Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests - Welcome
Magnificent Mountain Country
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests has over two million acres filled with incredible experiences and natural wonders that are open to everyone!
Major attractions for visitors from the desert are the Mogollon Rim and eight cold-water lakes. From the Rim’s 7,600 - foot elevation, vista points provide inspiring views of the low lands to the south.
With two million acres, there's something for everyone to see and do!
Lakes and mountains. The Mogollon Rim. The White Mountains. A place of spiritual renewal and more...
Maps for every need, the way you want them: Interactive, Printed, Downloadable
Purchase your passes and permits online or at your destination.
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests are tasked with managing public lands brimming with natural resources and diverse wildlife. We work to protect at-risk species like the Mexican spotted owl and New Mexican jumping mouse, protect the Heber Wild Horse Territory, ensure forest health through safe logging practices, and restore critical ecosystems.
Wildfire risk remains. Avoid using campfires if conditions are dry, hot, or a safe location is not available. If you decide to have a campfire, be sure to drown, stir, and feel the ash to be sure all heat is gone. It is illegal to leave a campfire unattended or use fireworks on National Forest land.
Every Fall the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests hosts a Women in Wildfire Training. This is a fast paced, six-day training where women from around the nation have to opportunity to participate in hands-on wildland fire training in a simulated fire assignment. Everyone is welcome to apply, no experience necessary.
Tonto National Forest: The U.S. General Services Administration will be auctioning off 17 acres of vacant land known as the Cave Creek administrative site beginning Monday, August 15, 2022, at 11 a.m. Central Time. Details and registration are available for download in the Invitation for Bids.