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    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Alder Saddle Trail 81    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Alderwood Campground Open to Visitor
Babe Haught Trail 143    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Bachelor Cove Shoreline Area Open to Visitor
Ballantine Trail 283 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Bear Flat Trail 178   
Brown's Trail 133 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Cane Spring Trail 77 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Chillicut Trail 132 Closed to Visitor

This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger.  Closure Order

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   
Dan's Trail 550 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Denton Trail 69 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Derrick Spur Trail 32    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Derrick Trail 33    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Drew Trail 291    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
East Verde Picnic Open to Visitor
First, Second, Third Crossings and Water Wheel Open to Visitor
Fossil Springs Trail 18    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Four Peaks Trail 130 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Haigler Canyon Campground and Day Use Open to Visitor
Hell's Gate Trail 37    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Highline Trail 31    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Horton Open to Visitor
Horton Creek Open to Visitor
Horton Spring Trail 292 Open to Visitor
Lower Soldier Camp Trail 84 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Lower Tonto Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Myrtle Trail 30    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Oak Flat Trail 123 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Oak Trail 16    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Park Trail 66 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Pigeon Trail 134 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Pine Canyon Trail 26    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Pine Creek Loop Trail 280 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Ponderosa Campground and Group Sites Open to Visitor
Pump Station Trail 296    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Red Rock Trail 294    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Rose Creek Campground Open to Visitor
See Canyon Trail 184 & See Spring Trail 185   
Sharp Creek Campground and Group Sites Open to Visitor
Sinkhole Trail 179    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Sycamore Trail 68 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Turkey Trail 217    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Upper Canyon Creek Dispersed Camping Area Open to Visitor
Upper Tonto Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Valentine Trail 551    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Vineyard Trail 131 Closed to Visitor This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
West Webber Trail 228    This trail is currently closed due to extreme fire danger. Closure Order
Areas & Activities