Bartlett Reservoir, Horshoe Dam, Bootles Canyon, Indian Springs Wash, Verde River, Fr 42, Tono National Forest, Bartlett Dam, Rattlesnake Recreation Site, South Cove Recreation Site
Last Known Status
Bartlett Lake has one main but challenging jeep trail known as the FR 42 that consists of sandy washes, steep hills and rocky sections. Summer temperatures can get very hot (100+ degrees) so bring extra shade plus water and keep an eye out for desert wildlife such as lizards and rattlesnakes. Most of the southern part and eastern part of Bartlett Lake is inaccessible, however the western side of the lake offers camping, picnic and day use facilities. Trail Map...Directions...Nearby Trails...
From: Carefree, AZ
1) Follow N. Cave Creek Rd east for about 6 miles
2) Turn right (east) on E. Bartlett Dam Rd. and continue for about 13 miles
3) After you pass a pay station turn left (north) on SR 459
4) Proceed about 2 miles to the FR 42 sign.
TYPE OF AREA
scenic views of Bartlett Lake and surrounding desert vegetation, on-site boat ramp and campgrounds