The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest runs along the White Mountains & Mogollon Rim extending into New Mexico. Both forests accounting to 2.63 million acres are managed as one unit by USDA Forest Service. The cool summer breeze & high elevation of this national forest in addition to the 400 species of wildlife makes Apache-Sitgreaves an excellent weekend getaway destination. The national forest is divided into five Ranger Districts as Lakeside, Springerville, Clifton, Alpine and Black Mesa. Other attractions at the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest include over 680 miles of rivers & streams, numerous lakes & reservoirs and 8 notable cold water lakes.