What you need to know.LAKE OVERVIEW

Travel

Medium
60 miles from Downtown Phoenix. Roads into lake are all maintained dirt.

Parking

Easy
Drive directly up to the water and park along the shoreline.

Costs

Inexpensive
As part of the Tonto National Forest, you must get a pass ($8) in advance.

Popularity

High
Reccomended that, during high-use times of year, you arrive early.

Open Hours

Year-Round
Open year round. But must purchase pass from a Tonto Pass retailer.

Water Sports

Few Limits
Long lake, perfect for speed boats, waterskiing, jetskiing, and more.

Camping

Few Limits
Pitch up right along the shoreline or park your RV at Yellow Cliffs.

Additional Activities

Perfect For Crowds
Rent a private beach for parties up to 200 people.

Ready to go waterskiing at Bartlett Lake?

The following vendors offer the boat and gear rentals you need to get on the water.