Lush meadows, towering mountain peaks, crystal-clear streams and deep blue lakes attract Arizona residents and tourists to the White Mountains. Whether fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking or passing through, you'll find the high country's recreational sites well-developed and well-maintained. The high country is covered with ponderosa pine, spruce, fir and aspen trees. Wildflowers decorate the rolling green meadows and lush ferns and moss carpet the forest floors. enjoy your camping experience, but always remember to treat Mother Nature with respect
Throughout all twelve months of the year in Northern Arizona, one can usually find ideal conditions for camping. Camping sites are spread over the entire White Mountain area in a variety of terrains and elevations for nature lovers to enjoy. The 1.6 million acres of the White Mountain Apache reservation contain some of the state's cleanest and most well-maintained campsites. The higher elevations boast lush green forests of pine, spruce, fir and aspen trees while the lower country is covered with pinion pine, juniper, sycamore, and oak trees. Both are interspersed with rolling meadows and wildflowers.
The White Mountain Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation division manages the wildlife resources and issues the permits required for picknicing, camping, fishing, and hunting. The department maintains more than 1,000 campsites complete with tables, fireplaces, sanitary facilities and other amenities. Campgrounds at Hawley Lake, Horseshoe Cienega and Reservation Lake are adjacent to store and boat rental concessions. The largest campsite at Sunrise Lake has 200 family units and a nearby boat rental and general merchandise outlet at Sunrise Resort
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National Forest Camping Regulations
* A family consists of a husband, and wife and their unmarried children 18 or younger. A married child and his/her spouse and children constitute another family. Friends are required to have a separate permit.
For campground information Please Call 1-877-444-6777 .
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
P.O. Box 640
Springerville, AZ 85938
Phone: (928) 333-4301
Lakeside Ranger Station