Saguaro Lake Cove
A great place to hang out for a day or a weekend. Free camping is available at the beach and there is a good staging area just past the large gate at the trailhead.
Take Bush Hwy. northeast from Phoenix to Saguaro Lake. Go about a mile past road to marina and turn right on Butcher Jones Road. After 2 miles, you'll circle around loop of Butcher Jones Recreation Area. Gate is on north side of loop.