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Needle Rock Campground

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National Forest

Tonto National Forest

The beach on the Verde River is generally rocky, but attracts many people during the hot summer months. The area is noted for its unusual rock formations. Nearby is a protected riparian area, the Mesquite Bosque. This popular water recreation area attracts many people trying to escape the Arizona…

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1 Review of Needle Rock Campground

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Nolan S.
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2019

Needle Rock

Needle rock is located just north of Box Bar. It’s on the Tonto National Forest so you need a Tonto pass. You can buy them in town for 8 dollars or buy them there for 12.

This is a small spot for day use to hike or horseback ride to the river. Not a bad spot but box bar is closer to the river and…

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Location

Needle Rock Campground is located in Arizona

Directions

The site is 14 miles east of Scottsdale. From Pima Road, turn east on Dynamite Road and travel 3 miles to where it merges with Rio Verde Drive. Follow Rio Verde Drive for another 9 ½ miles to Forest Road (FR) 20 and turn left. Follow FR 20 for 3 miles to Needle Rock at the river. FR 20 is an unpaved road with narrow blind curves. Click Here For Map.

Coordinates

33.76754038 N
111.66903055 W

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About This Campground

The beach on the Verde River is generally rocky, but attracts many people during the hot summer months. The area is noted for its unusual rock formations. Nearby is a protected riparian area, the Mesquite Bosque. This popular water recreation area attracts many people trying to escape the Arizona summer heat. The rocky beach area is surrounded by beautiful towering rock formations. Near the recreation site is a fenced unique biological area, a stand of mesquite. Bald Eagles and Great Blue Herons are frequently seen in this vicinity.

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  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

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