To get to Dirty Shirt, drive past South Park Rd. (the road you turn on to get to Desert Tortoise). After you loop around on that road and start heading towards the lake again you’ll see a road on the left. That goes to Dirty Shirt. It’s easy to miss because you almost have to u turn to get to it. If you make it all the way to the Ranger Station, just turn around and look for it on the way back. On weekends you’ll see a lot of activity there too.
Either side of the ramp you can get some depth…. This last weekend we dove on the east side of the ramp…the right side…. there is a gated ramp off to the right…we carried our gear do the bottom of that road where the gate is and dove off the left side …. you will drop down and follow the bottom as it continues down several drop offs…to a sandy bottom…follow the bottom to your left and you just keep going down…. you will be getting closer to the shore line in between the ramp and the gated road that you came down…. We hit 94 ft there…
Ron “Reef Man”
One of my favorite sites. Biesmeyer Point looks like old “Sparky” the ASU Sun Devil (my alma mater). Head with horns. Off the right horn (east) there is a road that goes underwater and comes up about 3/4 of a mile away. When the water is high, the deepest depth is 100′. A 5 foot culvert goes under the road and a George Washington statue is in the right hand lane. Nice rocks and formations off the east side.
The spillways are just to the west of the 10 lane boat ramp. It’s kind of an unofficial campground for people with travel trailers and RVs because it is cement. There are two, one dirt, one cement.
We checked out Desert Tort. but that place was a zoo. So we went over the ridge to Two Cow instead, the cove is ok, we found the road and followed it north hit about 60 feet or so (65 max Nitek), found some walls not much else. Second dive we swam out towards Deseert Tort. followed the road, saw a big Catfish and the viz got real bad fast as we went around the bend.