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Sheep Bridge Campground

Contact Info
Horseshoe Reservoir, AZ

Phone:
480-595-3300
Basics
Number of Sites:
Dispersed Camping
Elevation:
2100 feet
Reservations:
Reservations not accepted

Description

Water recreation, fishing, hiking and rafting.

On the banks high above the river stands a replica of the Verde River Sheep Bridge.
The Flagstaff Sheep Company and the Howard Sheep Company constructed the original bridge to minimize the loss of sheep when crossing the river. The bridge was started in 1943 and finished in 1944 at a cost of $7,277. The material used came from an Arizona mine and from a railroad line.
On November 21, 1978, Sheep Bridge was entered into the National Register of Historic places.
Sheep Bridge is the gateway to the west side of the Mazatzal Wilderness.

Amenities

Additional Conveniences
  • Pets Allowed
Additional Notes

NO facilities only dispersed camping

Details

Season
Year round
Location
45 miles north of Carefree
Elevation
2100 feet
Basic Info
Total Sites:
Dispersed Camping
Pet Policy
Pets must be restrained or on a leash.
Activities
Boating,  Swimming,  Fishing, 
Additional Details
Verde River Access Point, Minimum Development, No Motor Boats Allowed, Trailers not recommended

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
This site is 45 miles north of Carefree. From Carefree, take Cave Creek Road/Forest Road (FR) 24 for approximately 33 miles to the Bloody Basin-Tangle Creek area. At this junction of FR 24 and FR 269, turn right. Follow FR 269 for approximately 12 miles to the Sheep Bridge at the Verde River. Both FR 24 and FR 269 are narrow, unpaved roads with blind curves. A portion of FR 24 is maintained, but FR 269 is rarely maintained. A high-clearance vehicle is required. When muddy or rainy, four-wheel drive is often required, as well.

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