Flowing Springs is one of a string of communities along the East Verde River just outside of Payson, Arizona. This community is amidst the Tonto National Forest and offers a rare opportunity to live in a home where you can hear the river flow from your front porch.
Flowing Springs is located down Flowing Springs Road, which also offers some of the best camping and fishing spots in Rim country. The dirt road ends at a gate, which protects Flowing Springs residents from traffic. It also blocks the encroachment of the summer crowds that flock to the stream for the several miles before the river-hugging road hits the gate.
The Forest Service has banned the overnight use of the string of informal campsites along the river, in order to protect this precious riparian area.