It is open for recreational use but the access road to it is not maintained and it requires a high clearance four wheel drive vehicle to reach it, or you can just walk.
The dam lies about 3 miles (4.8 km) to the east of Ash Fork, in Johnson Canyon, and about 15 miles (24 km) west of Williams, Arizona. Take the County Line Road Exit (148) off of I-40 about 1.5 miles east of Ash Fork. Turn north and cross the cattle guard. Immediately past it is a dirt road to the right which is the utility line maintenance road 1601.