Pinetop-Lakeside – A Perfect Place to live, work & play!
Pinetop-Lakeside is a community located in the scenic White Mountains of Arizona. Pinetop-Lakeside, at an elevation of 6,900 feet, is known for its extensive tourism and recreational activities, proximity to the world’s largest stand of ponderosa pine, and for an outstanding quality of life.
Pinetop-Lakeside is surrounded by the natural beauty of the White Mountains, the Apache/Sitgreaves National Forest and the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, hunting and fishing are popular recreational activities. Camping and picnic facilities are provided throughout the area. The White Mountain Trail system provides over 180 miles of developed multi-use trails.Founded in the early 1880’s by Mormon pioneers, Lakeside derived its name from the area’s lakes, and Pinetop derived its name from the nickname of a saloon keeper who served the Fort Apache soldiers. The two communities of Pinetop and Lakeside incorporated as one town in 1984.
Pinetop-Lakeside is noted for its golf courses and Woodland Lake Park with its excellent recreational facilities. Cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding, and ice fishing can be enjoyed during the winter. So come and celebrate the seasons in Pinetop-Lakeside!
Of all the areas to visit, travelers would be hard-pressed to find a region that offers more – more natural beauty, more history and culture, more recreation, more adventure, more memories – than Arizona’s White Mountains.
Here, sunny skies and four classic seasons enhance a variety of activities. In winter visitors can enjoy sledding or tobogganing, snow boarding, ice-fishing, and, of course, world-class downhill skiing and cross-country skiing. Miles of groomed trails and first-rate facilities draw enthusiasts from around the world.
Spring, too, is a special time. Frozen lakes and streams open themselves to fishermen (some of the best fishing of the year can be found in spring) boaters, hikers and sightseer’s. Meadow grasses turn green and wildflowers dot the landscape. As the earth rejuvenates, so does the spirit.
In summer, with stubborn patches of gleaming snows still clinging to her summits, the White Mountains offer visitors a variety of scenic attractions and an unlimited array of outdoor activities. Some 50 alpine lakes and 800 miles of cold, crystal clear rivers and springs draw visitors throughout the season to this mountain playground.
Autumn is for many their favorite season, when the land and its inhabitants prepare for the coming snows. The White Mountains offer a change of colors to rival any in the nation, with the added pleasure of relative solitude. Wildlife is abundant, trails are not crowded.
In the White Mountains, whatever the season, whatever your interest, it’s always the right time to visit and you are always welcome!