Tonto National Forest Tonto Basin, Arizona 85553Official Website
Located along the shoreline of central Arizona’s largest lake. This site provides spectacular views of the Sierra Ancha Mountains and the Four Peaks Wilderness. The gently sloping shoreline makes this a wonderful water recreation area. There are miles of expansive grassy areas near the shoreline lined with shade-providing mesquite trees.
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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.