Indian Point Campground is a medium-sized campground located at the northern end of Roosevelt Lake near Tonto Creek in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest. Roosevelt Lake is the largest lake entirely located within Arizona and is a popular destination for boating and fishing. Wildlife is abundant in the area with mule deer, coyotes, geese, fox, and the occasional bald eagle found within the and near the campground. There are several hiking trails that pass through Indian Point.
There are 54 developed campsites at Indian Point Campground. Each campsite includes a picnic table, fire ring, and access to vault toilets. In addition to the developed campsites, there are 4 gravel lots that can be used for dispersed camping. While primarily used by RVs, this area can be used by tent and car campers as well. Vault toilets are available for the dispersed camping. A boat ramp is available near the campground when the water level is high enough. Like all campgrounds on Roosevelt Lake a Tonto Pass is required for camping at Indian Point Campground.
Indian Point Campground Features
|Campground Type:||Organized & Dispersed Camping Available|
|Number of Campsites:||54|
|Cost:||$6 per vehicle, $4 per watercraft via Tonto Pass|
|Use Level:||Medium – High|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Not Defined|
|Cell Phone Service:||Possible on Verizon|
|Operating Season:||Year Round|
|Other:||Camp store located at Roosevelt Lake Marina -Tonto Passes sold at Tonto Basin Ranger Station – 28097 N. Az Hwy 188, Roosevelt, Arizona 85545|
|Geo Coordinates:||33.767059, -111.239817|
|Nearest City:||Globe, Arizona|
|Location:||Central Arizona – Gila County, Arizona|
|Paved Road Access:||Partially Paved – Most of the route is paved, except the 1 mile when crossing Tonto Creek.|
|Proximity to Stores:||Store located at Roosevelt Lake Marina|
|Directions:||From Mesa, drive north on AZ-87, the Beeline Highway for about 60 miles to the junction of AZ-87 and AZ-188. Turn right and follow AZ-188 for 23 miles to its junction with Forest Road (FR) 60. Turn left and continue across Tonto Creek for 2 miles to FR 661/Indian Point Road. Continue on FR 661 for one mile to Indian Point Campground.From the Globe area, drive north on AZ-188 for 30 miles to the junction of AZ-188 and AZ-88. Continue on AZ-188 over the bridge for another 11 miles to Forest Road (FR) 60. Turn left and continue across Tonto Creek for 2 miles to FR 661/Indian Point Road. Continue on FR 661 for one mile to Indian Point Campground|
Do not attempt to cross Tonto Creek when it is flowing
|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 desert campgrounds like Indian Point Campground can be very hot, especially for tent camping. Avoid summer holidays, as the lake and the campground are typically very busy.
Use caution when camping as snakes and scorpions can be found in this area, especially in warm weather.
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.