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Butcher Jones Recreation Area

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Saguaro Lake, AZ
Number of Sites:
32 Picnic Sites
1500 feet
Reservations Not Accepted


This is a Day-Use area only. No Camping.

Mesquite Bosque provides welcome shade.

Butcher Jones features a pleasant nature trail that is paved and has a handrail.

Adjacent to picnic area is a gently sloping beach.

Nearby is the fully accessible Peregrine Point Fishing Dock.

Basic Amenities
  • Vault Toilets
Special Features
  • Cooking Grills
  • Picnic Tables
Additional Conveniences
  • Pets Allowed


Year round
Saguaro Lake, 31 miles northeast of Mesa.
1500 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
32 Picnic Sites
More Site Details
RV Hookups:
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash in the picnic area.
Pets are not allowed on the beach.
Swimming,  Fishing
Additional Details
No motorized boats in the swimming area.

Glass containers are prohibited.

Basic Directions
This site is 31 miles northeast of Mesa. From Mesa, take State Hwy. 87 for 27 miles. Turn south (right) on Bush Highway/Forest Road (FR) 204 and travel 2 miles to FR 166, and then turn left. Follow FR 166 for 2 miles to the site.

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