Horseshoe (AZ)

Tonto National Forest

Horseshoe Campground is farther up the road from Mesquite Campground. Offering more developed campground sites with picnic tables, fire pits and access to the Verde River at campsite 11 and 12. The gorgeous vistas of surrounding mountains and the Verde River are offered along the path for families to enjoy. Most campsites are less shaded than the favored 11 and 12 campsites, so please feel free to bring canopies and coolers to provide shade during the day. This site has large mesquite trees providing shade. Bald eagles are frequently seen in this vicinity. 

This location is available on a first-come, first-served basis only. Visitors are required to physically arrive at the campground to purchase and claim a site. Once on-site, you may be able to pay for your campsite(s) by scanning a QR code using the mobile app, and the Scan and Pay feature.


If this option is available, you will need to first download the free mobile app prior to your arrival as some remote areas have limited or no cellular service.

Nearby Attractions

Horseshoe Lake, Horseshoe Dam, Mesquite Campground, Catfish Point Day Use Site 


Campground Camping

- There are 12 camp sites with fire rings, picnic tables, and vault toilets.

- There are NO TRASH SERVICES. Please pack out whatever you pack in.

- Maximum occupancy per individual camp unit is 10.

- Maximum number of vehicles per individual camp unit is three. All vehicles must completely fit within the designated parking area.

- Check-in time is 12:00 pm, and check-out time is 10:00 am.

Contact Information


40202 N Cave Creek Rd Scottsdale AZ 85262

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: N/A

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

This site is 23 miles northeast of Carefree. From Carefree, take Cave Creek Road turn right on Bartlett Dam Road and continue for 6 miles to the junction of FR 205 and FR 19. At this junction, FR 205 turns left and becomes an unmaintained unpaved road. Follow FR 205 for 10 miles towards Horseshoe Reservoir. At the junction of FR 205 and FR 205A, turn right and travel an additional ½ mile to the site. View and download a map.

Available Campsites