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Camping in Gila County, Arizona

It could be the magnificent mountain ranges, or maybe it is the cobalt blue waters of Roosevelt Lake, or on second thought maybe it is the vistas on top of the Mogollon Rim or the panoramic views from the Pinal Mountains near Globe. Whatever it is, Gila County has IT when it comes to Camping.

The Tonto National Forest, in Arizona, embraces almost 3 million acres of rugged and spectacularly beautiful country, ranging from Saguaro cactus-studded desert to pine-forested mountains beneath the Mogollon Rim. This variety in vegetation and range in altitude (from 1,300 to 7,900 feet) offers outstanding recreational opportunities throughout the year, whether it's lake beaches or cool pine forest.

As the fifth largest forest in the United States, the Tonto National Forest is one of the most-visited “urban” forests in the U.S. (approximately 5.8 million visitors annually). Its boundaries are Phoenix to the south, the Mogollon Rim to the north and the San Carlos and Fort Apache Indian reservations to the east.One of the most enjoyable recreational past-times is taking your family and exploring Gila County's many camping spots. Whether you like to rough it, glamping or pulling your RV and you want to be close to lakes, streams, swimming holes and hiking trails then camping in Gila County is waiting for you to define your next adventure and come Explore the Wild!Visit our very informative Camping page for more details on hundreds of camping spots and opportunities. IMPORTANT: It is best to check with each ranger station for any closures. Some areas do require overnight camping fees and if you will be camping on the San Carlos or White Mountain Apache Lands you will need a permit. All of this information is on the website.

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