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Needle Rock, AZ

US Forest Service

Needle Rock

The beach on the Verde River is generally rocky, but attracts many people during the hot summer months. The area is noted for its unusual rock formations. Nearby is a protected riparian area, the Mesquite...[more]

Address

AZ

Directions

The site is 14 miles east of Scottsdale. From Pima Road, turn east on Dynamite Road and travel 3 miles to where it merges with Rio Verde Drive. Follow Rio Verde Drive for another 9 ½ miles to Forest Road (FR) 20 and turn left. Follow FR 20 for 3 miles to Needle Rock at the river. FR 20 is an unpaved road with narrow blind curves. Click Here For Map.

Activities
  • PICNICKING PICNICKING
  • SWIMMING SWIMMING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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