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Christmas Tree Lake Programs
Fish Camp and Limited Access
Christmas Tree Lake offers two exclusive programs. The Christmas Tree Lake Fish Camp and the Christmas Tree Limited Access. These programs offer our customers a breath taking once in a life time fishing experience. To make a reservation, please call GREG DAZEN OR KRISTY GREGG AT 928-338-4385 EXT 232 OR EMAIL @ OUTDOORS@WMAT.US

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FISH CAMP Program
  • This program is an exclusive fully outfitted fisherman's dream. The camp is held before the lake is officially opened to the public each year. Christmas Tree Lake is managed for Trophy Apache Trout found ONLY in Arizona's White Mountains. Camp packages include fishing licenses, lodging, all meals and boats. 2016 FISH CAMP dates are from May 7 through May 22, 2016.
  • $200.00 a day on WEEKDAYS (Monday thorugh Friday)
  • $275.00 a day for the FIRST WEEKEND (May 7 & 8, 2016)
  • $250.00 a day for the SECOND WEEKEND (May 14 & 15, 2016)
  • $200.00 a day for the THIRD WEEKEND (May 21 & 22, 2016)
  • NOTE: Weekends requires both Saturday and Sunday bookings.
  • FOOD - Includes dinner the night before and breakfast, lunch and dinner the day of fishing.
  • LODGING - Permit includes lodging the night before your reserved fishing date in heated wall tents (four anglers per tent).
  • FISHING - Christmas Tree Lake is primed for Fish Camp with Brood Stock from local hatcheries. Boat and Electric motors are provided to clients
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL GREG DAZEN OR KRISTY GREGG AT 928-338-4385 EXT 232 OR EMAIL @ OUTDOORS@WMAT.US
LIMITED ACCESS Program
  • ON-LINE RESERVATIONS WILL OPEN ON JANUARY 1, 2017 AT 9:00 AM.
  • After the Fish Camp season ends, Christmas Tree Lake is available as a limited access fishing area for the remainder of the year, starting May 26, 2017. The pristine beauty and scenic surroundings of Christmas Tree Lake will bring you back year after year.
  • The program is limited to 20 anglers a day by reservation only. The fee is 30.00 daily per person up until July 4 and 25.00 per person after July 4.
  • Special Christmas Tree Lake Permit Required NO CAMPING
  • The Special Christmas Tree Lake Limited Access permits are valid, one hour before sunrise and end one hour after sundown on the day of the permit.
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL GREG DAZEN OR KRISTY GREGG AT 928-338-4385 EXT 232 OR EMAIL @ OUTDOORS@WMAT.US
  • 2017 Reservations will only be available on-line using our Reservations system. Our Reservation system will go live on January 1, 2017 at 9:00 am
Bag Limit/Possession Limit
  • Possession limit is one (1) Apache Trout having a minimum length of 16 inches; or up to five (5) Brown Trout, total of five (5) fish in the aggregate. Anglers may not use bait.
The Christmas Tree Lake Story
  • Scenic Christmas Tree Lake at the junction of Sun and Moon creeks was built in 1965. It is named after the site on which the 1965 White House christmas tree, given to President Lyndon B. Johnson by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, was found.
  • Then Tribal Chairman Lester Oliver said, "The Tribe was very honored to be chosen for the sponsorship of the tree." and added, "This is the first time that any Indian Tribe has been selected to provide the tree which will grace the White House lawn and will be seen by millions of television viewers in December when President Johnson pulls the switch to light the tree."
  • The Tribe's ongoing Apache Trout stocking program at Christmas Tree Lake is a unique and important component of its ongoing fisheries management efforts on the Reservation. Christmas Tree Lake represents the first and most successful attempt to grow this rare fish species that is found only in the White Mountains of Arizona.
 
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White Mountain Apache Tribe
Game & Fish Department
P.O. Box 220
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
(928) 338-4385
outdoors@wmat.us