San Carlos Apache - Ndeh
San Carlos Apache Reservation - One People Nde Nation

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Permits and Information
You will need a recreation permits for most of the Apache Nations such as the following San Carlos Tribal Government rates: ($10 per day) to camp, picnic, hike, or venture onto back roads unless you have a fishing, hunting, or special-use permit. Family permits include parents and kids 18 and under. Visitors to the Black and Salt Rivers or Bear Wallow Creek must have a special permit. One-day permits are good for 24 hours from midnight to midnight. No permit is needed for driving through on US 60, US 70, Road 800 to San Carlos, or Road 500 to Coolidge Dam. Always check for latest permit costs at the Recreation & Wildlife Department in San Carlos.

Fishing licenses are required through the calendar year; free if under 12 and with a permit-holding adult. Obtain the Black and Salt River permit instead if you'll be fishing in those rivers or Bear Wallow Creek; special permit fees per day for ages 12 and up. Boat permits are issued on a daily or per calendar year basis; a combined fishing and boat permit can be purchased for a full calendar year. Water-skiing/personal watercraft permits are also available for annual access; free if under age 12 with a permit-holding adult.

For permits and the latest regulations, facilities, fees, and road conditions, contact the San Carlos Recreation and Wildlife Department website or visit our office near the corner of Moon Base Road and US 70 (between Mileposts 272 and 273), 1.5 miles east of the AZ 170 junction for San Carlos; 928/475-2343 or 888/475-2344; it's open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; P.O. Box 97, San Carlos, AZ 85550.

Other sources for permits include Apache Gold Casino's convenience store (928/475-7800, ext. 3658), Express Stop in Globe (928/425-3911), Circle K Store in Globe (928/425-5952), Minit Market in Pima (928/485-3040), Pinky's Bait & Tackle in Safford (928/428-0056), Bob Keen's Store in Fort Thomas (928/485-2261), and Tempe Marine in Mesa (480/782-6813).

San Carlos Recreation and Wildlife Department            Phone: (928)-475-2343

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