What's Happening


Date Activity Contact
April 25, 2018

RABIES WARNING: A bobcat tested positive for rabies on April 18, 2018, in Whiteriver, Arizona. If you or a pet might have come in contact with this animal please call 928-338-3652 and speak with a staff member from the Office of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Whiteriver Indian Hospital. If you see suspicious wildlife, report it to the White Mountain Apache Tribe's Game and Fish Department.

(928) 338-4385

April 12, 2018

Red Flag Warning in effect. NO campfires until 7pm.

(928) 338-4385

April 12, 2018

State Route 473 to Hawley Lake and Hwy 273 past Sunrise Park are both open as of 9:00 am today 4/12/18.

az511.gov or call 511

March 5, 2018

There is a Hunter Education Course scheduled for March 16-18, 2018 in Cibecue, Arizona. Course registration can be done through the AZ Game & Fish website: www.azgfd.com. For more information please contact Deon Nashio.

(928) 332-2455

December 27, 2017

2018 Christmas Tree Lake Fish Camp dates have been set! May 1st through May 13th, 2018! 

  • $275.00 per day from 5/1-5/6
  • $225.00 per day from 5/7-5/13

For more information or to make reservations please call or email us.

(928) 338-4385 or email outdoors@wmat.us

December 27, 2017

2018 Rent-A-Lake reservations will continue to be booked online. However, due to the website calendar being down, the initial booking date will be postponed until February 1st 2018 or later. If you would like to be added to a reminder e-mail list please email us at outdoors@wmat.us.


Nov, 16. 2017

State Route 473 to Hawley Lake closed from Thursday, November 16th until at least April 15th, 2017. State Route 273 past Sunrise Park is scheduled to close Thursday, December 28th, 2017 unless severe storm happens sooner.

az511.gov or call 511

Nov 2, 2017

Weather permitting Christmas Tree Lake will be open for fishing until Dec. 10th, 2017. The lake is limited to 20 anglers per day and permits can be purchased at the Hon-Dah Sports store. 

(928)338-4385 or 369-7669.

Nov 4, 2017

Come Join Us! 2017 White Mountain Apache Wildlife Fair, Saturday - November 4, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Free for everyone!

Kid & Family Friendly Event w/games, contests, prizes, posters for the kids and more!

Wildlife Fair


Aug 1, 2017 Seasonal Closure begins today August 1st, 2017 for the south end of the reservation. For more information see map.  (928)338-4385          
July 4, 2017

Fireworks after dusk at the Sunrise Base Area, Live Entertainment! Base area activities until 7 pm! $10 per vehicle, $5 for WMAT Members. For more information call a Sunrise Team Member or visit www.sunriseskipark.com


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July 2, 2017

Blackriver areas that are closed due to the Hilltop Fire: Buzzard Hole, K & M Mines, Tick Flat, Blackriver Crossing and the Forks.

July 2, 2017

No Fire restrictions, Stage 1 Fire Alert, https://firerestrictions.us/az/

June 16, 2017

Effective June 16, 2017 a "Cibecue Falls Access Permit" will be required for every Non Member individual that intends to hike up Cibecue Creek to the waterfall. 

CIBECUE FALLS ACCESS PERMIT/PER PERSON: Permit is also valid for fishing and camping in the Salt River Canyon Area for the date that it is valid for.

Permit cost is $30 per person/per day for ALL AGES

May 7-22, 2016 2016 Fish Camp (928)338-4385
January 28, 2016 Hawley Lake will be Open for Fishing & Camping Arizona State Route 473 closed for winter. (928)338-4385
June 4, 2016 WMAT Game & Fish Department Annual Kids Fishing Derby at Bog Tank (928)338-4385


Please call us for more event information. Our staff can be reached at 1-928-338-4385. We look forward to your visit!