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Bulldog Canyon Dispersed Camping - North Entrance

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USDA Forest Service

Tonto National Forest

FREE permit required from the Mesa Ranger District office at 5140 E. Ingram St, Mesa, AZ 85205; 480-610-3300. Permits can be requested online or by email. The permit will be emailed to you within 48 hours (except weekends and holidays).

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

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  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
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17 Reviews of Bulldog Canyon Dispersed Camping - North Entrance

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Aliza  N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2022

Amazing views!

Totally worth registering for the 6$ permit! Gives you combi does to all the locks in the area. It’s beautiful out here. Pretty passable dirt road (our G20 camper van had no problems). Sunsets were so so pretty and for us Washingtonians, camping in the desert amongst the saguaros was 👌🏼. Still a…

Month of VisitMarch
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2022

Great location

14 day stay with $6 permit. Beautiful location with 10+ spots.

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Month of VisitFebruary
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2021

The gate isn’t closed

After you see the entrance, there will be a gate. It’s not closed!! Continue through :)

Month of VisitDecember


Bulldog Canyon Dispersed Camping - North Entrance is located in Arizona


Access #1- Forest Road (FR) 10, north entrance: This access point is reached through the Lower Salt River Recreation Area. From Mesa: Travel east for 7 miles on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to Power Road/ BushHwy/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow Bush Hwy. for approximately 13 miles to the FR 10 junction with FR 204 west of the bridge at Blue Point Recreation Site. Access #2- Forest Road (FR) 3554, west entrance: This entrance is ¾ mile north of Usery Pass Country Park. From Mesa, travel east 10 miles on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to the Ellsworth exit. Follow Ellsworth approximately 8 miles to Forest Road (FR) 3554 and turn right. Access #3- Forest Road (FR) 10, south entrance: This access point is reached from Apache Junction. From Mesa: Travel 15 miles east on the Superstition Freeway (US 60) to the Idaho Street exit. Follow Idaho Street north 4½ miles to McKellips. Turn right on McKellips and travel ½ mile to the Wolverine Pass Road and turn left. Follow it for 7/8 mile and turn right on Tonto Road. Travel north on Tonto Road for ¼ mile to Cactus and turn left. Follow Cactus to McDowell Road and follow it to FR 10 gate.


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