For a free site, this place is amazing. We stumbled across this city run campsite after a trip to the Tonto National Forest. I almost didn’t post a review because I wanted to keep this place a secret.
This small campground has a dozen sites that are completely free. Site 2 even has electric hookups and sewage drainage. The other sites are non-electric. Each site had a fire pit and picnic table. It has flush toilets with a sink! There are also fish cleaning areas.
The sites don’t have a water view, but there are day use areas around the lake. Additional flush toilets in the day use area as well. Calling this a lake is also a stretch, it more of a pond. We didn’t have fishing gear with us, but based off some internet research, I don’t think there are any fish in the pond.
This would be a great place to stop for a night, but not stay for an extended period of time. There isn’t much to do in the area besides the pond and a Dollar General. However, free is free and that means something on an extended road trip. Expect 10% gradients along AZ Hwy 177. Excellent cell service (T-Mobile).