Why is Butcher Jones Recreation closed?
LONG-TERM CLOSURE: As of July 2021, this area is closed due to damage. For more information, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/recarea/?recid=35415. $8 Tonto National Forest daily pass required and can be purchased at the nearby Chevron or any area Circle K.
Is Saguaro Lake Cove open?
All the coves to Saguaro Lake are open, people camping and boating. The Butcher Jones Rec. Area is now only for water users (park pass required).
Is Saguaro Lake open during Covid?
Area Status: Open Saguaro Lake is set in the Sonoran Desert and is rimmed with canyon walls.
Are national forests still closed in Arizona?
Four of the six national forests in Arizona are shutting down completely due to fire conditions around our state.
Why are the forests closed in Arizona?
A statement from the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests says, “Due to extreme fire danger and historically dry conditions during a time when firefighting resources are stretched thin, the entire Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will close for public safety.”
Can I grill at Saguaro Lake?
There are picnic tables, grills and toilet facilities, but no drinking water and no trash facility. Bring your own drinking water and take your trash with you when you leave. For overnight accommodations accessible by land and with more amenities, consider Saguaro Lake Guest Ranch.
Can you cliff jump at Saguaro Lake?
Saguaro Lake The Risk: The cliffs range anywhere from six to 40 feet. Entry-level stuff. You’ll want to get a running start, though. There’s some rock-jutting going on here.
How long does it take to drive through Saguaro National Park?
The road is paved, which makes it nice. Saguaro West takes about 2 hours.
What’s the deepest Lake in Arizona?
What’s the deepest lake in Arizona? Lake Mead crosses the Arizona/Nevada state line and has a depth of 589 feet. Roosevelt Lake is entirely in Arizona and drops to 349 feet at its deepest point.
Is there a picnic area at Butcher Jones?
This is a Day-Use area only. No Camping. Mesquite Bosque provides welcome shade. Butcher Jones features a pleasant nature trail that is paved and has a handrail. Adjacent to picnic area is a gently sloping beach. Nearby is the fully accessible Peregrine Point Fishing Dock.
Where is the Butcher Jones Trail in Arizona?
Tonto National Forest. Butcher Jones Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Tortilla Flat, Arizona that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
How much does a day pass for the Butcher Jones trail cost?
$12 Tonto National Forest daily pass required. The trail has great views of Saguaro Lake. The Day Pass for Tonto National Forest is $8 and needs to be purchased ahead of time. One location that has the passes for sale is the Chevron gas station at the intersection of 87 and McDowell Street.
Where is Butcher Jones in Tonto National Forest?
Central air conditioning is nice too, but if you prefer the outdoors, Butcher Jones Recreation Site is a place to get your water fix, as well as hiking, picnicking and sunbathing. Butcher Jones is located in the Tonto National Forest along the Beeline Highway, shortly after the Saguaro Lake Marina.