Tonto National Forest Christmas tree permits may now be purchased online at Recreation.gov or in-person at ranger stations in Globe, Tonto Basin, Payson, Mesa, Tonto Supervisor’s Office, & Cave Creek. The Christmas tree cutting begins Nov. 18th. The permits are $15 each and good until Dec. 31st, 2023. Tonto Officials also announced, “In addition, Christmas tree permits are available for free with an Every Kid Outdoors pass.” They also note, “All online transactions are subject to a small transaction fee including the Every Kid Outdoors free Christmas tree permit.”
The in-person locations:
Cave Creek Ranger District, 40202 N. Cave Creek Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85262.
Mesa Ranger District, 5140 E. Ingram St., Mesa, Arizona 85205.
Payson Ranger District, 1009 East Highway 260, Payson, Arizona 85541.
Tonto National Forest Supervisor‘s Office, 2324 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006.
Tonto Basin Ranger District, Hwy 188, Roosevelt, AZ 85545.
Globe Ranger District 7680 Six Shooter Canyon Rd, Globe, AZ 85501.
They advise all to, “Be safe, have a plan, know before you go and most importantly, have fun!”