Marked by a wide, deep pool on Anthony Creek, Blue Bend Recreation Area has become a refreshing summer handout for camping, nature hikes, fishing, picnics and the spontaneous swim.
Facilities. Single-family, wooded campsites and 2 picnic shelters are available. Each campsite has its own parking spur, picnic table, campfire ring, trash bin and lantern post. The large group picnic shelter accommodates 75 people and can be reserved during popular summer months. Flush toilets, running water and showers are available in summer, with vault toilets and pump water available during the spring and fall seasons.
Keep in mind, campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Hiking. The 5-mile Blue Bend Loop Trail connects to the Anthony Creek Trail and offers 3 scenic overlooks and a trail shelter for overnight use.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Blue Bend is open for camping, swimming and the bathhouses are open, too. Camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis.