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Explore Whiteriver, the seat of tribal government for the White Mountain Apache Tribe in east-central Arizona. In the heart of this mountain playground, the area offers excellent fishing lakes, trout streams, and campsites.

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With gorgeous Mount Baldy as a backdrop, Whiteriver is a setting ideal for outdoor fun.

Whiteriver’s elevation ranges from 2,600 feet in Salt River Canyon on the southwest corner of the reservation to over 11,400 feet at the top of Mount Baldy, one of the tribe’s sacred peaks. The land holds some of the richest wildlife habitats in the state, and more than 400 miles of streams – home to the Apache trout, a species brought back from the brink of extinction through the efforts of the tribe and its partners.

Visitors to the area enjoy camping beneath towering pine trees, taking in breathtaking views along the hiking trails, and breathing the fresh, mountain air while fishing in the abundant streams. Learn more about the area and its history at Fort Apache Historic Park, which houses the White Mountain Apache Cultural Center and the Kinishba ruins, where you can see meticulous stonework from as long ago as A.D. 800.

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White Mountain Apache Tribe | 201 E. Walnut St. | Whiteriver, AZ | (928) 338-4346 |

County It all started How High? Head Count
Navajo 1923 5,246ft 4,104

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