This is the quickest and simplest way to get to the first beach cove along the north shore of Saguaro Lake. Unlike the beach at Butcher Jones Recreation Site, this cove is free. You can picnic for a day or camp overnight. Just make sure you pack out all trash and leave the beach better than you find it. Staging is available at the start after you pass through the massive gate into Rolls OHV Area. Gate opens from sunup to sundown.
To access coves please use Rolls OHV West (#47) and Rolls OHV East (#48).
Submitted by Susan
The entrance has been closed since covid last year. Still closed
Submitted by David
Can’t get into the coves via the butcher jones gates. The gate is closed for the foreseeable future.
Tonto National Forest has removed the temporary closure due to the fires for this trail. Road conditions may have changed, don’t go alone.
Submitted by Joshua
Closed until the end of March 2021.