Bagely Flat Bagley Flat is notable for its boat access only camping on Saguaro Lake. Camping is allowed at the 10 designated sites with grills and tables provided. This location is fun during the summer months because of the nice grove of mesquite trees that provide and abundance of shade. Bagley Flat also has a courtesy dock for easy fishing.
This site was nice and provided a lot of amenities, however desert camping proved not to be my style. Tons or cholla cactus create threat to pets or even people when trying to maneuver in the dark. Easy place for beginners to get acquainted with camping and lots of activities available.
This camping area is on Saguaro Lake and only offers boat-in camping. You'll need a Tonto National forest permit with watercraft sticker. It's beautiful here. The lake itself can be crowded but I think it's worth a chance, especially considering most are coming for day use. Nearby you can do Salt Water River Tubing or visit the (now second) tallest fountain in the world at Fountain Hills. Once you get off the highway, the drive down is beautiful. The water always looks so blue and seeing wild horses is almost a guarantee!