Bermuda Flats Campground is a primitive dispersed recreation area with seasonal camping along the desert shoreline of Roosevelt Lake in Tonto National Forest. Bermuda Flat offers scenic views of Roosevelt Lake, Four Peaks, and the Sierra Ancha Mountains in the distance. All of the camping is located along several miles of grass and gravel covered lakeshore, with mesquite tree shaded camping available closer to the the road. The amount of available space at Bermuda Flat Campground for camping varies with the level of the water in Roosevelt Lake.

Roosevelt Lake is the largest of the reservoirs on the Salt and Verde Rivers run by Salt River Project to provide water the Phoenix Metro Area. Roosevelt is also Arizona’s largest lake and is very popular with boaters and anglers. The Native American ruins at Tonto National Monument are located just a short drive away from Bermuda Flat and are worth checking out. Wildlife is abundant in the area with mule deer, coyotes, geese, and fox near the campground.

Camping at Bermuda Flat Campground is a semi-primitive experience, as there a only a few amenities provided. The amenities available include a paved parking lot near the highway, a couple of shade ramadas, and a few port-a-potties. A Tonto Pass is required for camping at Bermuda Flat Campground.

Bermuda Flat Campground is closed for wildlife protection from November 15th through February 15th.

Bermuda Flat Campground Features

Campground Type: Dispersed, Semi-primitive
Number of Campsites: Not Defined
Cost: $6 per vehicle, $4 per watercraft via Tonto Pass
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Port-a-potties
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: Not Defined
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: Possible on Verizon
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open February 16th – November 14th
Other: Camp store located at Roosevelt Lake Marina -Tonto Passes sold at Tonto Basin Ranger Station – 28097 N. Az Hwy 188, Roosevelt, Arizona 85545

Getting There

Address:
Geo Coordinates: 33.745270, -111.225644
Nearest City: Globe, Arizona
Elevation: 2100 Feet
Location: Central Arizona – Gila County, Arizona
Paved Road Access: Yes to Bermuda Flat, all camping is on unpaved surface
Proximity to Stores: Store located at Roosevelt Lake Marina
Directions: From Mesa, drive north on AZ-87, the Beeline Highway for approximately 60 miles to the junction of AZ-87 and AZ-188. Turn right (south) onto AZ-188 and continue for 26 miles to Bermuda Flat on your left.From the Globe area, drive north on AZ-188 for 30 miles to the junction of AZ-88 (Apache Trail) and AZ-188. Continue north on AZ-188 across the bridge for another six miles. Bermuda Flats will be on your right.

Pack List

Connect

Phone: 928.467.3200 Facebook: Roosevelt Lake Facebook Page
Web: Tonto National Forest – Roosevelt Lake Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted – First-come/First-served

When To Go

Spring, Early Summer, & Fall – Summertime at lakeside campgrounds like Bermuda Flats Campground can be very hot, especially for tent camping.

Use caution when camping as snakes and scorpions can be found in this area, especially in warm weather.

Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/16 20%
High 50° / Low 40°
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy early with peeks of sunshine expected late. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 50F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10/17 10%
High 59° / Low 43°
Partly Cloudy
Sunny with gusty winds. High 59F. Winds ESE at 20 to 30 mph.
Clear
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 62° / Low 45°
Clear
Sunny skies. High 62F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Friday 10/19 0%
High 68° / Low 51°
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 68F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 69° / Low 52°
Clear
Sunny. High 69F. Winds ESE at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunday 10/21 60%
High 65° / Low 49°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms in the morning. High around 65F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Fun Facts

The official name of the lake is Theodore Roosevelt Lake. The lake is a large reservoir formed by Theodore Roosevelt Dam on the Salt River in Arizona as part of the Salt River Project (SRP). Both the reservoir and the dam that created it, Roosevelt Dam, were named for U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt who dedicated the dam himself in March 1911. Roosevelt Lake is the oldest of the six reservoirs constructed and operated by the Salt River Project. It also has the largest storage capacity of the SRP lakes with the ability to store 1,653,043 acre feet of water. When the dam is in flood-control mode, the lake can store 2,910,200 acre feet of water.

Image Credits: Alan Levine via Flickr

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