Bartlett Lake is a reservoir that is best known for its sport fishing. Numerous fish species inhabit the lake, including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, sunfish, crappie, crayfish and flathead catfish.
The 815 hectare lake is also great for swimming, water skiing and sailing, with its shoreline offering picnicking and barbequing. There are also a number of places to enjoy camping in the area, though the marina does have rooms for rent.
Bartlett Lake was formed by the damming of the Verde River in 1939. It sits around 77kms from Phoenix, within the Tonto National Forest. The lake is quite beautiful, being surrounding by wildflowers, cactus and hills.