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Roosevelt Dam–Inspiration Vista (Maricopa)

Tonto National Forest
Tonto Basin, Arizona 85553
Roosevelt Dam Inspiration Vista webpage
Roosevelt Lake webpage
Roosevelt Lake map

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Roosevelt Dam–Inspiration Vista (Maricopa)
Coordinates: 33.6714631, -111.1588526
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About Inspiration Vista
Inspiration Point Overlook:
+ Views of both the longest two-lane inverted arch suspension bridge in America and the largest lake in central Arizona.
+ View parts of the original masonry structure that made Roosevelt Dam so unique – if lake level is low enough.

Theodore Roosevelt Dam Overlook:
+ Upper and lower gazebos allow for partial or full views of the downstream face of the dam, the floodgates, and the powerhouse.
+ Aquatic life and waterfowl swimming in Apache Lake far below or occasional glimpse of a bald eagle in flight.
+ Historic red sandstone building that once housed the Bureau of Reclamation Headquarters.

From Mesa: Take AZ-87 (Beeline Highway) north for approximately 60 miles to the junction of AZ-87 and AZ-188. Tum right and follow AZ-188 for 33 miles to the junction with AZ-88. Tum right and follow AZ-88 for .5 mile to Inspiration Point Overlook (Roosevelt Lake side) or 1 mile to Theodore Roosevelt Dam Overlook (Apache Lake side). The entire route is paved.

From the Globe area: Take AZ-188 west for approximately 30 miles to the junction of AZ-88 and AZ-188. Tum left and follow AZ-88 for .5 mile to Inspiration Point Overlook (Roosevelt Lake side) or 1 mile to Theodore Roosevelt Dam Overlook (Apache Lake side). The entire route is paved.
From Roosevelt Dam Inspiration Vista 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