- Bartlett Lake is the closest lake to the Phoenix area on the Verde River. It is 22 miles east of Carefree. Upper Bartlett Lake, Rattlesnake and South Cove recreation sites provide areas for camping with trailers, picnicking, fishing and boating and are open year-round. The Jojoba Boating Site provides a paved launching ramp, except during low water levels. A new marina facility, which provides a variety of services, is available. Fishing at Bartlett can produce largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie. The road to Bartlett is paved.
Recreation - Recreational activities include fishing, boating and camping.
Climate - Temperatures range from lows near 25 degrees F. in the months of December and January to highs that may exceed 115 degrees F. from July through September. Precipitation generally ranges from 2 to 8 inches per year.
Bartlett Lake is the closest lake to the Phoenix area on the Verde River. It is 22 miles east of Carefree.