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Peaceful Spot Along the Salt River near Phoenix

Blue Point Recreation Area is a great place to enjoy the natural beauty and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert.

Blue Point Recreation Area, Mesa – 1 mile out and back to a sandy beach along the Salt River. The trail begins behind the restroom in the far back parking lot area. A $10 Tonto Day Pass is required, and can be purchased across the road at the Pebble Beach Recreation Area kiosk.

More places we love along the Salt River can be found here.

Blue Point Recreation Area is a small but scenic site on the Lower Salt River in Mesa, Arizona. It is a popular spot for tubing, fishing, birdwatching, and picnicking. It has a large beach, a mesquite grove, and a view of the cliffs on the north side. It is part of the Tonto National Forest and requires a recreation pass to enter. It is open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, but may be closed due to flash flooding or increased water levels.


  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

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