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White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation

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Address: Whiteriver, AZ 85941
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Covering more than 1.6 million acres in east central Arizona, these tribal...

Covering more than 1.6 million acres in east central Arizona, these tribal lands of the Apache contain some of the state's most scenic and plentiful recreation areas including lakes and streams for fishing, and scenic landscapes for hiking and camping.

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First of all don't go here and look down your nose. The average household makes $18,000 a year. This is a forgotten place---remember you are a guest. With that being said here's... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Palmer, Alaska
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Palmer, Alaska
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68 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all don't go here and look down your nose. The average household makes $18,000 a year. This is a forgotten place---remember you are a guest. With that being said here's my review. The pros: 1. Nice folks 2. Main road was cleared of snow---there are many that aren't! 3. Know the map and where you are going. 4.... More 

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Glendale, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Don 't even waste your time going there. Roads not marked well for getting to boat ramp and store. Road closed over the dam, so can not get to store that way. Indian tribe has not maintained this property in a proper manner. This area could be a jewel of a destination if the tribe gave any reasonable effort to... More 

2 Thank Tamale1234
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Winter offers skiing on the White Mountain while summer has amazing camping and fishing in many, many lakes in the area. So many hiking trails to choose from. Natives are quite people are friendly. Food choices are slim, but you can drive 20 minutes to casino or just a little further to Show Low, AZ.

2 Thank pparmen
Howell, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

There is so much more to the White Mountain Apache Indian Reservation than the visitor's Fort Apache area or the casino. If you are lucky enough to be "invited" to a ceremony deep inside the reservation, I would suggest going. We were invited to an a sacred Apache girl becoming of age, being held at night with fires, drums, and... More 

2 Thank WC G
Snowflake, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

What a beautiful place. Camping right next to a gorgeous river with tall pines. It was wonderful. It did rain both days for a short time in the afternoons, but that's part of camping.

4 Thank Melody B
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

We'll worth the trip Reservation lake is breath taking and the staff at the store are fantastic you may not like the miles of dirt road but the fishing and views are more than worth it

5 Thank Brent M
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2013

If you don't plan on hitting the Hon Dah casino, don't think there's no reason to take Rte 260 past Pinetop and into the Apache Reservation. The road is well-maintained, and the scenery changes as you climb higher in elevation. From scrub pines to ponderosa pines to aspens, across broad meadows with grazing cattle, up to nearly 9,000 ft. The... More 

5 Thank Jim M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I enjoyed my visit . Great airport and Timber operation . I found it some what hard to get to know the people , like I said trust . Great church actives in the area about five or so . Not a lot of outsiders visit and when you do visit you know you are an outsider . I think... More 

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Forest City, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

I have spent a fair share of time in Whiteriver, and I can honestly say, I have no idea what is even offered here to look at. There are no promotional materials I can find, and it is impossible to get anyone to help you if you ask for directions. The animals wandering everywhere are a huge problem. I have... More 

11 Thank ProfessorDiva
Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2012

Nicely done small museum of White Mtn. Apache Tribe and it's dealings with U.S. Army. Located on eastern edge of Fort Apache. Lots of older buildings (mostly closed to public), but beatiful restored Victorian mansion, which was the commandants quarters. May interesting late 19th. century structures. Low admission cost includes Kinishba ruins. Ruins are about 3/4 mi. west of museum... More 

6 Thank slaterock1704

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