Dispersed Camping

Box Bar Road Dispersed

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USDA Forest Service

Tonto National Forest

Box Bar is a River Access Point to the Verde River, close to Bartlett Lake in the Cave Creek Ranger District. This small site offers beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains along with a fast moving river – making it a fun spot for kids of all ages. The shore line is a rocky/pebble beach with several shady trees. Wildlife can be seen during the early summer months, and late winter. The road access in to the site is compacted dirt.

There are no designated campsites however the shaded areas along the west side of the parking area are popular spots to set up camp trailers and tents.

Fee Info

Tonto Daily Pass or Tonto Discovery Pass are required.

Reservation Info

First come first served

Stay Limit 14 days. No motor boats allowed, trailer under 32’. There are minimal trash can’s available at this site, please pack out any trash that does not fit in the designated cans. There are no fires permitted outside of the designated grill areas. Cars CAN NOT park next to the shoreline – there has been railing installed to prevent vehicles from pulling all the way forward. Please keep dogs on leash.

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2024

Cat missing here

Beautiful campground up the road from box bar campground with Mountain View’s and cacti.

My blue eyed cat went missing here at 9pm on 4/7. Please email me if you see him.


Month of VisitMay


Box Bar Road Dispersed is located in Arizona

Detail location of campground


33.74372981176478 N
111.6688454768586 W

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