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That area (and there may be more) is at the east end of the lake, near where the Salt River enters the lake. For our purposes, we chose the Schoolhouse Point boat ramp as our base of operations. We did this trip as a base camp weekend, but this area could easily be explored as a day trip, or even in smaller segments as a half-day trip.
We spent a long weekend on the lake, equating to one full day of paddling, and two half-days on either end to account for travel time to and from Tucson. We stayed in the Mesquite Loop of the campground there. The Mesquite Loop is the closest to the lake.
The boat ramp at Schoolhouse Point is long and wide, and makes for the easiest way to launch. We discovered that it was best to drive down to the water, unload the yaks, and then park the truck instead of hauling the kayaks up and down the ramp on foot.
It is an odd thing to explore the desert on a large lake, having somewhat of a surreal quality, but I can't say that the lake distracts from the beauty of the surroundings (shoreline trash not withstanding). Presumably because lake levels fluctuate so much, the shoreline vegetation is rarely lush, if it exists at all, so one never gets the sense that he/she is not firmly ensconced in a desert.
At this end of the lake, which is far more shallow than most parts, the skeletons of flooded willows and cottonwoods abound, which offers paddlers adequate barriers to keep most motor boats out of the area without acting as too much of a barrier to paddle craft. There certainly are areas that are too dense to paddle through, but a way through or around is usually not too difficult to find.
I've got a more complete trip report with more pictures on my website at: http://www.thebeckoning.com/explorations/onthewater/roosevelt2006/roosevelt2006.html
If you want to contact me, you can do so through the link above.
The next time I go to Roosevelt, I want to try the Tonto Creek end, which is supposed to be similar, and by some accounts, nicer.
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