Viewing Wildlife

With a wide range of habitats on the Forest, from the only alpine tundra in the state down to lowland desert, the Forest is biologically rich, supporting a diversity of wildlife and fish populations. The Forest is home to over 500 vertebrate species, including at least 300 species of birds, almost 100 species of mammals, a wide variety of herpetefauna (amphibians and reptiles), 16 native fish species, as well as many invertebrates.

The wildlife and fish resources of the Forest are among the most diverse and unique within the Southwestern Region. See Wildlife & Fisheries...

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Viewing Wildlife Areas

  • Flagstaff Ranger District area description
  • Arizona Nordic Village in the Summer
  • Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail
  • Upper Lake Mary
  • Marshall Lake
  • Mormon Lake
  • Schultz Tank
  • Mogollon Rim Ranger District area description
  • C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir
  • Knoll Lake
  • Red Rock Ranger District area description
  • Crescent Moon Picnic Site
  • Fossil Creek area description
  • Oak Creek Canyon area description
  • Banjo Bill Picnic Site
  • Bootlegger Picnic Area
  • Call of the Canyon Picnic Site
  • Encinoso Picnic Site
  • Red Rock Ranger District Visitor Center
  • Stoneman Lake
  • Verde River
  • Wet Beaver Creek area description
  • Beaver Creek Day Use Picnic Site
  • White Bridge Picnic Site
  • West Clear Creek area description
  • Clear Creek Day Use Picnic Site

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities