The Horseshoe Recreation site is available for camping (14 units), camp trailers, picnicking, fishing and boating. Like Bartlett, it is open year-round.
Boating and fishing at Horseshoe Lake depends on the regular fluctuations in water elevations. It is routine for SRP to nearly drain the reservoir in the summer to provide water for the metropolitan area. The Ocotillo Boating Site provides a launch ramp for smaller boats.
Horseshoe Lake is 10 miles north of Bartlett Lake on the Verde River. It can be reached by a well-marked turnoff from the road to Bartlett Lake.