This site is open year round and is located near a 3.5 acre lake. Swimming and motorized boats are not allowed. No camping is permitted in day use sites. Facilities No drinking water...[more]
Horsethief Boating Site / Day Use Area
The best route from Prescott is by way of Mayer, particularly in winter. Take Main St. through the town of Mayer continuing east to the junction with the Antelope Creek Road. Continue southeast on this road for approximately 9 miles to Cordes. At the road junction in Cordes take Forest Road 259 to Crown King. At Crown King take FR 259A south for 0.5 miles to the junction with FR 52. Take FR 52 southeast for approximately 6 miles.
If approaching from Interstate I-17, take the Bumble Bee exit and continue north on this dirt road, taking FR 259 to Crown King. Then take FR 259A south from Crown King to where it joins FR 52. Take FR 52 southeast for about 6 miles to the Horsethief Basin recreation area.
The road condition is an unimproved dirt road, high clearance vehicles only.
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