Horseshoe Dam

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Horseshoe Dam and Reservoir

The Horseshoe Dam is a dam located North of Phoenix, Arizona. The dam is 1,500 feet (460 m) long, 144 feet high and was built between 1944-46. The dam forms the Horseshoe Lake as it slows the passage of the Verde River. The dam was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.

Just below Horseshoe Dam is some of Arizona's best fishing. Popular spots include: Catfish Point and Mesquite Cove. You can take a small boat on the Verde River just below Horseshoe Dam, but take caution as the current can push you down river if SRP is release heavy water from the dam.

You can catch a variety of fish below the dam including large mouth bass, Flathead and Channel catfish, carp and a variety of sunfish.

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Coordinates: 33°59′01″N 111°42′32″W / 33.98361°N 111.70889°W / 33.98361; -111.70889