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Bartlett Lake In Arizona

Bartlett Lake, Arizona

Boating, camping and fishing.

A nice boating lake located on the Verde River in central Arizona, Bartlett Lake is an easy 45-minute drive northeast of Carefree AZ. Head northeast from Carefree on the Cave Creek road to the Bartlett Dam Road turnoff. Amenities at this 2,800-acre lake include a marina and store, boat slips and boat rentals, paved boat launch and a sheriff station. There are numerous camping areas located around the lake which are accessible by road, other camping ares are accessible only by boat. Bass are the primary target of anglers heading to Bartlett Lake. This desert lake offers a variety of structure and cover. Much of the lake is comprised of flooded areas of de-composed granite. Other sections are strewn with giant boulders. The upper reaches of the river end of the lake offer brush and vegetation for bass and other species. The main food source for bass in Bartlett Lake are threadfin shad.

Area Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES (Primitive)
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NO
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

Camping

Primitive campsites located along the west side of the lake. Other primitive places to camp are located in areas accessible via boat.

Bartlett Lake Map

Fishing

Fish species found in Bartlett Lake include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie and bluegill.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie Bluegill

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Local Contact Information

Bartlett Lake Marina
20808 Bartlett Dam Rd
Rio Verde, AZ 85263
480 221-0503

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