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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
TORTILLA FLAT
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST
APACHE TRAIL SCENIC BYWAY
LATITUDE: N 3332.131
LONGITUDE: W 11122.704
(GPS from camps 3 miles north of Tortilla Flat)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Lost Dutchman State Park
Lost Dutchman SP

Hwy 88 Arizona
Hwy.88, North of Tortilla Flat

Highway 88 is one of the most scenic and
magical roads in the USA. From Apache
Junction you will pass Lost Dutchman
State Park and Superstition Mountains.
The narrow road winds through fantastic
landscapes keeping you in suspense.

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Sunset from Highway 88
Sunset from Highway 88

Sunset from Highway 88
Sunset from Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Highway 88
Highway 88

Creek and Camp
Creek and camp area on Hwy.88

Dispersed Camp Area
Dispersed Camp Area
About 3 miles east from Tortilla Flat
LATITUDE: N 3332.179
LONGITUDE: W 11122.715
There is an underground river. It looks like a dry
river bed, but some areas you will see pools of water
and close inspection reveals it is actually flowing.

Primitive Campsites
Pack Out Your Trash
14 Day Camping Limit

Deer walked through the campground.
Lots of birds, especially along the river.
Don't be surprised if you see mosquitoes.

We know several stories of people getting
robbed. Clothes, sleeping bags, they steal
everything including your tent. It is sad
to say, but don't leave your camp unattended.

Traffic is getting heavy on this road. We remember
when motorcycles ruled the road, but now too many
cars.

It is common to see speed traps.

Highway 88
Canyon Lake

Highway 88
Canyon Lake

Highway 88
Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake Viewpoint
LATITUDE: N 3332.476
LONGITUDE: W 11126.944

Lost Dutchman
Lost Dutchman

 

Highway 88
Highway 88

There have been some wild characters out here.
The last time we ran into a hillbilly that had been
searching for the Lost Dutch Mine a total
of 20 years. He accused me of invading his
camp, so I twisted a number and cranked
the
Sea Monster version of "Little Red Riding
Hood" on the stereo and he broke out in dance
exclaiming I was his angel with hoots and hollers
filling the night air.

Apache Lake
Apache Lake

Apache Lake
Apache Lake

Apache Lake
Apache Lake

Theodore Roosevelt Dam
Theodore Roosevelt Dam
Junction of Hwy.188 and Hwy.88

DIRECTIONS:
From Apache Junction, AZ
Take Idaho Road / Hwy.88
First campsites about 19 miles
(About 3 miles past Tortilla Flat, AZ)
If you continue north on Hwy.88,
there are some other camping areas.

ROAD CONDITIONS:
First 22 miles from Apache Junction is paved
About 20 or 30 miles of maintained dirt road.
This is desert terrain with flash flood areas.
(Some of the campsites were littered with nails
from people burning pallets and demolition wood)
RVs and trailers could navigate the main roads
but limited access to most campsites.

Purified water in Apache Junction
Water at Roosevelt Lake Rec. Area
Showers at Roosevelt Lake Rec. Area $2
Showers at Lost Dutchman State Park $7

Tonto National Monument
Tonto National Monument

TONTO NATIONAL MONUMENT
Tonto National Monument is on Hwy.188

Highway188 Cactus and Powerlines
Hwy.188 Cactus and Power Lines

Highway 188 Boat Ramp at Roosevelt Lake
Hwy.188 Boat Ramp at Roosevelt Lake

Highway 188 Roosevelt Lake
Hwy.188 Roosevelt Lake

Cactus on Highway 79
Cactus on Hwy.79

Also see: COCHISE STRONGHOLD
Also see:
COCHISE STRONGHOLD(WEST)
Also see:
COCONINO NF / FOSSIL CREEK RD.
Also see:
HWY 288 / SALT RIVER
Also see: HWY 288 / SIERRA ANCHA
Also see:
MESCAL
Also see:
MOGOLLON / HWY 260
Also see:
MOGOLLON / HWY 87
Also see:
MOGOLLON / HWY 99
Also see:
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS
Also see:
PAINTED ROCK PETROGLYPH
Also see:
TONTO NF / FOSSIL CREEK

Lost Dutchman Mountains
Superstition Mountains

The Boneyard
The Boneyard
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is home to thousands
of outdated aeroplanes and helicopters mothballed by the
United States Air Force and other allied forces. The 2,600
acre facility is the size of 1,300 football pitches and sprawled
across the desert in Tucson, Arizona and houses the 309th
Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG)
This 60 year-old facility is America's only storehouse for
out-of-service aircraft.

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Cactus near Tortilla Flat
Cactus near Tortilla Flat

Charcoal
Some nice charcoal...

Camped here March 8, 2009
We have camped here several times over
the years and there are more people and
cars...

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ARIZONA CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
ARIZONA HIGHWAY 88
TONTO NATIONAL FOREST
TORTILLA FLAT