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 Departments
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
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
Carlos Recreation and Wildlife Department
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