In Camp Verde, turn east off Highway 260 onto Oasis Road following signate for river... Website | Directions. The River here is wide and relatively quiet and this is a favorite put-in place for kayakers. Green points represent fishing access such as put-ins and take-outs. Dec. 4. June 23, 2014 Verde Independent . Verde River @ Clarkdale access points closed for maintenance Originally Published: January 6, 2015 12:43 p.m. Tweet. The last mile or so of calm water approaching Granite Reef Diversion Dam features enough water to paddle year round, though it’s more lake-like in that stretch. Region. The Verde River (Yavapai: Haka'he:la) is a major tributary of the Salt River in the U.S. state of Arizona. Stocked with channel catfish in early June and late September. Verde River Access Point (TAPCO), Clarkdale Picture: Main Entrance Sign - Check out Tripadvisor members' 2,508 candid photos and videos. Since the project’s inception in 2011, the Town of Clarkdale has greatly expanded public river access on the Verde River @ Clarkdale, including site improvements at the 69-acre Tuzigoot River Access Point (located at 15 E. Tuzigoot Road) and the June, 2014 opening of the 110-acre Lower TAPCO River Access point (located at 3400 Sycamore Canyon Road). Tubing Madness on the Verde River is the perfect activity for the whole family to enjoy. TAPCO is the acronym for The Arizona Power Company which operated further up the river from 1917 to 1958 for its chief customer, the United Verde Copper Company. LOWER VERDE RIVER Bartlett Dam to Fort McDowell Reservation RANGER DISTRICT Cave Creek Ranger Station 40202 N. Cave Creek Rd. />