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Needle Rock Campground

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Rio Verde, AZ
Number of Sites:
10 sites
1600 feet
Reservations not accepted


Boating, water recreation, fishing and wildlife viewing.

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 Bosque.
Bald eagles and great blue herons are frequently seen in this vicinity.
Basic Amenities
  • Vault Toilets
Special Features
  • Cooking Grills
  • Picnic Tables
Additional Conveniences
  • Pets Allowed
Additional Notes

NO Drinking Water
Trash Service


Year round
14 miles northeast of Scottsdale
1600 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
10 sites
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash.
Boating,  Swimming,  Fishing, 
Additional Details
Verde River Access Point, Minimum Development, No Motor Boats Allowed
Basic 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.

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