East Verde Crossings Day Use Areas
East Verde Crossings Day Use Areas

East Verde Crossings Day Use Areas

East Verde Day Use Crossings is open with restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; please note a few listed below:

No social gatherings in groups more than 8.

Practice appropriate social distancing by maintaining 6 feet from other visitors.

Practice good hygiene (avoid touching face, wash hands regularly or use hand sanitizer, sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow, disinfect used items and surfaces).

Please stay home if you are exhibiting any symptoms.

For inquiries, please call us directly at (928) 468-7135. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

  • East Verde Crossings Day Use Areas are perfect for any day trip that you have planned for fishing, picnicking, and water activities. You can see a variety of wildlife along with the beautiful scenery that Payson, AZ, has to offer.


    • Bird Watching Bird Watching
    • Hiking/Trekking Hiking/Trekking
    • Pet Friendly Pet Friendly
    • Wildlife Watching Wildlife Watching


    Day Use

    Seeking refuge from the summer heat, visitors flock to the forest's rivers and lakes, as well as to the calm streams and the cool shade of tall pines in the Mogollon Rim. There is no trash service provided in the day use areas, so the rule is "pack it in, pack it out."