From Apache Junction: Drive north on AZ-88 for 38 miles (the last 20 miles of AZ-88 are unpaved) to Forest Road FR 183/ Burnt Corral Recreation Site. Turn left and continue to site. From the Globe area: Take AZ-188 west for 30 miles to its junction with AZ-88. Turn left onto AZ-88, and continue past historic Roosevelt Dam (unpaved) for 5 miles to Forest Road FR 183/ Burnt Corral Recreation Site. Turn right and continue to site.
TONTO BASIN RANGER DISTRICT (602) 225-5395
BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING, WATER ACCESS
Burnt Corral Campground and Recreation Area (elevation 1914′) is about 5.8 miles south of Roosevelt Dam along the Apache Trail (AZ Hwy 88) along the shoreline of Apache Lake. It is nestled amongst the saguaros, mesquites, and palo verdes, and offers opportunities to boat, swim, fish, relax, hike, and sightsee.
Burnt Corral Campground offers something for almost everyone. Motorboating, fishing, water-skiing, and paddlesports are very popular because of the developed and undeveloped lake access from within the campground. Others may enjoy hiking nearby trails, being challenged by local jeep trails, or practicing their landscape photography, or simply relaxing with a good book.
Burnt Corral Campground includes 76 camp units, vault toilets, potable water hydrants, 6 day-use picnic units, paved boat launch, boat boarding dock; Each campsite includes a parking spur, fire ring with grill, a shade ramada, and a picnic table. This campground provides access to visitors who are mobility impaired.
Burnt Corral Campground is situated in what may be the most stunning Sonoran Desert landscape in Arizona. The contrast of sunshine, clear blue water, and saguaro’s surrounded by the Four Peaks and Superstition Wilderness’ is a magnificant sight to see. While shade is scarce in the desert, campsites are situated amongst mature mesquite and palo verde trees, and desert chaparral. Apache Lake is 17 miles long making it the longest in the chain of reservoirs on the lower Salt River below Roosevelt Dam.
Roosevelt Dam, Apache Lake Marina, Tortilla Flats, Tonto National Monument (Cliff Dwellings), Roosevelt Lake, Apache Trail Scenic Byway (AZ Hwy 88), Spines to Pines Scenic Byway (AZ Hwy 288). The City of Globe and Town of Payson are only an hour away.