Adopt-A-Site is a great way for an existing group of six or more people to assist the Forest Service in maintaining a Developed Recreation Site.  Numerous sites are available along the Verde and Salt Rivers.

Duties vary by site and are likely include:

  • Light vegetation maintenance — pruning, lopping, removing grass and weeds
  • Painting tables, ramadas, restrooms, curbs, dumpsters
  • Cleaning debris from curbs and drainages
  • Removing graffiti and reporting vandalism
  • Removing trash, including broken glass
  • Cleaning out cold fire pits/grills
  • Kiosk Maintenance
  • Scrubbing  picnic tables 
  • Assuring toilet paper is available in the restrooms, sweeping and mopping floors 

Let us know if your group would like to assist the Forest Service by adopting a site! 


Boeing Employees adopt Boulder Recreation Site

Boeing employees adopted Boulder Recreation Area on Canyon Lake.  After getting the site all cleaned up they gather for a picnic to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Phoenix Asian American Lions Club adopt Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Site

The Phoenix Asian American Lion’s Club adopted Rattlesnake Cove Recreation Area on Bartlett Lake. This group’s weeding and painting has really made the site look great.  We don’t have a picture, but understand that they also celebrate a job well done with a picnic.