Williams Ranger District

Area Status: Open
Williams Ranger District office

The Williams Ranger District is on the Coconino Plateau and encircles the City of Williams, Arizona. It is one of three districts within the Kaibab National Forest.

The Williams Ranger District is 550,411 acres in size. It contains headwater tributaries of two main watersheds:  the Verde and Colorado Rivers. It has no perennial streams and only a few reliable springs.

The district is cut east and west by Interstate Highway 40. State Highway 64 to the south rim of the Grand Canyon extends to the north. US Highway 180 from Flagstaff to state Highway 64 passes through the northern edge of the district, providing a second route to the Grand Canyon.

Elevations on the district range from 5,500 feet in the southwest to 10,418 feet on Kendrick Mountain near the northeast boundary. Much of the terrain is relatively level except for numerous small knolls, a few mountains, and the escarpment (Mogollon Rim) that cuts diagonally across the southwest section of the forest. The average elevation is approximately 7,000 feet.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Areas for Campground Camping at Williams Ranger District

Group Camping

Areas for Group Camping at Williams Ranger District

Dispersed Camping

Cabin Rentals

Areas for Cabin Rentals at Williams Ranger District

Lake and Pond Fishing

Areas for Lake and Pond Fishing at Williams Ranger District

Horse Camping

Areas for Horse Camping at Williams Ranger District

Big Game Hunting

Big Game Hunting is regulated by the state of Arizona and allowed on the Kaibab National Forest during open seasons with applicable permits. Contact the Arizona Game and Fish Department for more information on open dates and regulations.

Viewing Wildlife

Areas for Viewing Wildlife at Williams Ranger District

Viewing Plants

Areas for Viewing Plants at Williams Ranger District

Visitor Programs

Areas for Visitor Programs at Williams Ranger District

Interpretive Areas

Areas for Interpretive Areas at Williams Ranger District

Visitor Centers

Areas for Visitor Centers at Williams Ranger District


Areas for Picnicking at Williams Ranger District

Boating - Motorized

Areas for Boating - Motorized at Williams Ranger District

Boating - Non-Motorized

Areas for Boating - Non-Motorized at Williams Ranger District

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Areas for XC Skiing/Snowshoeing at Williams Ranger District

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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