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  1. John Stewart
  2. Forest Service
  3. Tuesday, 03 October 2017

Phoenix, AZ, October 2, 2017—For Immediate Release.  Fee machines have been installed and are available to pay fees for overnight camping on the Mesa, Cave Creek, Globe and Tonto Basin ranger districts.  Timber Camp Campground, on the Globe Ranger District, and Burnt Corral, Cholla, Frazier Horse, Schoolhouse and Windy Hill campgrounds are currently open on the Tonto Basin Ranger District.  The Tortilla Campground on the Mesa Ranger District opened for the winter on Sunday, October 1, 2017.

Fee machines are available at the Tortilla, Burnt Corral, Cholla, Schoolhouse and Windy Hill campgrounds to pay for overnight camping.  The fee machine for Frazier Horse Camp is located just down the road at the Windy Hill Campground.  The Mesquite, Horseshoe, Riverside and CCC campgrounds on the Cave Creek Ranger District are also open, however fee machines are located at the entrance to the Ranger District Office and at the Bartlett Lake overlook.  Make sure to pay for your camping site before you drive all the way out to the campgrounds.

The following information may be helpful for planning winter activities on the Mesa Ranger District:

  • Overnight use is allowed at Coons Bluff on Friday and Saturday nights October 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Overnight use will also be allowed on the Sunday night before the following holidays:  Columbus Day (Oct 9), Christmas Day (Dec 25), New Year’s Day (Jan 1), Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday observed (Jan 15), and Presidents Day observed (Feb 19).  Overnight use will also be allowed at Coons Bluff on Thanksgiving Day through Saturday night, November 25.
  • Non-forest camping areas include:  Canyon Lake Marina and Campground, Lost Dutchman State Park, McDowell Mountain and Usery Mountain Regional Parks.
  • Fishing locations on the Lower Salt River include Water Users, Blue Point, Pebble Beach, Goldfield, Coons Bluff, Phon D. Sutton, and Granite Reef.
  • Kayaking opportunities on the Lower Salt River include:  Water Users, Blue Point, Pebble Beach, Goldfield, and Coons Bluff (water levels permitting); and Phon D Sutton and Granite Reef (year-round).
  • Equestrian Access on the Lower Salt include the Bulldog entrance on Bush Highway, Bulldog entrance on Usery Pass Road, Water Users, Coons Bluff, and Phon D. Sutton.

For further information and alternative recreation sites, please visit the forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/tonto, or contact the Cave Creek Ranger District at 480-595-3300, the Mesa Ranger District at 480-610-3300, the Globe Ranger District at 928-402-6292, or the Tonto Basin Ranger District at 602-225-5395.

John Stewart Managing Editor - 4x4Voice - 4x4Wire - MUIRNet.net Natural Resources Consultant - California Four Wheel Drive Association - http://www.cal4wheel.com Board of Directors - BlueRibbon Coalition http://www.sharetrails.org

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