Poison Springs

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At the far eastern end of the Roosevelt Lake region, you can find great camping and fishing along the Salt River. Poison Springs drops you under Highway 288 and winds its way through a sandy cliff-lined canyon leading right to a wonderful recreation area at Meddler Point. There is an abundance of di... Read More
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Highlights of Poison Springs

Camping Category Icon Camping
Desert Category Icon Desert
Rock Category Icon Rock
Sand Category Icon Sand
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
3210 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
FR1490 Poison Springs
Nearest Town
Globe
Nearest Services
Globe
Management Agency
National Forest
District
Tonto District

Overview

At the far eastern end of the Roosevelt Lake region, you can find great camping and fishing along the Salt River. Poison Springs drops you under Highway 288 and winds its way through a sandy cliff-lined canyon leading right to a wonderful recreation area at Meddler Point. There is an abundance of dispersed campsites located along several unmarked trails along the river. The migratory birds that visit the area are also a frequent sight while fishing along the river. The area is an ideal place to set up camp for a few days to explore some of the local trails or just set up a chair in the shade along the river. You can also plan a visit to the historic Diversion Dam located along Highway 288, just after the one-lane bridge crossing the river.

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