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249 Reviews of 59 Tonto Basin Campgrounds

Heather E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2022

Spot outside Scottsdale

A little busy, but nice little area with hiking trails near by. Easy spot to get to that is right outside of the Scottsdale area.

Month of VisitFebruary
conor C.
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2022

Great spot for shoreline camping

Did a quick overnight trip. Easy to access in any vehicle. If you want to be more secluded keep following the shore line NW, however the more you travel the more ground clearance you’ll need so bring a vehicle with a little off road abilities of you want to be away from the trailers and RVS. Tons…

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Month of VisitFebruary
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2022

Houston Mesa

Great campground. Next to Payson. Opens up lots of opportunities. Biking & hiking. Excellent and well maintained camp sites. Each site is surrounded by trees. Private.

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Month of VisitFebruary
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2022

Great location & well maintained

We have camped here 3 of the past 4 years. It is a great location: close to the big city facilities, but out of the hustle and bustle. Small to medium-sized for AZ campgrounds. Has pool and pickle-ball court and nice laundry. Staff/owners are sensitive to COVID safety. Individual sites are paved…

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Month of VisitFebruary
Rebecca C.
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2022

Amazing!

If you're into mountain biking, this is THE campground. Breathtaking views, cool Nature Center! Showers were just okay. We had a hard time getting them to warm up and the lightbulbs were burnt out so I had to shower by flashlight... But worth it!

Month of VisitJanuary
AThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2022

Friendly service

Both the staff and other campers were very helpful

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Month of VisitFebruary
D
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2022

Beautiful views

Roads are a little rough, just take it slow. There are a lot of sites, lots of utvs and folks riding horses out here. Town is close, close enough you can hear it. Altogether it's a nice place to make camp for a bit.

Month of VisitJanuary
A
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2022

Pretty decent place

I loved this place, there’s ton of activity you can do and people are really nice and friendly. The bathrooms aren’t the cleanest but they aren’t that bad. You should definitely bring your own fire wood also don’t forget your fishing rods. The only problem I had was one of the visitors was…

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Month of VisitJanuary
a
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2022

Clean & Quiet

A little too far out of town if you’re working in the city, otherwise it was quiet with beautiful views. Plenty of trials for mountain biking, and rentals and restaurants in Fountain Hills, about 15 minutes from the campground.

Month of VisitJanuary
Stuart R.
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2022

Don’t try taking an RV in winter

The only road open is from Roosevelt side over the dam wall … we had a 40 ft Cruise America RV. I would have been nervous taking an SUV down that road!!

We tried calling to ask about conditions and no one advised of road issues. Camp might be wonderful but the road killed any chance of us going.…

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Month of VisitJanuary
jeff B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2021

Excellent Regional Campground

This campground in McDowell Regional park is for tent camping and small Vans, etc. Mix of both walk in sites and back in sites. It is set back a ways from the rest of the park. No showers here. Need to go to the trail head or RV campground for showers which was a bit of a hassle. Excellent…

Month of VisitJanuary
Dave E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2021

Off season

Not busy this time of year. The weather is a little bit cool for swimming, but it’s a nice place to hang out by the campfire. Great place to get a little bit off road but not really get too off road….

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Month of VisitJanuary
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2021

One of the best

Water only on generous sites with great views. No showers, elec. Very nice people, adjacent to Tortilla Flats. Basic!

Month of VisitJanuary
j
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2021

Very bad road

Nice view but the access road is terrible

Month of VisitJanuary
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2021

Loud but beautiful

The campground itself was decent. Clean, basic spots with fire pit and picnic table. Fairly level, very little shade. We were in spot 135 which was a higher price because it was "waterfront" but all of the spots were pretty much waterfront so really not worth the extra money. The spots on the west…

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Month of VisitJanuary

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