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Roosevelt Lake–Vineyard Canyon Picnic Area

Tonto National Forest
Tonto Basin, Arizona 85553
Vineyard Canyon Picnic Area webpage
Roosevelt Lake webpage
Roosevelt Lake map

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Roosevelt Lake–Vineyard Canyon Picnic Area
Coordinates: 33.6962131, -111.1795713
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About Vineyard Canyon Picnic Area
Picnic site is located on the scenic south shore of Roosevelt Lake. Set within the Roosevelt Lake Wildlife Area where, during the winter, Canada Geese and bald eagles can be observed. The drive to Vineyard Canyon is highlighted by spectacular views of the Sierra Ancha Mountains, Four Peaks Wilderness, Roosevelt Lake, and the Tonto Basin. Trails provide access to the lake for fishing. 40 picnic units (half are covered with ramadas) w/ tables & pedestal grills, toilets, paved parking.

This site is 2.5 miles northwest of historic Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa, take AZ-87 (Beeline Highway) north for about 60 miles to the junction of AZ-87 and AZ-188. Turn right and follow AZ-188 for 31 miles to the site. The entire route is paved.

From the Globe area, take AZ-188 north for 30 miles to the junction of AZ-88 and AZ-188. Continue on AZ-188 across the bridge for 2 miles to the site. The entire route is paved.
From Vineyard Canyon Picnic Area 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