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Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
No Drinking Water
About Coon Bluff
This lush area is outstanding for bird watching. Adjacent to the lower portion of the Salt River, a stand of mesquite provides welcome shade. Coon Bluff is a popular river-access point (RAP) for tubers floating the Lower Salt River.
Access
Drive In, Walk In, Boat In
Operator
National Forest
Features
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Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
No Water Hookups
No WiFi
Location
Coon Bluff is located in Tonto National Forest in Arizona
Latitude
33.547 N
Longitude
-111.646 W
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Directions
This site is 17 miles northeast of Mesa. From Mesa, travel 7 miles east on Superstition Freeway (US 60), to Power Road/Bush Highway/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow Bush Highway for 12 miles and turn north (left) on FR 204E and follow it one mile to the site. The entire route is paved. Click Here For Map.
8 Reviews of Coon Bluff
Camping alongside the riverbank

This ‘campground’ is only open from October through March for overnight stays (Friday and Saturday nights only). Also why I only gave it 3 stars. Lots of sites to choose from, first come first serve. Public restroom/out houses (large tanks underground) dumpster in the parking lot for easy disposal on your way out. The best thing about this place is that I’ve seen the Salt River horses almost every visit. They come walking right up to the campsite, such beautiful animals.

Weekend Camp Spot

Overnight camping permitted on weekends only. lots of picnic areas and camping right next to the Salt River. Fires permitted in grills/rings except in dry season. This spot is typically not as crowded as Phon D Sutton, downstream. Tonto Pass required. Majority of area is shaded throughout the day!

Wild Horses!

Nice spot close to PHX and right on the Salt River. There are many developed sites with fire rings. Do not expect solitude or quiet, especially on weekends and school breaks. However, a glimpse of the local wild horses is very possible, assuming they haven't all been rounded up.

Would reccomend

Easily accessible, had stocked facilities and trash available. Had nearby water/river. Busy but likely due to veterans day weekend. Would recommend!

Close to home good time

We arrived late and left early but loved he location! It made it easy for us to swing by for the night without much of a time or packing commitment. We will definitely come back! The area was clean and well managed, the sites were just a little close to each other (when others are camping too).

Nice spot close to home

We arrived late but had no problem finding a spot. There was a good amount of people out there but it’s sooo spread out you barely notice the other people. Lots of soft sand since it’s next to the river so you have good ground to sleep on. If you’re lucky you’ll see the wild horses!!

First to Review
Quick stop

Quick stop at Coon Bluff, beautiful and had it all to ourselves! Quiet spot under the trees 👍