuda Flat Shoreline Area on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.  The temporary closure is necessary for public safety and resource protection due to the high concentration of campers in a small area with a high potential for fire starts in the tall grass as it dries out, with limited and restricted vehicle access making rapid evacuation in the event of a fire very difficult.
Brown's Trail 133 Open to Visitor
Cane Spring Trail 77 Open to Visitor
Chillicut Trail 132   
Christopher Creek Campground and Group Site Open to Visitor
Colcord Ridge Dispersed Camping Area Open to Visitor
Colonel Devin Trail 290 and Railroad Tunnel Trail Open to Visitor
Dan's Trail 550   
Denton Trail 69   
Derrick Spur Trail 32 Open to Visitor
Derrick Trail 33 Open to Visitor
Drew Trail 291 Open to Visitor
East Verde Picnic Open to Visitor
First, Second, Third Crossings and Water Wheel Open to Visitor
Fossil Springs Trail 18 Open to Visitor
Four Peaks Trail 130 Open to Visitor
Haigler Canyon Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor
Hell's Gate Trail 37 Open to Visitor
Highline Trail 31 Open to Visitor No Camping March 1- August 31, 2019 - Temporary Closure Order and map
Horton Open to Visitor
Horton Spring Trail 292 Open to Visitor No Camping March 1- August 31, 2019 - Temporary Closure Order and map
Lower Soldier Camp Trail 84 Open to Visitor
Lower Tonto Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Myrtle Trail 30 Open to Visitor
Oak Flat Trail 123   
Oak Trail 16 Open to Visitor
Park Trail 66   
Pigeon Trail 134   
Pine Canyon Trail 26 Open to Visitor
Pine Creek Loop Trail 280   
Ponderosa Campground and Group Sites Open to Visitor Please be advised bear activity has increased due to drought conditions. For more information please visit BeBearAware.org
Pump Station Trail 296 Open to Visitor
Red Rock Trail 294   
Riverside Campground Open to Visitor
Rose Creek Campground Open to Visitor
See Canyon Trail 184 & See Spring Trail 185   
Sharp Creek Campground and Group Sites Open to Visitor Please be advised bear activity has increased due to drought conditions. For more information please visit BeBearAware.org
Sinkhole Trail 179   
Sycamore Trail 68   
Turkey Trail 217   
Upper Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping Area Open to Visitor
Upper Tonto Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Valentine Trail 551   
Vineyard Trail 131   
West Webber Trail 228   
Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/tonto/recreation