Boaters, anglers and other outdoor recreationists are advised that there is an algae bloom at Bartlett Lake. Some algae blooms can make people and pets sick. Harmful blue-green algae can:

Boating and fishing are acceptable activities, but in waters with visible algae, please:

It’s uncertain how long the bloom will affect the lake, but previous blooms have typically lasted for 1-2 weeks. Visitors can contact the U.S. Forest Service Cave Creek Ranger District for up-to-date info on lake conditions, and the Tonto National Forest will continue to provide updates. For more info about harmful algae:

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