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Roosevelt Lake–Diversion Dam

Tonto National Forest
Tonto Basin, Arizona 85553
Roosevelt Lake Diversion Dam webpage
Roosevelt Power Canal and Diversion Dam webpage
Roosevelt Lake webpage
Roosevelt Lake map

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Roosevelt Lake–Diversion Dam
Coordinates: 33.6254654, -110.9340245
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About Roosevelt Lake Diversion Dam
This site is located on the Upper Salt River area and has five river access points. Accessible: toilet building, parking, pedestrian routes, and interpretive vista. This site also offers dispersed camping wit no fees.

From Globe: Take AZ-188 west for 13 miles to AZ-288 junction. Turn right unto AZ-288 and continue for 4 miles to Forest Road 465. Turn left onto FR 465.
From Roosevelt Lake Diversion Dam webpage

The nearly 20 mile long Roosevelt Power Canal and Diversion Dam were constructed in the years 1904-1906 to divert water from the Salt River to a hydroelectric generating plant that would provide the power to run the machinery used in the construction of Theodore Roosevelt Dam. That project was the federal government’s first involvement with reclamation projects in the Southwest.
From Roosevelt Power Canal and Diversion Dam webpage

About Roosevelt Lake
Migratory waterfowl (including Canada geese) and raptors (including bald eagles and osprey) use the lake during the fall and winter. Small isolated islands and coves offer outstanding opportunities for camping and relaxing in the unique Sonoran Desert.

From Mesa: Take AZ-87 (Beeline Highway) north for about 60 miles to the junction of AZ-188. Turn right and follow AZ-188 for 26 miles to the lake. The entire route is paved.

From Globe area: Take AZ-188 northwest 27 miles to the lake. The entire route is paved.
From Roosevelt Lake webpage