Welcome to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

 

 

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, administered as one national forest,  encompasses 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 about the Forest » 

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

 

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Second Knoll Target Range

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Target shooting can be a fun and rewarding activity for the whole family and a great way to enjoy our public lands. As fire season progresses and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest moves into Stage II fire restrictions, opportunities for dispersed target shooting become limited. Fortunately there is a great facility for target shooting located on the National Forest that remains open despite the restrictions. Located about six miles east of Show Low, AZ on FR 206, the Second Knoll Shooting Range is operated by White Mountain Shooters Association and funded by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and their grant program. 


Fires… What to Know Before You Visit the National Forest

For many folks, one of the highlights of visiting the national forests is enjoying a peaceful evening in front of the campfire. Before you head to the woods, however, it's important to know if you can have a fire or not. 


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Spotlights

Camp Host Positions Available

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Rim Lakes Recreation Area on the Mogollon Rim seeks motivated individuals and/or couples to fill several Camp Host positions for the 2021 summer season. 

Women In Fire Fighting

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Across the nation, women hold more than 6,500 career firefighting positions. We have several of those special women and one works on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests,

 




Four Forest Restoration Initiative

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

What it takes to become a firefighter

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



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