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
Bear Canyon Lake
Black Canyon Rim
Lower Tonto Creek
Upper Canyon Creek
Upper Tonto 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