Box Bar Dispersed Camping Tonto National Forest Verde River | Wild Camping

United States

Details

Verified:
4 months ago
Altitude:
460.4 masl
Website:
None
Contributor:
marina4224

Amenities

Electricity:
Unknown
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
Unknown
Toilets:
Pit Toilets
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Campsite nestled between mountains and a river. (McDowell Mountain) stumbled upon it at night. Free to park and stay overnight, there are other RVs and car campers, secluded area.. dirt road to get through but I had no problem in my sedan.

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Warning: Right-hand lot is filled with very deep gravel to help with flooding. Only one path is hard-packed enough to safely go in and out, and you can't tell where it is. My Class B got stuck and I had to be towed out. Center and left lots are safe.

After that first day of getting stuck I moved to the center lot and stayed for a few more days. The Verde River is only visible from a few spots but you can hear it everywhere. The area is surrounded by real trees. It doesn't even look like Arizona.

People seemed to come here to party a little. Campers were generally a little noisier with talking and music. Things were quieter during the week.

A Tonto Forest pass is required. I tried getting one at the Circle K's and Walmarts on their list but no one knew what I was talking about. I eventually gave up and just camped there and no one checked for a pass.

Most spots only had one bar of AT&T so I couldn't use the internet or send texts with images.

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This place is not free. Purchase of Tonto pass required to stay here.
This is essentially just a dirt parking lot for a recreation site. might be good for a night's stay if you already have the Tonto pass but there's no privacy here since it's just a big parking area

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This place is not free. Purchase of Tonto pass required to stay here.
This is essentially just a dirt parking lot for a recreation site. might be good for a night's stay if you already have the Tonto pass but there's no privacy here since it's just a big dirt parking area.

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Campsite nestled between mountains and a river. (McDowell Mountain) stumbled upon it at night. Free to park and stay overnight, there are other RVs and car campers, secluded area.. dirt road to get through but I had no problem in my sedan.

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