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CAMPGROUND NAME: Burnt Corral

VISIT DATE: 01/29/1998

UPDATE DATE: 3/19/2013

STATE: Arizona

REGION: Southwestern

RANGER DISTRICT: Tonto Basin

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
In Globe, AZ, take State Rt. 188 (formerly 88) north 30 miles 
to junction of State Rts. 88 and 188 and the Roosevelt Dam.  
Bear left and continue on State Rt. 88 and go 6 miles to 
campground sign.  Turn right at sign and go 0.3 miles to 
campground.

NOTE: From junction of State Rts. 88 and 188, State Rt. 88
becomes a dirt, winding and narrow two-lane road.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 1,900 ft.

Campground is off the Apache Trail Scenic Byway in the Apache
Lake Gorge, next to Apache Lake.  Many sites are also next to
or overlook the lake.  Large old Mesquite trees make many of the
sites private and provide some canopy.  Besides water sports,
there are some interesting things to do from this campground. 
They are:

1. Tonto National Monument - here one can view the 700 year old
pueblo-style cave dwellings of the prehistoric Salado people.

2. Apache Trail - the trail (which can be driven in a family
sedan) had its beginnings centuries ago as an aboriginal highway
through the Superstition Mountains.  The drive along this road
(State Rt. 88) has some spectacular views and is about 78 miles. 
It is an excellent one-day trip, some of which should NOT be
driven with an RV.  In our view, the best part of the drive is
between Tortilla Flat and the Roosevelt Dam - about 27 miles. 
Consider stopping at the restaurant in 
 Flat.  Among
other interesting items, almost every wall is lined with one
dollar bills.

3. Roosevelt Dam - Dedicated in 1911, the 357-ft. high Dam helps
form the Roosevelt and Apache Lakes.

4. Besh-Ba-Gowa Archaeological Park in Globe, AZ is a site where
the Hohokam first established a pit-house settlement around A.D.
900 and abandoned it about 1100 A.D.  Later, around 1225, Salado
Indians began constructing the pueblo that can be seen today.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: No
Open All Year: Yes

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: *Tonto Pass

Comments:
*At $6 per day, per vehicle, plus $4 per watercraft, 
purchase a Tonto Pass BEFORE arriving 
at this campground.  Go to Tonto National Forest website for 
purchasing information.  Or, visit/call the ranger district office.
Discounted fees available only from ranger District Offices.
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 77
   
   Total Sites: 77

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 77
No. Grilles on Sites: 77
Equestrian Camping:  No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 12
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 55'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  Two RV waste stations, with no potable 
water and no fee, are located about 5 miles north of Roosevelt Dam 
(across from and in Cholla campground) on State Rt. 188.  Check fee 
board for waste station hours of operation.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: Yes
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11
  No. Threaded: 0

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting: No
Kayaking: No

Comments:
Apache Lake is 2,656 acres.  Sailing is possible on some portions
of the lake, but most are probably too narrow.

HIKING - No

FISHING   
Crappie, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and Walleye.

CAMPGROUND NAME: CCC VISIT DATE: 01/22/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Cave Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Carefree RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Carefree, AZ, take Cave Creek Rd. north 15.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: After 5.9 miles, Cave Creek Rd. becomes dirt, narrow, rocky and irregular. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,500 ft. Campground is pack it in, pack it out and is next to the flowing Seven Springs Wash among large Sycamore trees. It is the original site of a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp. The campground is excellent for bird watching. The interior road is dirt, rocky and irregular. There is little understory or ground vegetation. An excellent day trip from the campground is a visit to the Sears-Kay Ruin, located 9.6 miles south on Forest Rt. 19. The site, comprised of about 40 fortified rooms in 5 compounds, was first occupied by the Hohokam tribe around 1050 A.D. It was first discovered by soldiers on patrol from Camp McDowell. The site is located on top of a hill about a mile from the trail head. There are picnic tables, ramadas and grilles at the trail head. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per vehicle per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 4 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 6 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 9 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 34' Comments: Parking aprons are irregular and dirt. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 1 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Potable water is available through a solar-powered water pump during daylight hours only. WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in Seven Springs Wash. HIKING The Cave Creek Trail System is located 0.1 miles north of campground. The trails are: Cave Creek Trail - 9.9 miles Skunk Tank Trail - 4.8 miles Cottonwood Trail - 10.8 miles Skull Mesa Trail - 3.5 miles Quien Sabe Trail - 2.5 miles Trails are open to foot, horse and mountain bike. The trails are considered "technically challenging" for mountain bikers. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cholla VISIT DATE: 01/28/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/19/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Tonto Basin NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, take State Rt. 188 (formerly 88) north 35.3 miles to to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,200 ft. Campground is largest all-solar powered campground in the United States and is comprised of six loops. Although campground has little overhead vegetation, the picnic tables are shaded by ramadas (roof) and most sites are nicely disbursed and spacious for privacy. Some sites overlook Roosevelt Lake and all tent sites are walk-ins. There are a variety of birds for viewing. Besides the water sports, there are some interesting things to do from this campground. They are: 1. Tonto National Monument - here one can view the 700 year old pueblo-style cave dwellings of the prehistoric Salado people. 2. Apache Trail - the trail (which can be driven in a family sedan) had its beginnings centuries ago as an aboriginal highway through the Superstition Mountains. The drive along this road (State Rt. 88) has some spectacular views and is about 78 miles. It is an excellent one-day trip, some of which should NOT be driven with an RV. In our view, the best part of the drive is between Tortilla Flat and the Roosevelt Dam - about 25 miles. Consider stopping at the restaurant in Tortilla Flat. Among other interesting items, almost every wall is lined with one dollar bills. 3. Roosevelt Dam - Dedicated in 1911, the 357-ft. high Dam helps form the Roosevelt and Apache Lakes. 4. Besh-Ba-Gowa Archaeological Park in Globe, AZ is a site where the Hohokam first established a pit-house settlement around A.D. 900 and abandoned it about 1100 A.D. Later, around 1225, Salado Indians began constructing the pueblo that can be seen today. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Longer stays (more than 14 days) are permitted from mid-October through mid-March. Call 928-467-3200 to make arrangements. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: *Tonto Pass Comments: *At $6 per day, per vehicle, plus $4 per watercraft, purchase a Tonto Pass BEFORE arriving at this campground. Go to Tonto National Forest website for purchasing information. Or, visit/call the ranger district office. Discounted fees available only from ranger District Offices. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 18 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 182 Total Sites: 200 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 200 No. Grilles on Sites: 200 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 47 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 58' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Two RV waste stations, with no potable water and no fee, are located at the entrance to this campground and in the campground. Check fee board for waste station hours of operation. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 26 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: Roosevelt Lake is 19,200 acres. HIKING There are informal trails scattered throughout the campground. FISHING Crappie, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and Walleye

CAMPGROUND NAME: Christopher Creek VISIT DATE: 05/28/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Payson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Payson RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Payson, AZ, take State Rt. 260 east 17.6 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. Campground is located next to State Rt. 260 in a Lower Rim Transition forest of Ponderosa pine mixed with Junipers, Oaks and Manzanita. It is composed of two loops - A and B. Christopher Creek meanders through the campground, separating the two loops. A program called Discovery Walk is available during the summer. Firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 30. NOTE: 8/10/2012 - For public safety reasons, ONLY hard-sided campers are permitted; NO tent camping. Contact ranger district office for information. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 14 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 28 Total Sites: 42 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 42 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 11 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 46' Comments: Loop A has paved aprons; Loop B gravel. There is a waste station at the Ponderosa campground (Forest Service), located 6.9 miles west on State Rt. 260. There is potable water and the fee is $5. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 5 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Wading in Christopher Creek HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow Trout (stocked)

CAMPGROUND NAME: Houston Mesa VISIT DATE: 05/29/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Payson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Payson RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Payson, AZ, take US Rt. 87 north 0.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 0.2 miles to another campground sign. Turn left into family camping section or right into the Horse Camp section. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,900 ft. The campground consists of two sections - family and Horse Camp. There are three loops in the family section - Elk, Mountain Lion and Black Bear. The Black Bear Loop is for tents only. In the Horse Camp section there are two loops - Mule Deer and Fox. The Fox Loop is for group use only and is not reported in this Guide. Only campers with horses are permitted in the Horse Camp section. There are 81 sites available in the family section and 24 in the Horse Camp section. Firewood is available for a fee. The campground is composed of Ponderosa pine, Junipers, Oak, Manzanita, Arroyo Lupine and other miscellaneous shrubs. The Oaks and Junipers are plentiful enough to provide seclusion between many sites. Each site in the Horse Camp section has a corral. The campground is convenient to many activities in Payson, such as a museum, Logger's Jamboree and some rodeos held during the summer. Convenient for day trips are Shoofly Village Ruins and the Tonto Natural Bridge. Shoofly Village (managed by the U.S. Forest Service) was occupied between A.D. 1000 and 1250 and consists of 79 surface rooms. It is thought the occupants were an "autonomous variant of the Hohokam." The Tonto Natural Bridge (managed by the Arizona State Parks) is thought to be the largest natural travertine in the world. It is 183 feet high and over 400 feet long. Campers are advised that trails are difficult, rough and strenuous. Hiking shoes are recommended and pets are not permitted on the trails. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open February 1 through November 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $20 per day - family section $14 per day - Horse Camp section Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10 to 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 28 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 77 Total Sites: 105 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 105 No. Grilles on Sites: 105 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 23 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 17.5' X 51' Comments: The parking aprons are paved in the family section; dirt in the Horse Camp section. The campground can accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 15 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The hot showers are located in the family section near the campground entrance. The showers are wheelchair friendly. There are horse watering troughs in the Horse Camp section. Hot showers are available for a fee. The first five gallons of water are included in the camping fee. After that, a fee is charged for each additional gallon of water. There is also a fee for trash pick-up. WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Interpretive Trail (foot only) - 0.25 miles Houston Mesa Horse Camp Trail (horse & foot) - a network of trails totaling 12 miles. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Indian Point VISIT DATE: 01/28/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/8/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Tonto Basin NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, take State Rt. 188 (formerly 88) north 41.4 miles to A+ Crossing sign (mile marker 255). Turn right onto A+Crossing (Forest Rt. 60) and go 2.4 miles to Indian Point Reservation sign. Continue straight and go 1.3 miles to campground. NOTE: A+Crossing is dirt for 1.4 miles, then turns into pavement. Fording Tonto Creek (on A+Crossing) is also required and may be impossible to cross during high water season. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. This is new campground located at the north end of Roosevelt Lake. It is projected to open about May 1, 1998. It's opening (actually anytime) is based on whether there is enough water to launch boats. Because Tonto Creek may be too high to ford or there may not be enough water in the lake to launch boats, it is a good idea to call the District Ranger's Office to ensure the campground is open. Although the campground has no trees for canopy and privacy, it well designed with scenic views of the surrounding mountains and Roosevelt Lake. Besides the water sports, there are some interesting things to do from this campground. They are: 1. Tonto National Monument - here one can view the 700 year old pueblo-style cave dwellings of the prehistoric Salado people. 2. Apache Trail - the trail (which can be driven in a family sedan) had its beginnings centuries ago as an aboriginal highway through the Superstition Mountains. The drive along this road (State Rt. 88) has some spectacular views and is about 78 miles. It is an excellent one-day trip, some of which should NOT be driven with an RV. In our view, the best part of the drive is between Tortilla Flat and the Roosevelt Dam - about 25 miles. Consider stopping at the restaurant in Tortilla Flat. Among other interesting items, almost every wall is lined with one dollar bills. 3. Roosevelt Dam - Dedicated in 1911, the 357-ft. high Dam helps form the Roosevelt and Apache Lakes. 4. Besh-Ba-Gowa Archaeological Park in Globe, AZ is a site where the Hohokam first established a pit-house settlement around A.D. 900 and abandoned it about 1100 A.D. Later, around 1225, Salado Indians began constructing the pueblo that can be seen today. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Always check with the ranger district office to ensure the campground is open. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: *Tonto Pass Comments: *At $6 per day, per vehicle, plus $4 per watercraft, purchase a Tonto Pass BEFORE arriving at this campground. Go to Tonto National Forest website for purchasing information. Or, visit/call the ranger district office. Discounted fees available only from Ranger District Offices. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 51 Total Sites: 51 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 51 No. Grilles on Sites: 51 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 18 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 62' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. Two RV waste stations, with no potable water and no fee, are located about 5 miles north of Roosevelt Dam (across from and in Cholla campground) on State Rt. 188. Check fee board for waste station hours of operation. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 4 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: Roosevelt Lake is 19,200 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Crappie, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and Walleye. There are fish-cleaning stations at the boat ramps.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Jones Water VISIT DATE: 01/21/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Globe NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, take US Rt. 60 east for 16.4 miles to campground sign. Bear right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,500 ft. Campground is pack it in, pack it out and primitive. Interior road is narrow, dirt and rough. Some sites are accessible only with high clearance vehicle or by foot. Campground is comprised of low-growing Live Oaks and Junipers. Sites are located in a Riparian area, surrounded by a Chaparral area, along a seasonal stream. Bird watching is a popular activity. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 12 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 0 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Oak Flat VISIT DATE: 01/14/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Globe NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Superior RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Superior, AZ, take US Rt. 60 east 4 miles to campground sign (Magma Mine Rd.). Turn right onto Magma Mine Rd. and go 0.4 miles to another campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 4,200 ft. The campground is located near Devils Canyon and along the Gila-Pinal Scenic Route (US Rt. 60) and is pack it in, pack it out. Campground is rustic with sites scattered among Cedar and Live Oak. Most sites have communal-like parking which allows for parking tow vehicle next to a travel trailer. An interesting thing to do from this campground is to visit the Besh-Ba-Gowa Archaeological Park in Globe, AZ (about 15 miles east on US Rt. 60). It is a site where the Hohokam first established a pit-house settlement around A.D. 900 and abandoned it about 1100 A.D. Later, around 1225, Salado Indians began constructing the pueblo that can be seen today. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15.5' X 51' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt and irregular. Low branches in upper part of campground may obstruct some high profile RVs. There is waste station at Texaco station in Globe, AZ. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Although not named, there is a hiking/mountain biking and OHV trail leading from the campground. Parts of it will be a challenge for the OHV. It's length is unknown. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pinal VISIT DATE: 03/25/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Globe NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, off US Rt. 60, turn at sign to the Globe Ranger Station. Continue following signs to the Globe Ranger Station for 1.6 miles to Icehouse Canyon Rd. (and Pinal Recreation Area sign). Bear right onto Icehouse Canyon Rd. and go 1.8 miles to stop sign (Forest Rt. 112 and 55 and Kellner Canyon Rd.). Turn right onto Kellner Canyon Rd. (Forest Rt. 55) and go 2.9 miles to the Pinal Mountain sign (Forest Rt. 651 and 55). Turn left onto Forest Rt. 651 and go 10.3 miles to Pinal Mountain Recreation Area. Although not signed, the Pinal campground sites begin right after the sign and are located on both sides of Rt. 651. NOTE: The access route turns into dirt 2 miles from the turnoff onto Kellner Canyon Rd. and stays that way to the campground. Forest Rt. 651 is single lane with turnouts. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,500 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out. It is nestled in heavily wooded, mature Ponderosa and White Fir pine. There are some spectacular views of a valley and mountains from some of the sites. The campground is an excellent location for hikers with some ten different trail heads within a one-mile radius. The Upper Pinal campground, with six sites, is located a short distance east of Pinal on Forest Rt. 651. In the 1880s, the campground was an Army Signal Corps location. Messages were transmitted from one site to another by using mirrors. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 14 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 0 FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING There are ten trail heads within a 1-mile radius of campground. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Pioneer Pass VISIT DATE: 03/25/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Globe NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, off US Rt. 60, turn at sign to the Globe Ranger Station. Continue following signs to the Globe Ranger Station for 1.6 miles to Icehouse Canyon Rd. (and Pinal Recreation Area sign). Bear right onto Icehouse Canyon Rd. and go 1.8 miles to stop sign (Forest Rt. 112 and 55 and Kellner Canyon Rd.). Continue straight onto Forest Rt. 112 and go 7 miles to campground. NOTE: Two miles past the stop sign, Forest Rt. 112 becomes a winding, single lane (with turnouts) dirt road. At the time of our visit, Rt. 112 showed signs of severe winter errosion and deep rutting. The road is rough and not RV friendly. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,000 ft. The campground is pack it in, pack it out and situated along a creek in the Pinal Mountains, nestled beneath mature pines. It is rustic and appears to have undergone recent renovation. There is a designated horse use area with hitching rails, campsites and parking large enough for horse trailers. Campground is convenient to ORV and hiking trails. Some tent sites are walk-in. At time of our visit, campground interior road was badly erroded and rutted. Many sites are not clearly designated. The campground is not RV friendly. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Water is provided only from Memorial Day through October 15. Although the campground is open all year, it will likely be inaccessible during the winter because of snow. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 15 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 5 Total Sites: 20 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Forest Service does not recommend trailers over 16 ft. There is a waste station at Texaco gas station on US Rt. 60 in Globe. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING East Mountain Trail is located 0.8 miles south of campground. It is popular for desert vistas. The trail is a five-mile loop and accommodates foot, horse and mountain bikes. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Ponderosa VISIT DATE: 05/28/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Payson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Payson RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: From Payson, AZ, take State Rt. 260 east 10.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,600 ft. The campground is located next to State Rt. 260 in a Lower Rim Transition forest of Ponderosa mixed with Juniper, Oak and Manzanita. It is composed of six loops - A through F and is conveniently located to Payson, AZ, Mogollon Rim and other area sites. Discovery Walks are offered on the weekends and firewood is available for a fee. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open April 1 through October 31. NOTE: 8/10/2012 - Closed remainder of 2012 season because of "public safety concerns." Contact ranger district office for information. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 11 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 49 Total Sites: 60 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 60 No. Grilles on Sites: 60 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 9 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 53.5' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is a fee for dumping waste. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 11 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Abert Nature Trail (foot) - 0.25 miles FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Riverside VISIT DATE: 01/22/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Cave Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Carefree RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Carefree, AZ, take N. Cave Creek Rd. north 3.1 miles to Bartlett Lake sign (East Bartlett Dam Rd.). Turn right onto East Bartlett Dam Rd. and go 13.5 miles, following signs to Bartlett Reservoir, to stop sign. (After 6.3 miles, East Bartlett Dam Rd. becomes Forest Rt. 19). Turn right at stop sign and continue on Forest Rt. 19 and go 2.4 miles to campground. NOTE: Forest Rt. 19 becomes dirt with rocky and steep sections. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,600 ft. The campground overlooks the Lower Verde River and was undergoing an upgrade at the time of the survey. Mesquite trees provide shade for trees and perches for many types of birds. Although power boats are not permitted on the Lower Verde River, it is known as a family float river; contact the Cave Creek Ranger District office for outfitters. On the way into the campground, there is the 2,815-acre Bartlett Lake which is 2.4 miles from the campground. The Bartlett Lake Marina is available for boat rentals (502-981-8911). next to the Marina is a Forest Service boat ramp. An excellent day trip from the campground is a visit to the Sears-Kay Ruin, located on Forest Rt. 19. The site, comprised of about 40 fortified rooms in 5 compounds, was first occupied by the Hohokam tribe around 1050 A.D. It was discovered by soldiers on patrol from Camp McDowell. The site is located on top of a hill about a mile from the trail head. There are picnic tables, ramadas and grilles at the trail head. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per day or annual Forest Service pass. Call the Cave Creek Ranger District Office for information on annual passes. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 4 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 31' Comments: The parking aprons are sand/dirt and are irregular. Low branches from the Mesquite trees may obstruct high RVs. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: No Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: No Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: Lower Verde is a canoeable river. See the general comments for information on Bartlett Lake where most water sports can be enjoyed. HIKING - No FISHING Catfish, Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie and Carp.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Schoolhouse VISIT DATE: 01/29/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Tonto Basin NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, take State Rt. 188 (formerly 88) north 21.3 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign and go 2.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,000 ft. NOTE: The authors re-visited this campground 2/8/2013. All loops closed (for some time) except Mesquite that is located at the head of a boat ramp. The future of campground is being debated by Forest Service. The Mesquite loop is a pleasant place to camp especially for boaters and anglers. Check with ranger district office for status. The campground is composed of multiple loops and is next to Roosevelt Lake with some sites overlooking the lake. In addition to a variety of cactus plants, lower growing Mesquite and Palo Verde trees dominate the campground. This vegetation does not inhibit the scenic vistas from most sites of the mountains surrounding the campground. Although there is no canopy of vegetation for shade, there are covered picnic tables or ramadas at each site. In addition to the water sports, there are a variety of things to do in the area, which are: 1. Tonto National Monument - here one can view the 700 year old pueblo-style cave dwellings of the prehistoric Salado people. 2. Apache Trail - the trail (which can be driven in a family sedan) had its beginnings centuries ago as an aboriginal highway through the Superstition Mountains. The drive along this road (State Rt. 88) has some spectacular views and is about 78 miles. It is an excellent one-day trip, some of which should NOT be driven with an RV. In our view, the best part of the drive is between Tortilla Flat and the Roosevelt Dam - about 25 miles. Consider stopping at the restaurant in Tortilla Flat. Among other interesting items, almost every wall is lined with one dollar bills. 3. Roosevelt Dam - Dedicated in 1911, the 357-ft. high Dam helps form the Roosevelt and Apache Lakes. 4. Besh-Ba-Gowa Archaeological Park in Globe, AZ is a site where the Hohokam first established a pit-house settlement around A.D. 900 and abandoned it about 1100 A.D. Later, around 1225, Salado Indians began constructing the pueblo that can be seen today. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Always check with the ranger district office to ensure campground is open. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: *Tonto Pass Comments: *At $6 per day, per vehicle, plus $4 per watercraft, purchase a Tonto Pass BEFORE arriving at this campground. Go to Tonto National Forest website for purchasing information. Or, visit/call the ranger district office. Discounted fees available only from ranger district offices. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 8 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 147 Total Sites: 156 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 156 No. Grilles on Sites: 156 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 35 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 17' X 58' Comments: The parking aprons are basicly half paved and half gravel. Two RV waste stations, with no potable water and no fee, are located about 5 miles north of Roosevelt Dam (across from and in Cholla campground) on State Rt. 188. Check fee board for waste station hours of operation. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 25 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: Roosevelt Lake is 19,200 acres. HIKING - No FISHING Crappie, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and Walleye

CAMPGROUND NAME: Seven Springs VISIT DATE: 01/22/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Cave Creek NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Carefree RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Carefree, AZ, take Cave Creek Rd. north 15.1 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: After 5.9 miles, Cave Creek Rd. becomes dirt, narrow, rocky and irregular. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 3,300 ft. The campground is pack it it, pack it out and was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1934. Stonework found throughout the campground is example of enrollees workmanship. Campground is next to the flowing Seven Springs Wash under large Sycamore and Walnut trees. It is scenic and a good example of a Riparian environment below hills of a Chaparral environment. There is no understory or ground vegetation. An excellent day trip from the campground is a visit to the Sears-Kay Ruin, located about 10 miles south on Forest Rt. 19. The site, comprised of about 40 fortified rooms in 5 compounds, was first occupied by the Hohokam tribe around 1050 A.D. It was first discovered by soldiers on patrol from Camp McDowell. The site is located on top of a hill about a mile from the trail head. There are picnic tables, ramadas and grilles at the trail head. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes NOTE: Campground temporarily closed because of Cave Creek Complex Wildfire. Check with ranger district office for status. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $6 per vehicle per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 21 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 0 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in Seven Springs Wash. HIKING The Cave Creek Trail System is located 0.1 miles north of campground. The trails are: Cave Creek Trail - 9.9 miles Skunk Tank Trail - 4.8 miles Cottonwood Trail - 10.8 miles Skull Mesa Trail - 3.5 miles Quien Sabe Trail - 2.5 miles Trails are open to foot, horse and mountain bike. The trails are considered "technically challenging" for mountain bikers. FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sulphide Del Ray VISIT DATE: 02/19/2008 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Globe NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, off US Rt. 60, turn at sign to the Globe Ranger Station. Continue following signs to the Globe Ranger Station for 1.6 miles to Icehouse Canyon Rd. (and Pinal Recreation Area sign). Bear right onto Icehouse Canyon Rd. and go 1.8 miles to stop sign (Forest Rt. 112 and 55 and Kellner Canyon Rd.). Turn right onto Kellner Canyon Rd. (Forest Rt. 55) and go 2.9 miles to the Pinal Mountain sign (Forest Rt. 651 and 55). Turn left onto Forest Rt. 651 and go 5.5 miles to campground on left. NOTE: The access route turns into dirt 2 miles from the turnoff onto Kellner Canyon Rd. and stays that way to the campground. Forest Rt. 651 is single lane with turnouts. The Forest Service recommends that travel trailers not exceed 16 ft. on Forest Rt. 651. GENERAL COMMENTS: Elevation is 6,000 ft. NOTE: The authors did not research this campground. All information is provided by the Globe Ranger District Office. This pack it in/pack it out campground is located in a stand of mature Ponderosa pines between Madera Peak and Signal Peak which offer some good hiking opportunities. The campground is better- suited for tent campers. Once the location of an old mining community, campers looking for solitude and a pleasant forest experience will enjoy this campground. One possible activity campers with 4X4 vehicles can enjoy from the campground, is exploring the forest along the many miles of rugged dirt roads that criss-cross the area. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: No charge Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 3 Total Sites: 10 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 10 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 10' X 20' Comments: Parking aprons are dirt. The campground is best suited for tents and small RVs. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Timber Camp Recreation Site VISIT DATE: 10/12/2007 UPDATE DATE: 3/28/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwest RANGER DISTRICT: Globe NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, at intersection of U.S. Rt. 60, State Rt. 77 and U.S. Rt. 70, take Rt. 60 (east)/State Rt. 77 (north) for 25.4 miles to campground on left. GENERAL COMMENTS: Elevation is 6,000 ft. Officially, this is a Group campground but the Site 1 area is available to family campers when not reserved/occupied by a group. Site 2 offers "open field" style camping and is not included in this review. The campground's Site 1 area is a single loop through a stand of Ponderosa pine and Alligator juniper. Some oak and tall grasses provide limited privacy. The campground is convenient for overnight camping but also close enough to Salt River to be a good base camp for exploring that area. A network of abandoned (unmaintained) logging roads (estimated to be a total of 67 miles) offer hiking and biking opportunities through the surrounding mountains. The campground is pack it in, pack it out and traffic noise can be distracting. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: *Tonto Pass *At $6 per day, per vehicle, purchase a Tonto Pass BEFORE arriving at this campground. Go to Tonto National Forest website for purchasing information. Or, visit/call the ranger district office. Discounted fees available only from ranger district offices. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 13 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 13 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 20' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons and interior road are dirt. Width of parking aprons are all about the same size. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING - No

CAMPGROUND NAME: Tortilla VISIT DATE: 01/26/1998 UPDATE DATE: 2/13/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Mesa NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Apache Junction RESERVATIONS: 1-877-444-6777 or make on-line reservation DIRECTIONS: In Apache Junction, AZ, at the junction of Idaho Rd. and State Rt. 88, go east on Rt. 88 for 16.8 miles to campground sign (just before "town" of Tortilla Flats). Turn left at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 1,800 ft. Campground is located along a ridge above Tortilla Creek (seasonal) off the Apache Trail Scenic Byway. All sites have water and sewer hookups and a wonderful view of mountain bluffs. Sites are delineated by a high cement curb or median in which vegetation (Palo Verde and Mesquite trees and desert plants) are growing. There are a number of interesting things to do from this campground: 1. Tonto National Monument - here one can view the 700 year old pueblo-style cave dwellings of the prehistoric Salado people. It is located eight to ten miles south of the Roosevelt Dam on State Rt. 88 (toward Globe, AZ). 2. Apache Trail - the trail (which can be driven in a family sedan) had its beginnings centuries ago as an aboriginal highway through the Superstition Mountains. The drive along this road (State Rt. 88) has some spectacular views and is about 78 miles. It is an excellent one-day trip, which should NOT be driven with an RV. In our view, the best part of the drive is between Tortilla Flat and the Roosevelt Dam - about 25 miles. Consider stopping at the restaurant in Tortilla Flat. Among other interesting items, almost every wall is lined with one dollar bills. 3. Roosevelt Dam (about 25 miles) - Dedicated in 1911, the 357-ft. high Dam helps form the Roosevelt and Apache Lakes. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: NOTE: 2/13/2013 - campground closed indefinetly - budget issues. Contact ranger district office for status. Open October 1 through April 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: *Tonto Pass Comments: *At $6 per day, per vehicle, purchase a Tonto Pass BEFORE arriving at this campground. Go to Tonto National Forest website for purchasing information. Or, visit/call the ranger district office. Discounted fees available only from ranger District Offices. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 73 Total Sites: 73 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 0 No. Grilles on Sites: 42 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 73 No. Electric Only: 0 No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 39' X 37' Comments: The parking aprons are sand and gravel. Each site has sewer hookup. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS The 990-acre Canyon Lake is located 2.2 miles west on State Rt. 88 (Apache Trail Scenic Byway). Most all water sports can be accommodated at the lake. HIKING - No FISHING There is fishing (Largemouth Bass, stocked Rainbow Trout and Crappie) at the nearby Canyon Lake.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Windy Hill VISIT DATE: 01/27/1998 UPDATE DATE: 3/18/2013 STATE: Arizona REGION: Southwestern RANGER DISTRICT: Tonto Basin NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Globe RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Globe, AZ, take State Rt. 188 (fomerly 88) north 25 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign (Forest Rt. 82) and go 0.7 miles to campground entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 2,100 ft. Campground is next to Roosevelt Lake with some sites overlooking the lake. There are nine loops - Coyote, Javalina, Chipmunk, Desert Bighorn, Gray Fox, Rock Squirrel, Jack Rabbit, Mule Deer and Coati. Although all the sites are open, each site has a ramada or roof over each picnic table. Playgrounds are located in Coati, Coyote and Gray Fox loops. Mule Deer loop is for tents only. Coati loop has walk-in tent sites, most of which overlook the lake. Blevins Cemetery, in the Chipmunk loop, provides a glimpse into the area's history. There are interpretive programs between October and May. Besides the water sports, there are some interesting things to do from this campground. They are: 1. Tonto National Monument - here one can view the 700 year old pueblo-style cave dwellings of the prehistoric Salado people. 2. Apache Trail - the trail (which can be driven in a family sedan) had its beginnings centuries ago as an aboriginal highway through the Superstition Mountains. The drive along this road (State Rt. 88) has some spectacular views and is about 78 miles. It is an excellent one-day trip, some of which should NOT be driven with an RV. In our view, the best part of the drive is between Tortilla Flat and the Roosevelt Dam - about 25 miles. Consider stopping at the restaurant in Tortilla Flat. Among other interesting items, almost every wall is lined with one dollar bills. 3. Roosevelt Dam - Dedicated in 1911, the 357-ft. high Dam helps form the Roosevelt and Apache Lakes. 4. Besh-Ba-Gowa Archaeological Park in Globe, AZ is a site where the Hohokam first established a pit-house settlement around A.D. 900 and abandoned it about 1100 A.D. Later, around 1225, Salado Indians began constructing the pueblo that can be seen today. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: Longer stays (more than 14 days) are permitted from mid-October through mid-March. Call 928-467-3200 to make arrangements. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: *Tonto Pass Comments: *At $6 per day, per vehicle, purchase a Tonto Pass BEFORE arriving at this campground. Go to Tonto National Forest website for purchasing information. Or, visit/call the ranger district office. Discounted fees available only from ranger District Offices. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 34 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 305 Total Sites: 339 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 339 No. Grilles on Sites: 339 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 147 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 16.5' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons are basicly half paved and half gravel. Two RV waste stations, with no potable water and no fee, are located about 5 miles north of Roosevelt Dam (across from and in Cholla campground) on State Rt. 188. Check fee board for waste station hours of operation. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 45 No. Threaded: 1 Comments: The showers are wheelchair friendly. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting: No Kayaking: No Comments: Roosevelt Lake is 19,200 acres. Three boat ramps within campground provide access to the lake. HIKING There are informal trails scattered throughout the campground. FISHING Crappie, Large and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish and Walleye.




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