Nestled amidst the largest Ponderosa pine forest in the world, the township of Pinetop – Lakeside features a spectacular assortment of year–round outdoor activities and easy access to the most famous attractions in Northern Arizona. Only a few hours drive from the deserts of Phoenix and Tucson, Pinetop is an oasis that has become a favorite retreat for our desert dwelling neighbors.
Showcasing crystal clear lakes and creeks, open grassy meadows, heavily wooded hillsides, and four classic seasons, Pinetop is a wilderness lover's paradise. The bald eagle, elk, deer, antelope, mountain lion, and black bear are just a sampling of the hundreds of species of wildlife that make this region home. Visitors can view many of these species, as well as partake in a myriad of outdoor activities, at the magnificent Woodland Lake Park, located right here, in the heart of Pinetop – Lakeside.
Nearby Sunrise Ski Park offers activities for all seasons, including skiing, mountain biking, and lift rides. Or plan a day trip to Petrified Forest National Park, where the fossilized trees are amazing!
Exhausted by all the outdoor activities? Enjoy the fine restaurants and unique shops that downtown Pinetop has to offer. Or take a short drive over to the Hon–Dah Casino and take in a show. There is something for everyone!
Woodland Lake Park
Centrally located in the town of Pinetop – Lakeside, Woodland Lake Park provides a variety of outdoor activities, featuring tennis courts, softball fields, disc golf, hiking trails, equestrian trails, mountain biking, fishing, ramadas, picnic areas, volleyball, charcoal grills, boating, & playgrounds.
Sunrise Ski Park
About 30 minutes away from Pinetop, Sunrise Park is an outdoor playground year–round, offering boating, horseback riding, mountain biking, and disc golf, as well as skiing and snowboarding.
Petrified Forest National Park
The Petrified Forest National Park, featuring the Painted Desert and Rainbow Forest, is one of the most famous attractions in Arizona, and rightfully so. Showcasing a completely Triassic landscape. The site is a treasure trove of the fossilized remains of early dinosaurs and of course, the trees from which the park takes its name. Located approximately 80 miles from Pinetop
Fort Apache Historic Park
The Fort Apache Historic Park, featuring a cultural center, museum, tours, and exhibitions, is the ultimate location to explore the culture and history of the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the significance of the fort to the region. History buffs will especially appreciate this emotional and inspirational attraction. Located approximately 27 miles from Pinetop
Nine Pines Motel