Tonto National Forest


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Tonto National Forest

Address:2324 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Phone:602-225-5200
Fax:602-225-5295
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r3/tonto
Size: Almost 3,000,000 acres.
Location:Central Arizona. Accessible by I-17, AZ 87, 188, 288, and 260; US 60, 77, 80, and 89. Nearby cities/towns include Cave Creek, Globe, Mesa, Miami, Payson, Phoenix, Pine, Superior, Roosevelt, and Young.
Facilities:Visitors center, 92 campgrounds, picnic areas, trails (nearly 900 miles), scenic drives.
Activities:Camping, hunting, fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing, rafting, swimming, water-skiing, target shooting, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, OHV riding, rock hounding, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Ranks among the most-visited national forests. Comprised of desert, canyons, chaparral, woodlands, and conifer forests. Points of interest include Roosevelt Lake Visitor Center; prehistoric sites Sears-Kay ruins and Shoofly Village; 8 wilderness areas totaling 589,300 acres; Salt and Verde rivers, portions of which are designated Wild and Scenic; lakes (Roosevelt, Apache, Canyon, and Saguaro) and reservoirs (Bartlett and Horseshoe).

See other parks in Arizona.
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The Tonto National Forest (part of the US Forest Service) is the lead federal agency for the federal review of the Resolution mine plan and land exchange and is responsible for preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS) under the NEPA.
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Sandwiched between Phoenix and Tonto National Forest, this city experiences comfortable weather (temperatures average 20 degrees Celsius) as opposed to the extreme desert heat it experiences in the summer.
Tonto National Forest is a popular getaway in southern Arizona, said Hornung.
Located 40 miles northeast of Phoenix, Arizona, Rio Verde was built between the Verde River, the Tonto National Forest, and McDowell Mountain Regional Park.
Thanks to the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Tonto National Forest, and Phoenix Zoo, aggressive efforts to restore habitats and reestablish populations are rebuilding a metapopulation (a group of spatially separated populations that exchange individuals through immigration and emigration) of Chiricahua leopard frogs near Young, Arizona.
According to the Arizona Republic, on March 9, 10-year-old Paul Schalow and his family were taking a lunch break after riding ATVs in Arizona's Tonto National Forest when a family member noticed a lion that was about to pounce on Paul.
Arizona Camp Sunrise is an oncology camp located along Christopher Creek in the Tonto National Forest of northern Arizona.
The Forest Service, which manages the Tonto National Forest, originally approved the Carlota project under the antiquated Mining Law of 1872, which continues to allow mining abuse of public lands.
Government spokesmen said the Vipers came to the BATF's attention after hunters and Boy Scouts encountered armed people in camouflage who were setting off explosions in the Tonto National Forest, about 60 miles northeast of Phoenix.
Eight men are convicted of planting enough explosives in Quartzite Falls, on Arizona's Tonto National Forest, to blast the once-Class 6 rapids to benign status - apparently to facilitate rafting (and boost revenues therefrom) through the pristine Salt River Canyon Wilderness.