This lush area is outstanding for bird watching. Adjacent to the lower portion of the Salt River, a stand of mesquite provides welcome shade. Coon Bluff is a popular river-access point (RAP) for tubers floating the Lower Salt River.
Stay limit 1 day, trailers under 40', Winter camping only Oct 15-Apr 15, no motor boats allowed, pets must be on leash, no glass containers in the lower salt river area, caution: fallen trees and other materials in the river can trap swimmers and floaters, beware: alcohol, sun and water are a deadly combination. Five paved picnic units w/ tables & grills, no drinking water.
This site is 17 miles northeast of Mesa. From Mesa, travel 7 miles east on Superstition Freeway (US 60), to Power Road/Bush Highway/Forest Road (FR) 204 and turn north. Follow Bush Highway for 12 miles and turn north (left) on FR 204E and follow it one mile to the site. The entire route is paved.
Picnicking: Five paved picnic sites are fully accessible with picnic tables and grills.
Restroom: Toilet Building (Accessible)
Fees: $6.00 per vehicle, per day & camping overnight during winter season (October 15 to April 15) OR For Day-use only: Interagency Pass .
Open Season: January - December
Elevation: 1,340 feet