Salt River - Lower Salt

Phon D Sutton

Access Details

Type Park-n-Play
Name Phon D Sutton

The parking area and river put-in or take out or play area with the funny name, this is a popular destination for swimming and BBQ by the riverside in summer months. The Verde river joins the Salt at the first of two large parking lots you will come to and due to some very large stone formations, the river splits into multiple channels. These offer several beginner friendly pourovers and waves with easy ability to cycle back around at higher water and play repeatedly. Because of the influx of Verde river water and the fact that the two rivers together are used to feed the City's water needs, one can always put in here even when the up stream guage says that the Salt is too low to run. From here down though, the current will get progressively slower even at the highest levels, so past the play area expect to paddle to reach the end. Like most of the areas on this stretch of river, a Tonto Pass is required to park and pit toilet restrooms are available.

Vehicle Access All Vehicles
Camping Allowed? No
Boat Ramp? No
Water Available? No
Coordinates Lat: 33.546594
Long: -111.66026
Elevation 1328.0 Feet

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