The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests eastern center of Arizona.
Where is this Forest?


Click here for the latest on campground openings

 Welcome to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

There are NO fire restrictions on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Smokey Bear


Districts on the Apache-Sitgreaves


Click on map to open it in a new window

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, administered as one national forest, encompass over two million acres of magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona. The Sitgreaves National Forest was named for Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves, a government topographical engineer who conducted the first scientific expedition across Arizona in the early 1850’s Read more»

On the Sitgreaves, the major attractions for the visitors from the desert are the Mogollon Rim and eight cold-water lakes. From the Mogollon Rim’s 7,600- foot elevation, vista points provide inspiring views of the low lands to the south. The Rim (pronounced: muggy-own) extends two hundred miles from Flagstaff into western New Mexico.


The Apache National Forest ranges in elevation from 3,500 feet to nearly 11,500 feet and is named for the tribes that settled in this area. The area from Mount Baldy east to Escudilla Mountain is often referred to as the White Mountains of Arizona. From the edge of the Mogollon Rim south of Hannagan Meadow the land drops precipitously into the high desert around Clifton. 

Inciweb Icon

Twitterbird Icon Flickr Icon You Tube Icon

Facebook Logo

Image of Twitter symbol

Recent News


Apache-Sitgreaves Fuel Treatments, White Mtn. Stewardship, & the San Juan Fire

White Mountain Stewardship Project (WMS) and wildlife habitat treatments aid in moderating fire behavior on the San Juan fire. In addition to the Coon Mountain prescribed fire, completed in November of 2012, also assisted firefighters in controlling the San Juan Fire by reducing hazardous fuels and removing decadent brush. Funding and support where provided by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and the Habitat Partnership committee. The Burn was completed by fire personnel from the Springerville, Alpine, and Lakeside Ranger Districts. 

Heber Wild Horse Territory in Heber-Overgaard

Wild Horses

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests have re-started the process of developing a management plan for the Heber Wild Horse Territory in Heber-Overgaard, Arizona.  We are expecting to have a final Environmental Impact Statement by 2016. 

View More Features


What it takes to become a firefighter

Fire Fighter

The Heart of  a Firefighter is a video about the passion and drive it takes to become a firefigher . . . 

New Mexico Meadow Jumping Mouse

Jumping Mouse

Click here for information on the recent listing of the mouse.  Summary and background information, links to projects and reference material and more.


The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ (ASNFs) Travel Management Rule

Travel Management

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ (ASNFs) Travel Management Rule project is on hold until spring 2015. 

Four Forest Restoration Initiative

Four national forests are actively engaged in a collaborative, landscape-scale initiative designed to restore fire-adapted ecosystems in the

View More Spotlights