Poison Springs

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4/5 (3 reviews)
Globe, Arizona (Gila County)
Last Updated: 07/07/2021
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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 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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Visited: 07/07/2021

Arizona National Forests and State Lands are back open for travel. There are still some very important fire restrictions in place. These restrictions can often change by specific areas.
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Temporary Closure
Visited: 06/25/2021

Tonto National Forest officials will close the state’s largest national forest due to ongoing extreme fire danger beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday, June 25. The forest is implementing this forest closure as a precaution to protect the health and safety of the public, employees and firefighters by reducing the risk of human-caused fires. No one is allowed in the closure area, including Forest Service personnel, unless they are responding to a wildfire or other emergency or patrolling to ensure enforcement of the closure. The order shall remain in effect until July 31, 2021 or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. Residents or businesses using roads in the restricted area to the extent necessary to access their private property are exempt.
Rated 4/5
Visited: 11/08/2020

Trail is open just a little run kiddo like see all the cows
Trail Review: Poison Springs - Angelo Yniguez

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