Temperatures in the Arizona White Mountains average 25 to 30 degrees lower than those found in the Phoenix and Tucson desert areas, making for a cool escape or a weekend getaway.
Coming to fish? You’re in the right place! Most lakes and streams have trout species including rainbow, brown, and brook, but there are other species as well. Many of the lake areas have campgrounds, well-maintained picnic facilities, hiking trails, small convenience stores, equipment rental, and docks or shorelines for launching kayaks, paddleboards, or canoes. Many White Mountain lakes impose a 10-horsepower limit for boats with gas-driven motors, and most prohibit swimming, though there are exceptions. Be sure to check the rules for a particular lake before launching a motorized boat, or diving in for a few laps around the perimeter.
For more information, visit the Arizona Game and Fish website.