With a location within the White Mountains area, recreational opportunities are endless. From fishing, camping and hiking to golfing, skiing and snowmobiling, residents and visitors to Snowflake-Taylor have unlimited access to it all.
Fool Hollow State Recreation Park in Show Low is a 140-acre lake filled with largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, catfish, crappies, bluegills and brown trout. The area also offers campsites for both RVs and tents, as well as a play area for children and an amphitheater.
Additional fishing can be had at the 100-acre Show Low Lake County Park and Woodland Lake Park in nearby Pinetop. Woodland Lake Park also affords patrons an ideal site equipped with tennis courts, ball fields, trails for hiking or mountain biking, picnic areas, boating and volleyball.
Ranked number three in the country by the American Hiking Society, the White Mountain Trail System, with trails beginning in Pinetop-Lakeside, is a haven for hikers, bikers and equestrians.
Boasting 65 runs accommodating skiers and snowboarders, the Sunrise Ski Resort in Greer also provides a separate area for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing trails. In addition to the easy through challenging runs is a“Ski-Wee” area for children.
Golf is abounding in the White Mountains region with eight courses within reach of those in Snowflake and Taylor – the Snowflake Municipal Golf Course (Public, 18 holes, Par 72, 6,400 yards) also includes a 9 hole course at 86 Par; Alpine Country Club (Public, 18 holes, Par 70, 5.595 yards); Bison Golf and Country Club in Show Low (Public, 9 holes, Par 34, 3,000 yards); Pine Meadows Country Club in Overgaard (Public, 9 holes, Par 34, 2,631 yards); Pinetop Lakes Golf and Country Club (Executive course, 18 holes, Par 63, 4,558 yards); River Run Golf Club and Estates in Eager (Public, 18 holes, Par 71, 6,371 yards); Silver Creek Golf Club in Show Low (Semi-private, 18 holes, Par 71, 6,813 yards); and Torreon in Show Low (Private, 18 holes, Par 72, 6,450 yards). Many of these courses also afford driving ranges, putting greens, pro shops and restaurants.
Snowflake’s Recreation and Parks Department oversees the maintenance of the community’s public parks and recreation areas. The department maintains two parks as well as Heritage Square. Pioneer Park offers patrons racquetball courts, sand volleyball courts, picnic areas and playground equipment, while Frederickson Park affords picnic facilities, playground equipment, tennis courts and a ball field.
This is barely scratching the surface of available recreational areas in the White Mountain region. Additional sites include the Jacques Marsh Wildlife Area in Pinetop-Lakeside, the Big Springs Environmental Study Area in Pinetop-Lakeside, the Pinetail Lake Wild Game Observation Area in Show Low, the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert, which is a 40-minute drive north of Snowflake, and many more.