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Whether you're buying or selling White Mountains Arizona Property, Bruce & Pam Wachter have the experience knowledge, and friendly attitude to make the process pleasant for you!  Call us for all your White Mountains Arizona Real Estate needs!

The Show Low Arizona and White Mountains Arizona area is best known for the beautiful pine forests and cool climate of the White Mountains and the Mogollon Plateau that makes it a wonderful place to visit, and an irresitible place to call home! Enjoy Four Seasons activities-- fishing, hunting, hiking, skiing, backpacking, camping and other popular outdoor activities here in Arizona's Beautiful White Mountains.

White Mountains Arizona Regional Development

The Best Bike Trails

Arizona's Undiscovered Trout Streams

Guided Trout Fishing

Find the Fish

Find the Best Hiking Trails

Hiking Activities, Advisories

Home to Historic Fort Apache, the White Mountain Apache Reservation offers something for everyone

Four Seasons Fun - Great lodge & horseback riding, skiing, etc., in Arizona's High Country

Horseback riding, hay rides, fishing and more

White Mountains Birding Information

A Guide to Arizona Star-Gazing

White Mountains Scenic Highway

White Mountain Apache Tribe Reservation - The Handbook (Includes campgrounds, lakes, fees and activities)

Mountain Bike Trails

White Mountain Recreation Areas

  • Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area (928) 537-3680
    Open Daily 8AM-6PM; Admission $5/Vehicle; Camping $10-$15.
    Fishing, swimming and boating allowed in the lake covering the former town of Ayers. Campground inside 100-foot tall pine trees. Follow SR-260 2 miles west from Show Low, then right on Old Linden Rd.

  • Pinetop-Lakeside (928) 367-4290
    Twin towns firsted founded by Mormon pioneers in 1878 and later incorporated as a resort community in 1984 situated on the edge of the Mogollon Rim. This is a very popular spot for wintersports, fishing, camping and hiking. Also here is the Hon-Dah Casino - Open 24 Hours (520) 369-0299.

  • Sunrise Ski Area (928) 735-7669
    Open Daily 9AM-4:30PM Nov-Apr Only.

  • Lyman Lake State Park (928) 337-4441
    Open Daily 8AM-6PM; Admission $4/Vehicle; Camping $10-$15.
    Located 11 miles south of St. Johns on US-191. 1,180 acre park is home to a small herd of buffalo and other wildlife. Lake is popular for waterskiing during summer. Tours available of indian ruins and prehistoric rock art.

    Camping Areas with map links

    Aspen Campground
    Bear Canyon Lake
    Black Canyon Rim
    Canyon Point
    Chevelon Crossing
    Christopher Creek
    Christopher Group
    Cibecue Creek
    Clints Well
    Colcord Ridge
    Flowing Spring
    Haigler Canyon
    Houston Mesa
    Knoll Lake Lockett Meadow
    Lower Tonto Creek
    Ponderosa Group
    Reynolds Creek
    Rose Creek
    Upper Canyon Creek
    Upper Tonto Creek
    Valentine Ridge
    Verde Glen
    Water Wheel
    Workman Creek

    Hundreds of day-use sites will be removed from the fee program
    by: USDA Forest Service Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests June 14, 2005

    WASHINGTON, June 9, 2005 -- U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service today announced significant adjustments to its recreation fee sites nationwide, removing hundreds of day use sites from the fee program, which will result in a higher quality recreation experience for the American public.

    "Recreation on federal lands has grown tremendously over the past several years, and the rec-fee program has been a valuable tool for allowing forest managers to meet visitor demands for enhanced visitor facilities and services," said Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth. "The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act raises the bar for sites to qualify for charging fees so that the public can enjoy more amenities at such sites."

    The REA, signed into law last December by President Bush, permits federal land management agencies to continue charging modest fees at campgrounds, rental cabins and other high-impact recreation areas on federal lands. The majority of fees are reinvested at the site where they were collected to operate, maintain and enhance service, such as trails, toilet facilities, boat ramps and interpretive exhibits.

    Since then, all Forest Service units that charged recreation fees under the old "fee demo" program reviewed their current fee sites and determined whether or not their sites meet requirements as outlined under REA. As a result, approximately 500 day-use sites (like trailheads and picnic areas) will be removed this year from the program because they do not meet the qualifications of a fee site, which include having designated developed parking, a permanent toilet facility and security services. No recreation sites on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests will be affected as all fee sites are under contract to a concessionaire and were never a part of the "fee demo" program.

    The Forest Service will continue to implement the provisions of REA in a careful manner and in coordination with those who enjoy recreation activities to achieve the greatest degree of public satisfaction possible. The Act requires public involvement whenever changes occur in the fee program, and the establishment of Recreation Resource Advisory Councils, which will provide recommendations for establishing any new fees.

    Millions of people each year visit their national forests and grasslands and the vast majority of all of the Forest Services services are free. In all, the Forest Service manages 193 million acres, including 122,000 campsites, 11,000 picnic sites, 133,000 miles of trail as well as many cabin rentals, boat launches and other facilities.

    To find out about fee changes in your area, contact your local forest.

    For further information please visit U.S. Recreation Programs Info