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Shores Recreation Area

3 Reviews

About This Campground

Bureau of Land Management

The site is located along the Gila River upstream from the town of Winkelman, Arizona. The Shores recreation site is minimally developed to provide access to the river for river-related recreation opportunities. River flows during the spring and summer are suitable for river floating activities…

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets

Reviews

3 Reviews of Shores Recreation Area

Ratings Breakdown

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C
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2020

Just Right BLM River Spot

We came in and stayed at a spot towards the south/downstream where a high clearance would be wise. We also went upstream initially. Great spots on the river. We spent the night there and had the place to ourselves. Theirs a little highway noise but with the river sounds and a fire it was just what…

Haley B.
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2020

Free waterfront camping but not the best

This is a fine spot for a night/passing through but was not my favorite. Pro: camping at the edge of the Gila River, beautiful trees, free, trash containers and toilets, lots of birds - seeing my first cardinal was the highlight of the stay. Cons: murky water and not a pleasant smell in the air…

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Matt M.
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2020

Nice!

Great river access.

Location

Shores Recreation Area is located in Arizona

Directions

The Gila River recreation area is located along the Gila River and Arizona Route 77 north of Winkelman in Gila County, AZ, approximately 70 miles north of Tucson and 100 miles southeast of Phoenix. From Winkelman, take Route 77 east to milepost 141.4 to the Shores Recreation Site entrance road.

Coordinates

33.02177712 N
110.73895467 W

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