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Windy Hill Campground
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Roosevelt, Arizona   85545
(lat:33.6572 lon:-111.0917) map location
Located on central Arizona's largest lake, Windy Hill offers great water recreation opportunities to the public. Because of its close proximity to the Lake, Windy Hill allows fishing, non-motorized and motorized boating, along with hiking trails. There are plenty of developed campsites available at Windy Hill, which allows for an easy, quick escape during any time of the year for families and individuals.

Fishing is popular activity where anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish species, such as Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass Crappie Sunfish Channel and Flathead Catfish. This campground is also situated right on the shore of Roosevelt Lake which is open to boating, kayaking, and other water-related activites. A fully accessible boat ramp and fishing dock are available for easy lake access, and maps and other important site details can be found at the kiosks at the entrance to the campground.

Two National Scenic Byways AZ Hwy 88 Apache Trail and AZ Hwy 288 Spines to Pines Highway. Roosevelt Dam, Tonto National Monument, the Arizona Trail, endless miles of jeep trails, Towns of Payson and Globe, Superstition, Sierra Ancha, and Four Peaks Wilderness'. Don't forget to stop by the Tonto Basin Environmental Center learn about the history of the area.

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1. Tent Camping: There are numerous tent sites available, each offering beautiful views and easy access to the lake.

2. RV Camping: Windy Hill Campground has several campsites that can accommodate recreational vehicles (RVs). Some of these have full hookups including electricity, water and sewer services while others offer partial amenities.

3. Group Sites: For those traveling with larger parties or hosting events like family reunions, there is an option to reserve group campgrounds which include multiple individual campsites clustered together along with shared facilities such as picnic tables and fire rings.

4. Boat-in Camping: If you're looking for something more adventurous, consider boat-in camping on Roosevelt Lake itself! You'll need your own boat though; rentals aren't provided by the campground.

5. Cabins/Yurts Rental: Although not directly within Windy Hills but nearby locations do provide cabins/yurt rental service if one prefers solid walls over tents!

6. Dispersed / Primitive Camping: This type of camping means no toilets other than portable ones brought by campers themselves ,no running water,no trash cans etc.It's basically 'leave:no-trace' style where everything packed in must be packed out too.This kind might require special permissions from authorities so it's best advised to check beforehand.

Windy Hill Campground is located near Gilbert, Mesa

1. Windy Hill Trail: This is the main trail that runs through the campground, offering a moderate hike with some steep sections. It's approximately 3 miles long and offers stunning views of Roosevelt Lake.

2. Boulder Creek Loop: A relatively easy loop trail about 4 miles in length, it follows along Boulder creek bed which can be dry or flowing depending on recent rainfall levels.

3. Indian Point Trail: An intermediate level hiking path stretching for around two-and-a-half-miles; this route takes you to an elevated point where ancient Native American petroglyphs are visible etched into rocks.

4. Tonto Cliff Dwelling Pathway: Short but challenging half-mile uphill trek leading hikers towards preserved cliff dwellings from prehistoric times - providing both historical context and panoramic vistas over surrounding landscapes.

5. Tule Canyon Trails: These trails offer more strenuous hikes as they traverse rugged terrain across multiple canyon ridges spanning roughly five miles each way - ideal for seasoned trekkers seeking adventure amidst Arizona's wilderness.

6. Picnic Table Loop: As its name suggests, this one mile round-trip pathway leads visitors past several picnic areas making it perfect choice for families looking forward to enjoy their meals surrounded by nature after leisurely walk.

7. Windy Ridge Connector: Approximately three-quarters-of-a-mile-long connector linking various other routes within park allowing flexibility when planning your itinerary.

8. Schoolhouse Peninsula Nature Walk: Easy quarter mile stroll suitable even for young children featuring interpretive signs explaining local flora & fauna found throughout area.

9. Roosevelt Viewpoint Spur: Half a mile offshoot from Windy Hill Trail taking hikers up close view of sparkling waters of Roosevelt lake against backdrop majestic mountains.

10. Cactus Wren Way: Roughly four:mile-roundtrip desert track showcasing diverse range cacti species native region including iconic saguaro .

11. Oak Spring Summit Track: Challenging six:mile uphill hike leading to summit offering panoramic views of Tonto National Forest and beyond..

12. Baldy Mountain Trail: A strenuous 8 mile trail that ascends Baldy Mountain, providing stunning vistas over the entire campground area.

13. Saguaro Ridge Path: This path is a moderate three miles long with some steep sections but rewards hikers with breathtaking view points overlooking Roosevelt Lake surrounded by Saguaro cacti.

14. Cottonwood Creek Trek: An easy two:and-a-half-miles round trip trek along Cottonwood creek bed which can be dry or flowing depending on recent rainfall levels.

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This site is 6 miles southeast of historic Roosevelt Dam. From Mesa take State Route SR 87/Beeline Highway north for about 60 miles to its junction with SR 188. Turn right onto SR 188 for 33 miles to the junction of SR 88. Continue south on SR 188 for 4 miles to Forest Road FR 82 Windy Hill Recreation Site entrance. Turn left and continue for 2 miles to the site. The entire route is paved.

From the Globe area take SR 188 north for 25 miles to FR 82 Windy Hill Recreation Site entrance, turn right and continue for 2 miles to the site. The entire route is paved.

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