I moved here about a year and a half ago and unfortunatly have not got my boat here yet. Long story work related. I lurk around here and read the local posts. Anyway I stoped by the ranger station on the bartlet dam road (Tonto Forest) and spent about an hour with a ranger discussing the river section above Bartlet. This was a few days before the cave creek fire last year. I wonder if any of you know where the "wild" river starts/ends and the lake begins. I read where you guys and gals like to fish up the river. That would be my preferance also. The ranger I spoke with suggested that most poeple did not know about the "wild river" section. I am just wondering is it marked with signs? I believe that is a bald eagle nesting area in the winter. The water level is probably to low then to go up there anyway. He did not come right out and get specific, but in a round about way said water level did not matter. The wild section of the river starts in a specific place. He also said that power boats were not allowed up ther anytime. He pointed at a spot on the map. Like I said it was about a year ago, I don't remember exactly.I am not tring to start somethig here. I just want to know if it is marked. I would like to hear any comments about going up the river, how deep is it. etc... Thanks to all who participate here I do enjoy reading your posts. It is the closest thing I have had to actual fishing.