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Visit Pine, Arizona, and experience the fun of Arizona’s rim country, from hiking and camping to fishing and boating.

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A mild climate, fresh mountain air, fertile soil, and, of course, plenty of towering pine trees… It’s easy to see why Pine’s original settlers – a group of four Mormon families – decided to call this spot home in the late 19th century. 

Their roots took hold, and this small community that hugs the scenic Mogollon Rim between Payson and Camp Verde continues to thrive. Notable sights within the town include the historic post office, established in 1884, and the Pine-Strawberry Museum, which opened in 1979 and takes its name from Pine and its sister community of Strawberry. Featuring artifacts that focus on the prehistory and history of towns, this gem is a must-see during your visit.

Looking to get out of town for a bit? Nearby Bear Canyon Lake and Knoll Lake offer plenty of outdoor fun. Pitch a tent, cast a line for rainbow, brown, and brook trout, or just enjoying taking a boat out on the sparkling water.


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For Visitor information

Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center | 100 W. Main St. | Payson, AZ | (928) 474-4515 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Gila 1879 5,369ft 1,963

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