Tonto National Forest Tonto Basin, Arizona 85553Official Website
Located on central Arizona’s largest lake. Campfire or special interpretive programs about native wildlife, vegetation, and cultural history are available upon request. For further information, contact the district ranger. There are 9 separate loops w/ toilets, shower bldg, playground, event area, sports field, lake access trails, and paved boat launch. Individual camp units have fire rings w/ grills and picnic tables. Loops accommodate up to 100 people for RV or tent camping and picnicking.
This site is approximately 8.5 miles south of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa: Take AZ-87 (Beeline Highway) north for about 60 miles to its junction with AZ-188. Turn right and follow AZ-188 for 33 miles to its junction with AZ-88. Continue on AZ-188 south for another 7.5 miles to FR-84 (Grapevine Group Site). Turn left onto FR-84 for 2 miles to the site.
From the Globe area: Take AZ-188 west for 23 miles to its junction with FR-84 (Grapevine Group Site). Turn right onto FR-84 for 2 miles to the site.
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Migratory waterfowl (including Canada geese) and raptors (including bald eagles and osprey) use the lake during the fall and winter. Small isolated islands and coves offer outstanding opportunities for camping and relaxing in the unique Sonoran Desert.
From Mesa: Take AZ-87 (Beeline Highway) north for about 60 miles to the junction of AZ-188. Turn right and follow AZ-188 for 26 miles to the lake. The entire route is paved.
From Globe area: Take AZ-188 northwest 27 miles to the lake. The entire route is paved.