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Windy Hill Recreation Site

Name: Windy Hill Recreation Site

Windy Hill Recreation Site is set on some hills on the southern shore of Roosevelt Lake NE of Phoenix, AZ. Windy Hill Campground is huge, sadly most goes unused. When the campgrounds on Roosevelt Lake were built the BLM expected alot more traffic then has actually happened. At the time of our visit only Javelina, Chipmonk and Coyote loops were open and there were several open campsites. There are huge parking lots for boats and trailers which were mostly empty but  it was a pleasant stay and one I would do again if in the area.

Campsites: The campsites are situated on a gentle slope. The roads are paved while the driveways are gravel and the sites are dirt. The sites have a cement pad with a picnic table all covered by a metal cabana. Each campsite also has a fire ring with attached grate. Most campsites have a tree which may or may not provide shade in a useful location. The campground is very open with little to no privacy.

Host on Site: Yes

Water: Yes but not as a hook up.

Garbage Services: Yes

Electricity Available: No

Restroom: There are very nice restrooms with flushing toilets, lavs and showers. The showers were closed due to COVID restriction as of October 2020.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Firewood: No

Pets: Pets are welcome but must bekept on a leash when not confined.

Picnic Area: Yes there are picnic table in multiple locations such as the boat launches and another on the hill top by a small family cemetery.

Recreation: Camping, fishing, scenic drives, boating, kayaking, canoeing, hiking and don't forget your camera. You might enjoy visiting the cave dwelling at Tonto National  Monument.

Fishing: You are likely to catch flathead catfish, channel catfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and bluegill in Roosevelt Lake.

Boating: There are large boat launches for both fish and power boats here.

Swimming: Sand was brought in to create beaches, some fail to hold while others are okay.

Hiking: There are several trails in the area.

Wildlife: While walking our dog one evening I found a group of Javelinas wandering through the campground eating the accorns that had fallen from the trees. They can be aggressive so I kept my distance but it was fun to see them.

Additional Camping Opportunities: Other campground on Lake Roosevelt include Schoolhouse Point, Cholla, Frazier and Indian Point.

Nearby Services: We found gas, fishing tackle and a few grocery items like sodas, snacks and such at Spring Creek Store.

RV Dumping Site: There is a RV dumping station in Cholla Recreation Site.

Nearest Shower: Yes on site.

Location/Driving instructions: From Phoenix, AZ follow this GoogleMap.

Coordinates: 33.650074,-111.086132

Elevation: 2180 Feet

Reviewed Date: October 2020

Fees And Reservations: For the currrent fee schedule and/or to reserve your campsite go to

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