Tonto National Forest Offices

The Tonto National Forest is managed regionally at the Tonto Supervisor's Office and six ranger district offices. You can find assistance by calling the office for the area you need information.

  • Supervisor's Office

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    Address: 2324 E. McDowell Road Phoenix, Arizona 85006
    Phone: (602) 225-5200
    Fax: (602) 225-5295
    TTY: (602) 225-5395
    Hours: Tues. & Thurs.(9:00-4:00 p.m.) closed 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Please Note: The Supervisor's Office is not currently offering virtual services over the phone. Please contact one of our district ranger offices for forest information or to buy passes or maps.

The Tonto National Forest Supervisor provides leadership, strategic direction and forest policy guidance. This leadership includes long-range forest planning, ecosystems analyses and facilities planning. The Supervisor’s Office also works with congressional, regional, tribal, local, and state governments, businesses, interest groups and individuals. Located in the Metro-Phoenix area, the Supervisor’s Office provides an urban contact point for information relating to all aspects of management of the Tonto National Forest .

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Ranger Districts

Cave Creek Ranger District

  • Cave Creek Ranger District

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    Address: 40202 North Cave Creek Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85262
    Phone: (480) 595-3300
    Fax: (480) 595-3346
    Hours: Mon.-Fri. (8:00-4:30) closed 12-12:30 p.m. daily

Cave Creek Ranger District consists of over 570,000 acres (approximately 230,000 hectares) of Desert, Semi-Desert Grassland, Chaparral, and Pinyon-Juniper types of vegetation. The Verde River flows through this entire district; Horseshoe and Bartlett Reservoirs are located here.

From the junction of Pima Road and Cave Creek Road, drive northeast up Cave Creek Road for approximately 4 miles to Bartlett Road (Forest Road 19). Drive down Bartlett Road for approximately 0.3 miles to the entrance of the Cave Creek Ranger Station which is on the left.

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Globe Ranger District

  • Globe Ranger District

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    Address: 7680 S. Six Shooter, Canyon Rd., Globe, Arizona 85501
    Phone: (928) 402-6200
    Fax: (928) 402-6292
    Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. Fri. (7:45-4:30) closed 11:45-12:30 p.m. daily

The Globe Ranger District is located north, south, and west of the city of Globe , and borders both the Fort Apache and San Carlos Indian Reservations. The district consists of approximately 450,000 acres (approximately 182,000 hectares) of Desert, Chaparral, and Pinyon-Juniper types of vegetation, as well as a small area of Ponderosa Pine. The Upper Salt River flows through much of this district.

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Mesa Ranger District

  • Mesa Ranger District

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    Address: 5140 E. Ingram St., Mesa, Arizona 85205
    Phone: (480) 610-3300
    Fax: (480) 610-3346
    Hours: Mon.-Fri. (8:00-4:30) closed 12-12:30 p.m. daily

The Mesa Ranger District is located north and east of the town of Apache Junction, and consists of approximately 430,000 acres (approximately 170,000 hectares) of Desert, Semi-desert Grassland, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper types of vegetation as well as a small area of Ponderosa Pine. The very popular Lower Salt River, Saguaro Lake and Canyon Lake are located on this district.

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Payson Ranger District

  • Payson Ranger District

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    Address: 1009 E. Highway 260, Payson, Arizona 85541
    Phone: (928) 474-7900
    Fax: (928) 474-7966
    Hours: Mon.-Fri. (8:00-4:30) closed 12:30-1:30 p.m. daily
    Passes and Permits are not sold after 4:00 pm.

The Payson Ranger District is located on all four side of the town of Payson , and continues north to the Mogollon Rim. It consists of approximately 450,000 acres (approximately 182,000 hectares) of Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper, and Ponderosa Pine types of vegetation. The Verde River and several trout streams pass through this district.

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Pleasant Valley Ranger District

The Pleasant Valley Ranger District is located on all four sides of the town of Young, and it continues north to the Mogollon Rim and east to the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The district consists of approximately 420,000 acres (approximately 170,000 hectares) of Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper, as well as significant areas of scattered Ponderosa Pine-Juniper types of vegetation.

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Tonto Basin Ranger District

  • Tonto Basin Ranger District

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    Address: P.O. Box 450, Forest Road 63, Young, Arizona 85554

    Address: 28079 N. Az Highway 188, Roosevelt, Arizona 85545
    Phone: (602) 225-5395
    Fax: (928) 467-3239
    Hours:Tues. - Fri. 9:00 - 4:00 p.m. closed 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The Tonto Basin Ranger District is located northwest of Globe and south of Payson. The district consists of approximately 530,000 acres (approximately 210,000 hectares) of Desert, Semi-Desert Grassland, Chaparral types of vegetation, as well as a few scattered areas of Ponderosa Pine. Roosevelt Lake (the largest lake totally within Arizona) and Apache Lake are within this district.