Situated in the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the world, Pinetop-Lakeside offers visitors a cool alpine retreat in the heart of the White Mountains. Incorporated in 1984, the town of Pinetop-Lakeside sits at an elevation of 7200 feet. Its year-round population of 4,055 jumps to 35,000 in the summer months, as the mountain opens to seasonal visitors.
Pinetop-Lakeside's central location makes it an ideal point from which to access the many scenic and recreational opportunities the White Mountains. With over 40 lakes within 40 miles of town, hunting, hiking, fishing, golf, tennis, horseback riding, and mountain biking are excellent here. Skiing, snowboarding, tubing and snow shoeing are fantastic at Sunrise Ski Resort on the White Mountain Apache Reservation.
In the heart of the community is 580 acre Woodland Lake Park, providing an array of municipal and recreational activities for visitors and residents alike. Our new Mountain Meadow Recreational Complex on Woodland Road, which includes three soccer fields and two Little League fields. Accommodations include all conveniences of modern hotels, the personal touch of numerous bed and breakfasts, the warmth of a rustic lodge or cabin, and a variety of campgrounds.
The town offers a variety of unique shops with one of a kind items only found here. Our many restaurants to suit all tastes and pocketbooks, The town also offers a 8-plex movie theatre, miniature golf, go carts, arcades, and a pottery shop for adults and children alike, for your enjoyment.
A picturesque mountain retreat with a full complement of visitor's services, the town's natural beauty provides a scenic backdrop for year-round seasonal events. And, least we forget, clear, crisp mountain air.